Family health

Ghana: School of Family Health Medicine Holds 2nd Graduation

Forty-seven granduants consisting of 26 women and 21 men graduated on Thursday as the second batch of medical students from Family Health Medical School after completing all coursework and exams.

They will then be assigned to various medical facilities across the country.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Naa Dr Alhassan Andani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Family Health Medical School Endowment Fund, called on the government to provide 30% of tuition fees students in private medical institutions.

Naa Andani also called on traditional authorities to partner with government and educational institutions in pooling their resources to sponsor bright but needy students in their communities who will return to serve those communities.

He also pleaded with granduants to accept postings in rural communities, where they could easily have a positive impact on the population rather than clogging already “satisfied” health facilities in cities.

He announced that the Family Health Medical School Endowment Fund was already operational and called on individuals and organizations to support the fund to train more doctors in the system.

Professor EY Kwawukume, Founder and President of Family Health University College, announced that the management was working to acquire a presidential charter to make it a fully-fledged autonomous university and called on all stakeholders to support in this direction .

He said they are also set to launch their second strategic plan in the first half of 2022 to provide the blueprint for the university to move towards greater achievements.

He said the school has also strengthened its faculty with highly qualified and seasoned professionals to make it the center of excellence.

On infrastructure, he said the college has undertaken more projects to improve facilities and structures that would provide students with the best training environment to promote discovery, teaching and learning.

Mr. Simon Sackitey has been named Family Health University College Founder’s Top MBChB Graduate Student after winning: Professor Jonathan Hubert Addy’s Award for Top Graduate Student in Medicine and Therapeutics, Top Graduate Student in Surgery and Top Graduate Student in Studies clinics.