The Greenhills School of Health Sciences, a private health training institution set up in 2008 by Rev Dr Charles Antwi-Boasiako has held its first graduation ceremony of the school; this group for the first time in the history of Ghana, becomes the first locally trained and professionally certified Occupational Therapists.
In all 106 students graduated out of the overall 256 presently enrolled in the school.
“With the rapid expansion of infrastructure in the health sector, the role of the private sector health training institutions is critical to bridging the human resource gaps in our health care delivery system.”Dr Victor Bampoe, deputy minister of health who represented the Health minister said.
The ceremony was graced by many dignitaries, including Dr Zanetor Rawlings, Rev Prof Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi – Dean of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, and a large delegation from George Fox University in Oregon, USA led by Prof Jeff Houck, Director of Research.
The Greenhills school of Health Sciences, has an accreditation from the Allied Health Professional Council to offer two-year certificate programs in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Medical Laboratory Science Technology; and by the National Vocational Training Institute to offer a Grade 1 and 2 certificate program in Health Care.
Kobby Blay is the chief health editor at Ghanahealthnest.com. A professional practicing nurse with specialty in mental health and focus for health communications, public health, medical/documentary photography, ICT and systems perspective for health improvement.