As part of their orientation programme and yearly rituals, Family Health University College fresh Medical Students has paid an official familialization visit to Teshie Mantse, Nii Ashitey Akromfra III, and Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in Accra.
Teshie Manste and his elders, welcome the Registrar of Family Health University College Medical School, Mrs. Rita Kaine, staff and the fresh students into the Palace.
The students were briefed about the history of Teshie, how it started with a small fishing community in 1916 and now have grown with large population to a Municipal status.
The elders disclosed that, knowing the importance and benefits of education and health care, enable them to release land to Prof. Kwawukume for the establishment of the school and hospital.
According to the traditional leaders, both the school and the hospital have projected the image of Teshie , hence great benefit to the people in the community and its environs.
Furthermore, the raditional ruler also used the occasion to commend Prof. Kwawukume, Chief Medical Director of Family Health Hospital, Dr Susu Bridget and the entire management for serving the community with all their heart.
The students also had their share of advises from the Teshie Manste, that is concentrating on their books to be able to achieve their dreams of being a good doctor.
This he believes will make their parents and family proud because their parents and family are ensuring that, they the students lack nothing, therefore should not let such an investment to go waste.
The Registrar of Family Health University College Medical School, Mrs. Rita Kaine used the occasion to thank the Teshie Mantse for his wonderful reception accorded them.
And pledged on behalf of management and students, their commitment to call on them when facing any challenges.
Meanwhile, in an interview with this news portal, www.thenewindependentonline.com, Mrs. Rita Kaine revealed that, at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, the students were taken through the various programmes being offered at the Centre.
The students she mentioned were advised, especially the women to undertake short courses such as, Conflict Management etc after completing the medical school.
Meanwhile, Management of Family Health Medical School, (Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School) led by its President, Prof. E. Y. Kwawukume, as part of its social responsibilities, have taken measures to launch an Endowment Fund next year March, 2020, to provide financial support for the needy, but brilliant Ghanaian students from both rural and urban areas, who have the desire to be trained as medical doctors.
The Fund will constitute gifts, grants, donations, and bequests, as may be given by a corporate body, a group of persons, or an individual.
Any person may contribute, or devise money, or other personal, or real property to the Fund; and to ensure its success, contributions towards the Fund shall be administered and managed by a Board of Trustees.
The long-term benefits of the Endowment Fund will ensure the continued support of a diverse group of students from low income background within the country; help to make medical training accessible to more Ghanaian students; and increase the doctor-patient ratio in the nation to an acceptable level.
The beneficiaries of the fund will include students who on the inception of the medical programme, were capable of paying their fees, but due to sudden challenges such as, the demise or poor health of their main sponsor, etc. are incapable of paying the remaining fee.
In another development, all is set for Family Health Hospital to introduce Dialysis Machine to filter patient’s blood to remove excess water and waste products when the kidneys are damaged, dysfunctional, or missing.
Family Health University College comprises a Medical School, and Nursing and Midwifery School. It also has a general and a specialist hospital, supporting the schools, on the same campus.
Family Health Medical School is Ghana’s premier private medical school with a hospital, modern facilities, spacious laboratories and lecture halls.
Family Health Medical School is affiliated to the University of Ghana and accredited by both the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the Medical & Dental Council (MDC).
The School offers a six-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme for WASSCE and ‘A’ Level candidates, and a four and a half-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme (Graduadte Entry Medical Programme) for first degree holders in science related disciplines.
The School has students from Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Liberia, Cote d’IVoire, the United States of America, Britain, Canada, and Pakistan.
Source: William Sarpong