SPH and LSHTM Introduce New Online MSC Programme

A Group picture after the event

The School of Public Health (SPH) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is introducing a new MSc course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy and Programming.

A delegation from the SPH and LSHTM called on Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gordon Awandare to brief him about the new online course. Prof. Awandare welcomed the LSHTM team to the University and commended the SPH on their selection to host the course. He underscored the importance of training faculty on designing and delivering online courses and programmes to enable the University offer more of such courses. Prof. Awandare noted that the project was consistent with the strategic objectives of the University in building research and international partnerships and was hopeful that the Project would explore new opportunities for the future.

 Prof. Gordon Awandare 

Prof. Veronique Filippi, LSHTM on behalf of her team, expressed appreciation for the warm welcome her team received. She indicated that the duration of the programme is for a year and will be open to students in Sub-Saharan Africa. She disclosed that there are 90 scholarships available for the next two years, 40 of which will be deployed in the first year and the remaining 50 in the second year.

Providing a brief background to the new programme, Prof. Kwasi Torpey, Dean of SPH, mentioned that the process started about a year ago and that SPH had to compete with other African universities to partner with LSHTM to offer the course. He indicated that through the collaboration, the School has been able to enhance internet connectivity and set up smart classrooms to ensure the course runs smoothly when it begins.

Other members of the LSHTM team were Dr. Germaine Tuyisenge, Assistant Professor, LSHTM, Abi Lummis, Project Manager; Dominic Forrest, Learning Technologist; Kate Reiss, Research Fellow; and Rachel Scott, Assistant Professor.

Present at this meeting were Dr. Deda Ogum Alangea, Senior Lecturer, SPH; Madam Patience S. Thompson, Program Manager, SPH; Mrs. Elizier Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate (PAD); Ms. Pascaline Songsore, Senior Assistant Registrar, PAD; Miss. Victoria Anim, Assistant Registrar, Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Students Affairs (ASA).