The Kennesaw State University (KSU), USA, has expressed its readiness to assist the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to build a Public Health Training Centre.
According to KSU, the Public Health Training Centre would not only educate students on health related matters but would equally put premium on violent prevention and conflict management.
This came to light when Prof. Sam Abaidoo, led a delegation from the Kennesaw State University to pay a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.
Prof. Abaidoo noted that KSU was in the process of securing a grant from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) office of the American Schools and Hospitals Association (ASHA) to build the facility. He said the Training School would give the requisite skills and capabilities to students to deal vigorously with any eventualities in the discharge of their duties as health professionals.
According to him, the delegation would use the visit to learn at firsthand the Information Technology (IT) capabilities of the University, so that, if need be, they could include an IT component into the grant to improve the UCC IT situations. He made reference to the long-standing relationship between KSU and UCC dating back to 1999 under Prof Agyapong, a former Vice-Chancellor of UCC.
Receiving the high-level delegation, Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah welcomed Prof. Abaidoo and his accompanying delegation to the University. He expressed joy at KSU for choosing UCC as the institution to put up the Public Health School. He assured the delegation of his unflinching support for the project.
Prof. Ampiah was optimistic that KSU would get the grant from the USAID/ASHA to build the facility, which will be situated within the Amonoo-Kuofi Medical Village. The Vice-Chancellor commended KSU for placing premium on IT, which he said forms part of his topmost priorities to digitize the University.
The meeting was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Prof George K. T. Oduro; the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Harold S. Amonoo-Kuofi. Others included the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Francis Amuquandoh,