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Volume 5 Issue 6
Characteristics of Governance System of Health Training Institutions in Sub-saharan Africa: Ghana in Focus
|Author(s)||Theresa Abena Jamebe Antwi, Alfred Addy, George Benneh Mensah|
|Abstract||The characteristics of the governance system in health training institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ghana, are crucial for the development of competent health professionals. However, numerous challenges hinder the progress of these institutions and impede the production of skilled healthcare workers. By examining how Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa have addressed similar challenges, Ghana can draw valuable lessons to improve its governance system.
Firstly, one key characteristic of the governance system in health training institutions is effective leadership. Strong leadership is essential for creating a conducive environment that promotes excellence and accountability among faculty and students. Additionally, transparent decision-making processes ensure that resources are allocated efficiently and fairly. However, several challenges exist within this governance system. One major challenge is inadequate funding. Insufficient financial resources limit infrastructure development and hinder the acquisition of modern equipment necessary for quality education and training. Moreover, limited funding affects staff recruitment and retention efforts. These challenges ultimately impede the development of competent health professionals in Ghana. Without adequate resources, students are unable to receive comprehensive training that prepares them for real-world healthcare scenarios. This results in a workforce ill-equipped to meet the demands of an evolving healthcare landscape.
To address these challenges effectively, Ghana can learn from Nigeria's approach to public-private partnerships in healthcare education financing. By engaging private sector stakeholders, Nigeria has been able to secure additional funding sources beyond government allocations. Rwanda offers another valuable lesson through its emphasis on community-based education programs. By integrating practical experiences within local communities into their curriculum, Rwandan institutions produce graduates who possess both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. South Africa provides insight into addressing staff shortages by implementing robust recruitment strategies that attract qualified educators from both national and international pools.
In conclusion, improving the characteristics of the governance system in health training institutions is vital for producing competent health professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana can learn from Nigeria's public-private partnerships approach, Rwanda's community-based education programs, and South Africa's recruitment strategies. By implementing these lessons, Ghana can overcome its challenges and develop a governance system that fosters the growth of skilled healthcare professionals.
|Keywords||Governance System, Health Training Institutions, Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana|
|Field||Biology > Medical / Physiology|
|Published In||Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023|
|Cite This||Characteristics of Governance System of Health Training Institutions in Sub-saharan Africa: Ghana in Focus - Theresa Abena Jamebe Antwi, Alfred Addy, George Benneh Mensah - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8769|
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