The Health Minister has disclosed that Ghanaian trained nurses will soon be sent to the United Kingdom (UK) in exchange for monetary considerations.

Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu said a bilateral agreement between the Government of Ghana and the British Government is imminent. 

According to Mr Agyemang Manu, this will be similar to an already existing arrangement with Barbados.

Ghana to send nurses to UK in exchange for money - Health Minister announces
Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu

He made the announcement in Parliament on Monday, December 5, during the 2023 Budget debate.

“We are engaging with the government of the United Kingdom, and we are just about to sign a memorandum of agreement after cabinet approval to begin to send nurses for training and work there and come back home after three years.

“Ghana is going to benefit from the little money that the UK government will pass on. 

For every single nurse that goes away, when we finish the agreement, it is likely we will get over 1000 pounds to come and support the health system in Ghana. ”

In March this year, Barbados received 200 more Ghanaian nurses to complement the staffing needs of the island country.

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley, in an address expressed her appreciation to the government for extending help to her country’s health sector.

Ghana and Barbados in 2019 signed an agreement for the recruitment of nurses from Ghana.

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