The School of Nursing and Midwifery of University of Cape Coast and the Syracuse University, USA, are collaborating to develop a postgraduate diploma programme in Addiction Management.
The programme, which will be the first of its kind in Ghana, will run both in-person and online modes of delivery. Against this backdrop, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow from Syracuse University, Prof. Ignatius N. Ijere, is in UCC to assist faculty of the School of Nursing and Midwifery to develop the programme.
The Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Nancy Innocentia Ebu Enyan, made the announcement at a ceremony to welcome Prof. Ignatius N. Ijere to the University. She pointed out that addiction is a ‘public health issue globally’ and there was a need to train highly skilled health professionals in its management.
Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Nancy Innocentia Ebu Enyan addressing the event.
"…the programme will be a unique one. So far, I haven't seen any such programme in Ghana so it will be the first... The School of Nursing and Midwifery is proud to partner Syracuse University to introduce this programme in Ghana," an elated Dr. Enyan said.
Prof. Ignatius N. Ijere, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow from Syracuse University, USA.
At the ceremony, Prof. Ignatius N. Ijere used the occasion to highlight the importance of an addiction management programme to health workers in Ghana.
"This is the first time I am developing this course on the African continent," he announced.
Prof. Ijere noted that the programme would arm healthcare professionals with scientific evidence in addiction management to enable them do away with hearsay as regards addiction in the execution of their work.
Prof. Ijere is billed to deliver a topic on Addiction Management at a workshop to be organised by the School of Nursing and Midwifery on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at School of Medical Sciences Auditorium.
A section of participants in the event
Source: Documentation and InformationSection-UCC