Memorandum of Understanding with Ghana Ministry of Health
01 November 2011
The Ghana Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LJMU at a ceremony held at the Ghana Ministry of Health in the country’s capital Accra on 23 September 2011. The MoU will see the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences facilitate the training and development of nurses and midwives in Ghana.
The Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Mettle-Nunoo said the MoU would provide opportunities for clinical specialisation for nurses and midwives that would enable them to better respond to local needs for quality of care delivery. This would be achieved through an educational package that includes short courses as well as top up and masters degrees and PhD programmes for a wide range of specialist practice fields in nursing and midwifery practice.
He also expressed the hope that the partnership would promote staff development according to local and LJMU standards to enable staff to teach at university level as well as facilitate collaborative research projects and other forms of mutual co-operation. He encouraged nurses and midwives to access the opportunities being offered.
Dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Professor Godfrey Mazhindu commented:
"We hope the MoU will go a long way towards strengthening the relationship between LJMU and the Ghana Ministry of Health for mutual benefit in the long term. The collaboration is aimed at supporting the government’s agenda of making health care delivery accessible to all the people of Ghana and facilitate and promote cultural exchange."
The MoU was signed by Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, the Honourable Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo and witnessed by the Chief Nursing Officer Mr George Kyeremeh, and Director of Human Resource Development Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyira. Professor Godfrey Mazhindu initialled the MoU on behalf of LJMU, witnessed by Liz McGough, Head of Partnerships in the Faculty and Chris Edwards, Business Development Manager.
Pictured (left to right: Honourable Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, Ghana; Professor Godfrey Mazhindu, Dean of Faculty of Health, LJMU; Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyira, Director of Human Resource Development, Ghana Ministry of Health; Liz McGough, Head of Partnerships, Faculty of Health, LJMU; Chris Edwards, Business Development, LJMU; George Kumi Kyeremeh, Chief Nursing Officer, Ghana Ministry of Health