Monday, 16 March 2020 17:09


The Registrar and some Staff of the Council attended the 4th Annual General Meeting and 2nd Scientific Conference of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives College (GCNM). 

The program was held at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences was under the theme “Maximizing Technology in Accelerating Universal Health Coverage: The Role of Nursing and Midwifery in the Era of Specialization’’. 

Mr. Felix Nyante, Registrar of N&MC who spoke at the program shared with participant’s practical success stories from the online licensing examination. Participants in attendance were over 300. 

He announced that the introduction of the online examination in 2018 makes Ghana the first Nursing and Midwifery Regulatory Body in Africa to conduct online licensing exams. “We express our profound gratitude to the Dutch Government through its Netherlands initiative Capacity Development in Higher Education Programe (NICHE) to revamp the Council’s examination processes and procedures. 

The whole NICHE 261 project is supported by Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He urged the participants to share with the Council suggestions and recommendations for the online examination.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Hon. Tina Mensah in her remarks noted that the Ministry of Health was in the process of giving clear job descriptions to specialist nurses and midwives across the Country. She said the move was part of efforts to achieve disease-specific care to achieve universal health coverage.

The Rector of the College, Mrs. Hannah Oparebea Acquah urged the Ministry of Health to consider developing a policy to mandate nurses and midwives to specialize after their basic professional training in their areas of interest.

Also in attendance were Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Akwamuhene of Akwamufie, who was the guest speaker, representatives from the specialist training colleges, Ghana Medical Association, UNFPA and the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association.

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