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Evolution of nursing education programmes at the University of Ghana

When: Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Resource Centre, School of Public Health
Start time:10:00

The Wits School of Public Health and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Ghana will host this seminar.

Professor Lydia Aziato from the University of Ghana will provide an overview of the Evolution of Nursing Education Programmes at the University of Ghana and locate these within Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) reforms. The Republic of Ghana established the NHIS in 2003, with the stated policy goals of universal population coverage and equity. Within this context, nursing education reforms are critical to the success of universal health coverage (UHC), enunciated in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Aziato will highlight the lessons for low-and middle-income countries, especially in Africa. Three discussants drawn from leadership positions in South African academia, and the public and private health sectors, will reflect on the Ghana experience and highlight the lessons for nursing education reforms in South Africa, within the context of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system.

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