The Chief Executive Officer of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, In the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Albert Buckle, has appealed to The Health Practitioners in the Sub-Region, to be patient with their Patients, for effective Health Service Delivery.
According to him, Health Workers should not impose what they know on the people they are to serve, when it comes to medicine. He gave the advice, during the closing ceremony and dinner dance, of The 2016 West African Segment Of The Management Development Institute [MDI] Training Programme, for Health Care Organizations in West Africa, held in Accra, at The GIMPA Campus.
The Programme, co-ordinated by The Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration, GIMPA, for The West African Region, is a collaborative effort ,by The University Of California, Los Angeles [UCLA], Anderson School Of Management And The African Medical And Research Foundation [AMREF], with Funding by Johnson And Johnson.
The One Week Training Programme saw about 40 participants, selected from 6 West African Countries: Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameron, Sierra-Leone, and The Gambia. The Participants, were taken through these subjects: Organizational Planning, Operations Management, Program Monitoring & Evaluation, Financial Management and Leadership & Human Resource Management.
The rest are: Economics & Healthcare Management, Conversation on Governance and Social Marketing, among others.
Since The Programme began 11 years ago, 1,010 Participants from 32 Countries in Africa, have graduated. To date, 115 Managers from Ghana have been beneficiaries of The Johnson and Johnson MDI Scholarship.
This year, 21 more people have been added to the number, through the just–ended Programme.
The West African Regional Director Of The Programme, Professor Anthony Sallar, in an interview with Francis Edzorna Mensah, said, the overall aim of the programme is “Patients’ care”, “value your patients, you get money from them, and then what values are you adding”.
According to him, The Programmes have changed and re-shaped hundreds of Health Practitioners, who have received Training, under The Programme, since its inception.
Source:radioxyzonline.com/Francis Edzorna Mensah