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The Provost of the College of Health Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Christian Agyare is encouraging Institutional collaborations to ensure Africa’s sustainable development.

Prof. Agyare was speaking at the closing ceremony of the palliative care module 2 and quality improvement 2 short courses organized by the Mastercard Foundation Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative in Kumasi.

The palliative short course seeks to equip selected health personnel from across the country with the requisite skills to provide specialized medical care for such patients with serious illnesses, such as cancer.

The quality healthcare improvement short course also seeks to equip health personnel with the requisite strength and capacity to meet the growing demand for primary healthcare in the health centres.

These courses are in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Toronto and the Ministry of Health.

These programmes are under the Health Employment pillar of the Mastercard Foundation Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative, led by Dr Kofi Akohene Mensah.

Prof. Agyare therefore identifies the positive outcomes of such interactions.

“In keeping to our commitment to building partnership and co-creating programmes to maximize impact in Africa, I implore KNUST and all other partner institutions to keep the flames of teamwork burning!

“We need to keep co-creating programmes to strengthen the bond of collaboration particularly between south-south institutions, as well as University of Toronto,” he said.

KNUST is one of the eight partners of the Higher Education Collaborative in Health with the aim to contribute to all three pillars of the health strategy: Health Employment, Health Entrepreneurship, and Health Ecosystems.

The Health Ecosystem pillar led by Dr Joseph Owusu also aims to train and prepare a new generation of talented professionals with the broad set of skills required to drive equitable and inclusive growth.

The Health Entrepreneurship pillar headed by Prof. Wilberforce Owusu-Ansah, aims to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and culture that supports entrepreneurs to create meaningful innovations and employment opportunities in the health sector. Through the interventions, promising entrepreneurs will be nurtured to build resilient health ventures.

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