Teshie Mantse, Gbetwoolor Nii Ashitey Akomfra III, on behalf of his people has expressed gratitude to Management and staff of Family Health Group, led by Professor Yao Kwawukume and Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume.
“We are grateful for your outstanding contribution towards the progress and development of the community in the area of health and education. We are proud to have you situated in our community,” he stated.
Nii Ashitey II made this commendation when the fourth batch of students of Family Health University College, as part of their orientation, paid him a visit at his Palace.
The delegation, which comprised Ambassador of Family Health Group, Mrs. Reeta Auguste, the Registrar of Family Health University College, Mrs. Rita Kaine and the Matron were ushered into the Palace by newly elected Beauty Queens of Teshie.
Earlier the fresh students visited the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre to familialise themselves with events there and were warmly received by Major Akatey, Dr. Kwesi Anning, Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research and the Academic Director.
Addressing the students through a spokesperson, Nii said education is the only major asset for parents to give to their children to ward off poverty.
He disclosed that because of the passion he has for education, he has arranged for a mobile library to serve the community and thanked Management of Family Health Group for their annual health screening and outreach programmes for people in the Teshie community.
He expressed joy for having in their community, both Family Health Medical Hospital and Family Health Nursing and Midwifery School.
The Matron of Famiy Health Group, Mrs. Frances Lomoko said their main obligation is to introduce the fresh students to the Chief and the entire community and stressed that it was an annual ritual that Family Health Medical School undertakes.
Last year, Nii presented the “2017 AKORA AWARD” to Family Health Hospital and gave an assurance to institute the “BEST MEDICAL STUDENT AWARD.”
The vision of Family Health Medical School is to be the prime centre for professional medical education and training in the advancement of human health.
Among the mission is to encourage distinction, inclusiveness, diversity and innovation in the community and attract and develop talented academic workforce; enrich their intellectual and technological environment to nurture exceptionally creative research and education.
They would also create and maintain excellent clinical programmes to provide outstanding care and provide the highest standards of ethics, integrity and compassionate care.
By William Sarpong