The Ministry of Health (MOH) is bringing back the idea of training Community Health Nurses (CHN) to manage the various Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds which are mostly centred in rural areas.
The Ministry believe the move would promote primary healthcare in deprived communities since health professionals mostly refused posting to such areas due to lack of basic utilities such as potable water, electricity and internet services.
Nana Adjei-Mensah, Chief Director of MOH, disclosed this yesterday at the 2019 Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) forum in Accra. The joint forum brought together health practitioners and alumni to share best practices and experiences in the health sector in Ghana.
The Korea Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Sungsoo Kim said over the years, Korea had trained lots of Ghanaian health professionals to acquire more knowledge and skills to improve healthcare delivery.
The Deputy Country Director of KOICA Ghana Office, Ms Jeongyi Choi, said her outfit worked in four priority sectors in the country, namely health, agricultural and rural development, education and energy.
She said some selected health officials had also participated in KOICA’s country-specific invitational training, global fellowships and master’s degree scholarship programmes to build the capacity of individuals and institutions for the accelerated development of the country.