The Council of the University of Ghana (UG) has appointed Prof. Lydia Aziato, as the first substantive Dean for the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM).

Lydia Aziato replaced Prof Ernestina Donkor, as Acting Dean from 2017 to 2019 and with her attainment of the rank of Associate Professor, she has now been appointed as the substantive Dean by the council of UG. 

A communique issued yesterday indicates that the council considered and approved her appointment during its meeting held on July 15.

With the appointment of Lydia, UG has gotten its first Dean of SoNM, since it was granted a school status in 2003. 

Prof. Lydia Aziato is described as a nurse par excellence, a trailblazer, a model nurse and a mentor to many. Her appointment is said to have attracted much excitements in the nursing and midwifery profession as some practitioners say she possesses the necessary skills to move the SoNM forward.

The nursing and midwifery fraternity has congratulated her for this appointment.

Lydia Aziato

Prof. Lydia Aziato


The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a constituent School of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. It was established as a World Health Organisation (WHO) project in 1963, to train nurses and midwives at the tertiary level in Ghana.

The School has seen tremendous advancement over the years due to the commitment, diligence and hard work of its leadership, faculty and staff.

As the leading institution in providing academic and professional training in Nursing and Midwifery in Ghana at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the School has provided the West Africa sub-region with well-trained nurses and midwives who are in various leadership positions across the globe. 

Currently, the School runs several programmes, including BSc. Midwifery and Nursing (with options in Community Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing and General Nursing), MSc. Nursing (Regular and Sandwich options), MPhil. Paediatric Nursing, MPhil. Nursing (Regular and Sandwich options).

A PhD in Nursing programme is slated to commence in August 2020.