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Ghana Ministry of Health to Regularize Foreign Voluntary Medical Service

Ghana Daily Graphic – Story by Lucy Adoma Yeboah (September 21, 2009)

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is to establish a Foreign Voluntary Medical Service Department to regularise the activities of visiting medical teams into the country.  In addition, the ministry would develop a register of all Ghanians, as well as non-Ghanian medical doctors resident in the US who would like to work in Ghana, to enable the ministry to facilitate their entry and operations when the time comes.

This was announced by the Minister of Health, Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, in Accra last Thursday, at a meeting with a team of health professionals from Kybele, a non-profit organization based in the US, which collaborates with health sectors in developing countries on issues relating to maternal health.

The team, which has established partnership with mainly the Ridge Hospital in Accra for years, is currently in the country with 20 of its members to continue with that collaborative effort and alsslo extend it to the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani for the next couple of weeks.