Catholic University of Ghana signed MoU with HITA to improve health care systems in Bono Region
Fiapre, near Sunyani, April 02, 2023
The Catholic University of Ghana, at Fiapre near Sunyani and “Health Care Information Technology for Africa (HITA)”, a non profit organization based in Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the health care services delivery systems in Bono region through Information Technology (IT).
The agreement document signed on Friday was to strengthen the collaboration of the two parties.
Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori, the Vice-Chancellor of the University said the document is also a guide containing the nature of collaboration and the specific obligation for their operations.
In an interview with thefourlens.com, he said the MoU would help the Nursing and Midwifery school of the University to get an improved IT system for their trainings.
Prof. Obeng-Ofori stated the project would enhance the IT competences of not only the school of nursing and midwifery, but the general students population.
He added the HITA project would also facilitate the distribution of 180 hospital beds for some Hospitals and health facilities in the Bono region.
Mr. Thomas Erkert, Head of the HITA Executive Board said the organization also aimed at setting up IT center fully stocked with computers to train midwives, nurses and other health care services professionals.
He explained the organized since it operations in Ghana has established 25 HITA computer Labs across the country.
Mr. Erkert said the idea was for Ghana to have IT inclined health training hubs all over the country for the improvement of health care services delivery staff and systems.
Mr. Daniel Gerlach, a member of the HITA Executive Board added the organization also aimed at helping to clampdown the situation of “no bed syndrome” and improve maintenance culture at hospitals and health facilities in Ghana.
Prof. Prudent Portia Mwini Nyaledzigbor, the Dean of school of Nursing and Midwifery at the University thanked the HITA organization and Executive Board members for their support, saying the issue of hospital bed shortages in Ghana is an issue of concern and the intervention of HITA is timely and laudable.
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