30 May 2022
The lecture series is freely available online with 24 video-based lectures, created by a range of experts from the Royal College of Pathologists. The series covers four topics, histopathology (anatomical pathology), chemical pathology, haematology and microbiology. The aim of the series is to strengthen clinical practice and improve patient outcomes, helping to tackle some of the challenges at the forefront of pathology not only in Ghana, but worldwide.
During the launch event on 20th May 2022, Dr Jon Nkrumah-Mills, Lead of the Faculty of Laboratory Medicine at the GCPS, and Professor Richard Adanu, Rector of the GCPS, shared their thanks for the output of this collaboration, citing the need for equality of opportunity within a challenging environment and the importance of wider access to education and development resources.
Professor Mike Osborn, Chair of the Royal College of Pathologist, thanked all parties involved including DHSC, the faculty of laboratory medicine and staff at the GCPS, particularly praising the spirit and production of the collaboration, which is helping to engage and inspire current and future professionals to deliver high quality services that improve the patient experience.
Funded by the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and managed by THET, the Future International Workforce Programme aims to address the global shortage of quality health workers and increase access to vital services for the poorest and most vulnerable including, refugee populations.
Through innovative Health Partnerships, underpinned by reciprocal exchanges of knowledge, skills and experience, UK health institutions and partner organisations in Africa are working together to develop responses to locally identified health workforce priorities.