The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has declared its determination to work closely with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to strengthen health research activities.
Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Director-General, described the partnership as critical to drive the provision of quality healthcare.
He indicated that the quality human resource in health research institutions, teaching hospitals and health directorates was vital to the improvement of healthcare services.
All research publications, could for example, be put together in an annual publication, and made available to the GHS to guide policy, implementation and monitoring, he suggested.
Dr. Appiah-Denkyira was addressing the 23rd oath-swearing and induction ceremony of the KNUST – School of Medical Sciences (SMS) Kumasi.
In all, 176 newly qualified doctors, including 19 dental surgeons, were inducted and took the Hippocratic Oath.
Dr. Appiah-Denkyira suggested to the SMS to explore the possibility of engaging medical specialists in the diaspora to boost post-graduate training.
It should also include in its curriculum courses on entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor of the KNUST, gave assurance of the university’s preparedness to continue to partner industry and institutions to enhance research and developed innovative products to address developmental challenges.