The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Julius N. Fobil has received a delegation from the German Development Cooperation, GIZ at the College.
Welcoming the delegation, the Provost indicated that he was happy to receive the GIZ Team to the College. He indicated that his association with the GIZ dates back several years. He had worked with them on several projects. He mentioned that through GIZ the School of Public Health has received some support from a Team from Dusseldorf in Germany for support on faculty and students exchange programmes. He added that the GIZ is able to work with other institutions to support organisations that are in need so he thought it wise to bring them to see how the College and its constituent units could collaborate with them for mutual beneficial relationship.
The Provost continued that upon assuming Office as the 6th Provost of the College, the inadequate infrastructural needs of the College has become more pronounced; hence the need to quickly look for partners that have the resources to assist the College improve on its infrastructural needs. He added that the College has six school and one research institute and all these institutions are in dire need of infrastructure of different kinds.
Speaking on behalf of the Team, Dr. Holger Till, Deputy Country Director and Team Leader at GIZ said he was happy to be back because he worked as a House Officer at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in 1996 for two years. Dr. Till stated that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it possible for the GIZ to spend more on health infrastructure. He continued that the work of the GIZ is a bilateral one between the German government and its Ghanaian counterpart. He added that collaborating with universities is very close to the agenda of the GIZ so the College should position itself well to take advantage. According to Dr. Till, part of their function is to engage with the private sector to support the institutions that need help. He added that there are several opportunities for collaborations with the GIZ.
Present at the meeting were the Mr. Michael Opare Atuah, College Secretary, Mr. Samuel Nkrumah, College Finance Officer, Mrs. Theodosia Adanu, College Librarian, Mr. Frederick Kisseh, College Academic Officer, Nana Yaw Abankwa Jnr., Research Development Officer , Dr. John Arko-Mensah and Mr. Augustine Amissare, Senior Assistant Registrar at the College Administration. Dr. Till was also accompanied by Ms. Esenam Afewu and Mr. Thomas Kofi Kudah.