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Published on : Sep 10, 2015

A total of 22 health professionals from Ghana left from Accra to the Chinese southwest province of Sichuan in order to undergo a training program on maternal health care service. The 90 day program will be conducted in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan from September 11 to December 09. The program is designed to enhance the professional knowledge as well as capabilities of the medical professionals employed in maternal health care services back in Ghana. 

The course is being conducted under the aegis of the International Health Exchange Center, which is a part of the health department of the Sichuan Province, and the direct leadership of the Province’s Health and Family Planning Commission. The Health Department of the Sichuan Province is an independent legal public institute. 

A reception was held on Monday in honor of the departing team of health care professionals, where Sun Baohong – the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana – said that Ghana and China has over the years enjoyed a rather healthy and effective cooperation on health matters. She also stressed upon the commitment of China to continue strengthening this cooperation.

She said that China is ready to share with Ghana its expertise, techniques, and experience in maternal health so that both countries can learn from each other. This will not only improve each nation’s strengths and work but also benefit the health of its citizens.

Sylvester Anemana, the chief director of the ministry of health said that Ghana’s reception of China’s continuous support emphasized on the latter’s willingness to improve the social interventions in Ghana to fight child and maternal mortality.

He urged that participants make the most of the course and learn some of the best practices on maternal health care that China has to offer so that this knowledge will in turn be used to save lives of more women and children.