The health training institute at all levels will soon be upgraded to run a 4 year bachelor of degree programmes at Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges to meet the changing healrh care needs of the conutry.
According to the health ministry, this is to ensure that a bachelor degree becomes the minimum qualification for practicing nurses and midwives whiles fading out diploma and certificate holders.
The rector of the colleges of nursing and midwifery, Hannah Akua Oparebea Acquah made this pronouncement on behalf of the Health Minister Dr. Kweku Agyeman Menu during the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Health Training Institution at Koforidua in the Eastern region.
The meeting was under the theme Repositioning the Health Training Institutions Towards Universal Health Coverage.
According to Hannah Acquah, a stakeholders consultation will soon take place to develop policies as part of plans to upgrade all nursing training institutions into fully fledged tertiary schools.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Ofosu praised the leadership for such a wonderful initiative upon all the challenges the Health Training Institutions are battling with. Such challenges includes infrastructure, teaching and learning accommodation and transport for supervision of fieldwork.
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