Bridging doctor-patient ratio: GNPC Foundation, Ministry of Health signs MoU with Cuba to train 170 students and 30 specialists

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As part of measures to bridge the Doctor-Patient ratio in the country, the Ghana National Petroleum Cooperation (GNPC) Foundation together with the Ministry of Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Cuba to train 170 Medical students and 30 specialists in Cuba.

The Ministries of Health for the two countries signed the agreement last week during president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s visit to Cuba.

In attendance were the Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dominic Eduah and the technical negotiations team from GNPC.

Others included officials from the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.

Currently, the national doctor-to-patient ratio of one doctor to about 8000 patients, a situation that had fallen short of the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended ratio of one doctor to 1,320 patients.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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