Japanese Students and Faculty Visit the College of Health Sciences A group of eight students and two faculty members from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University have visited the College of Health Sciences. The group, accompanied by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Nii Trebi, a faculty at the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS) toured the La General Hospital, the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the University of Ghana Medical (UGMC) Centre, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the International Programmes Office (IPO) of the University. At the La General Hospital, the group observed a typical general hospital setting in Ghana in order to appreciate healthcare delivery in Ghana.
The Medical Superintendent at the Hospital, Dr. Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah welcomed the delegation and conducted them round the various wards of the Hospital.
The delegation at La General Hospital
At the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, the group sat in a lecture delivered by the Head of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Prof. (Maj. Rtd.) George A. Asare. The students expressed their happiness in the opportunity afforded them to interact with their Ghanaian counterparts.
The students with Prof (Maj. Rtd.) Asare (4th from Left)
The delegation was also at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) to familiarise themselves with a Teaching Hospital in Ghana. They were highly amazed and surprised to see numerous ultra-modern equipment and facilities at the Centre. They were received by the Human Resource Manager at the Centre, Mr. Francis Kyereboah.
Mr. Kyereboah explaining a point to the delegation
The students also visited the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) to inspect the research facilities of the Institute named after the famous Japanes researcher Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. They were conducted round the Laboratories of the existing and newly constructed Advanced Research Laboratory. They also participated in a Laboratory work with Dr. Anthony Ablordey of the Department of Bacteriology in NMIMR
Further, the International Programmes Office (IPO) of the University organised a forum for the delegation to interact with their Ghanaian counterparts. All the Japanese students made presentations on various aspects of Japanese culture, living, health, education, entertainment and more. The Assistant Registrar at the IPO, Mr. Daniel Hormeku on his part did a presentation about the University of Ghana and Ghana. The essence of the forum was to afford the delegation the opportunity to know the University of Ghana, Ghana and Africa. The students were grateful for the opportunity to interact with a cross section of Ghanaian students.
The visit by the Japanese delegation was concluded with a dinner organised by the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Rev. Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi in their honour. The Provost expressed the College’s delight to have played host to the team. He asked both parties to work hard to strengthen the friendship they had started. The delegation was grateful to the Provost, Staff and Students for their warm reception.