U.K based Ghanaian doctors, dentists commended for supporting country

The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, has commended Ghanaian doctors and dentists in the United Kingdom for their readiness to contribute resources to health care delivery back home, saying their patriotism made them a vast resource for progress in development in Ghana.

He was speaking at the 12th Annual Health Conference of the Ghanaian Doctors and Dentists Association in the United Kingdom (GDDA-UK), in Liverpool last week.

The three-day event was under the theme: Stories Buried in Medicine – Exploring the Inequalities in Mental, Maternal and Dental Health.

The High Commissioner, who was the special guest of honour, said that there was the need for a strong bond of cooperation between the association’s members and their counterparts in Ghana at all times, to promote government’s health development agenda.

He, therefore, pledged the High Commission’s support to the GDDA-UK’s efforts to make their services readily available at home.

Presenting a paper on ‘Inequalities in Maternal Health in Ghana,’ Dr Paul Mensah, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, entreated doctors in Ghana to have the humility to cooperate with midwives to ensure safe maternal health care delivery at the wards.

“This is because the midwife is a vital force in maternal health,” he pointed out.

The acting president of the GDDA-UK, Dr Robert Cann, said that the association had been growing from strength to strength since its birth 11 years ago.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Liverpool

 

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