Dr Adjase (right) signing the MOU with Dr Vivian Lee, Vice President of Health Sciences, University of Utah, while other faculty members look on
THE COLLEGE of Health, Kintampo (CoHK), has entered into a 5 year partnership via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Utah in the US.
The MOU signed on October 31, 2011 at the University of Utah, seeks among other things the exchange of professor and research scholars, collaboration in clinical, community and research projects as well as collaboration in the development of curriculum, teaching, service outreach and Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities.
The Director of CoHK, Dr Emmanuel Teye Adjase, at a press briefing to make the partnership public, said the MOU will “continue to promote the advancement of international understanding, dissemination of learning, exchange of knowledge, the fostering of sustainable improvements in health, education and economic conditions whilst strengthening cultural ties.”
Dr Teye said the programme will be open to qualified faculty, physician assistants, residents, graduate and undergraduate students as well as volunteers, subject matter experts or other appropriate individuals as approved by both parties.
“Participants will be selected by the home institution on the basis of academic merit, knowledge, self-determination and benefit to the host institution,” he further explained.
As part of plans to transform the college into a world-class health university, Dr Adjase said the school has acquired 3000 acres of land to develop it into a modern university campus.
He however said this plan will remain on the drawing board if government and corporate bodies failed to support the project.
The director said the college is ready to enter into a win-win agreement with any group of investors that will express interest in partnering it to develop the land.
The college is so far the only school of its kind in the country with the mandate to turn out multi-purpose health personnel for the provision of quality health care.
It currently awards certificates, diplomas and degrees in 13 programs including clinical psychiatry, medical assistants, technical officers and field technicians.
FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Kintampo