September 22, 2015

Emergency Medicine Faculty Honored in Ghana

In 2010, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) received an NIH Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) pilot grant to support what is now known as the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative - a partnership with KNUST, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ghana Ministry of Health, and the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Nursing. The Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative aims to develop an innovative, interdisciplinary, sustainable, team-based medical training program to improve the management of injury and acute medical conditions, while retaining skilled health care providers in Ghana. The goal is to increase emergency medicine capacity by creating high quality, locally based training programs.

Recently, KATH honored several individuals who have contributed to the growth and success of its Emergency Training Center in Kumasi, which has supported the training of 15 emergency physicians and 80 nurses over the last five years. University of Michigan Emergency Medicine faculty, Drs. William Barsan and Rockefeller Oteng, were among those honored.

Read local coverage of the 5-year celebration and partnership here.