Methodist Church strengthens partnership to improve healthcare delivery

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The Methodist church of Ghana is strengthening its partnership with the Training for Improved Outcomes (TRIO-Bridge) Foundation, a UK charity organization, to build the capacities of its health workers to improve delivery in its healthcare facilities.

The aim is to equip health workers with the needed skills sets and attitudes that will build their confidence in the discharge of their duties at the Church’s health facilities across the country.

Right Reverend Christopher Nyarko Andam, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, said the church was committed to the holistic wellbeing of the people and would continue to train and sharpen the skills of its workers, especially those in the health and education sectors to offer quality services to the Ghanaian people.

He was speaking at a ceremony to receive quantities of computers and other hospital items presented by TRIO-Bridge, at the Methodist Faith Hospital at Ankaase, in the Afigya-Kwabre South District.

The computers will support a laboratory project being set up at the nursing training school of the hospital to facilitate online teaching and learning and continuous capacity building and training programmes of both the students and health workers.

Other items included projectors, tables and chairs, baby cots, book files and pens.

They were donated by Q.A Limited, a UK-based training company to support the activities of TRIO-Bridge, in the country.

Rt. Rev. Andam commended members of the Foundation for their tremendous work to improve the capacities and skills of Ghanaians to bridge the gap in health care service delivery in Europe and Ghana.

Mr Enoch Osafo, Director of Methodist Health, said the partnership with the TRIO-Bridge Foundation would help strengthen the skills of health workers and trainees to deliver quality services to the people.

The focus, he said, was to provide the needed mind and skills sets to all categories of health staff to discharge their duties with the right attitudes and confidence at all times.

Dr Bright Gyampoh, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant at Luton and Dunstable Hospital in UK, who is the President of the Foundation, said members of the Foundation were committed to providing the needed logistics and support that would help improve the confidence of Ghanaian health care workers to enable them to provide quality healthcare services to the people.

He said the partnership with the Methodist church, which was started about four years ago, would continue to remain strong to address the skills gap and healthcare delivery in the country.

Mr George Noi-Lartey, Director of Operations of the Foundation, said the Foundation was focused to bridge the gap between the training in Europe and Ghana, to enable the people to enjoy quality care.

It was also part of efforts by Ghanaians in the diaspora to transfer professional knowledge to local Ghanaian practitioners to improve on their delivery at all levels.

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