Prof Kwawukume (middle) receiving a present from a donor on behalf of the school
Management of Family Health Medical School, a private medical facility, has announced it will on 17th October, this year, launch an endowment fund to provide financial support for needy-but-brilliant Ghanaian students who desire to be trained as medical doctors.
According to Prof. E. Y. Kwawukume, its president, corporate institutions, individuals and well-meaning Ghanaians could contribute to the endowment fund to help achieve this aim.
Prof Kwawukume also said continuing students who faced financial challenges in the course of their studies especially the inability of their main sponsors to support them would be heavily assisted from the fund.
Some of the proceeds would also be used to promote research, provide equipment and supplies in supportof teaching and learning within the faculty and for any other purposes designated by a donor.
Registrar of the Family Health Medical School, Rita Kaine, appealed to government to assist private medical institutions to help produce more doctors for the country.
She said that it was cheaper to train a doctor at Family Health Medical School since it had all the teaching and learning facilities.
The long-term benefits of the Endowment Fund will ensure the continued support of a diverse group of students from low income background within the country; help to make medical training accessible to more Ghanaian students; and increase the doctor-patient ratio in the nation to an acceptable level.
The beneficiaries of the fund will include students who on the inception of the medical programme, were capable of paying their fees, but due to sudden challenges such as, the demise or poor health of their main sponsor, etc. are incapable of paying the remaining fee.
The 2019/2020 admissions are now in progress and they are open to both Ghanaians and foreign applicants.A special package awaits fresh applicants to the Medical School.
Family Health University College comprises a Medical School and a Nursing and Midwifery School. It also has a general and a specialist hospital, supporting the schools, on the same campus.
It is affiliated to the University of Ghana and accredited by both the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the Medical & Dental Council (MDC).