Ghana Postgraduate Training Program

Global Initiatives is currently documenting the factors related
to the high retention rate of trained OB/ Gyns in Ghana, evaluating
the impact of the program, and determining how the educational
enhancements to the training program affected program success.

Watch the following vodcast with Timothy R. B. Johnson, M.D.

Academic Partnerships to Improve Health

A long history of “vertical programs” have not significantly improved maternal mortality in sub Saharan Africa. As has been demonstrated in Ghana, a commitment to human resources for health, human capacity building and authentic partnership can create a national context for improved maternal care. This concept could be replicated in other SSA and American OBGYN department partnerships. Global health priorities are converging to create more opportunities for mutually beneficial global programs. This concept is being replicated in other SSA and OBGYN departments.  Click here for more information.

A talk given at the 2011 Sujal Symposium discussing academic partnerships to improve health.

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Grand Rounds at the University of New Mexico entitled “Academic Partnerships to Improve Maternal Health”

The objectives of the video are to understand:

  • The problem of maternal mortality in a global context Global Health research and program priority setting.
  • How health systems research and Human Resources for Health (HRH) programs can transition from vertical programs to nationally sustainable horizontal programs.
  • The Role of University Partnerships in Global Health and Maternal Mortality Reduction

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