College of Health Sciences organises course on Effective Management of Health Institutions

A 3-Day Course on Effective Management of Health Institutions, has been organised by the University of Ghana College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu, for faculty, administrators and staff of health training institutions. 

Deputy Minister for Health, Honourable Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu

The Deputy Minister for Health, Honourable Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, who was the Guest Speaker at the Opening ceremony, said that all professionals irrespective of their training and background need to have knowledge in management and leadership to be able to function effectively.

He said so long as health professionals work with human beings, they will need to have knowledge and understanding of the complexities of human beings.  He urged the organisers of the Short Course to make the training a regular feature to enable the professionals benefit from current trends in managing health institutions.

The Chairman of the College of Health Sciences Research Board, Professor Kwabena Mante Bosompem who represented the Provost of the College, Reverend Professor Patrick Ayeh-Kumi noted that building the capacity of managers of health training institutions in management and administration was very important since most of these managers do not get any formal training in management and administration before they assume their positions.  He urged the participants to take the course seriously since they were going to benefit immensely from it.  Professor Bosompem asked the participants to be innovative in the management and administration of their institutions.

Some members on the High Table from left to right: Professor Kwabena Mante Bosompem,  Deputy Minister for Health, Honourable Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee, Co-ordinator of the programmee, Mr. Michael Afari Atuah, College Secretary. 

The Co-ordinator of the programme, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee, a Senior Assistant Registrar at the College of Health Sciences, said the course was intended to bridge the administrative gap not only within higher education circles but between and among policy makers and government officials. He further indicated that a forum where education managers, policy makers and business owners will dialogue will be created to find solutions to some of the challenges facing the nation.

He thanked Forms Capital Ltd., Agricultural Development Bank and Databank Ghana Ltd. for their sponsorship and support of the programme.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. William Arthur, Managing Director of Forms Capital Ltd. said they were happy to be part of the programme.  He said his company was happy to be associated with training of managers of health training institutions because of the ultimate benefit to many people, and pledged his company’s continuous support for similar programmes in the future.