An initiative to improve healthcare delivery in Ghana by enhancing the skills of graduates and professionals in the field of Biomedical Engineering (BME) has been launched in Accra.
Dubbed “Upskilling Biomedical Engineers for Ghana,” the project is supported by the develoPPP Ventures funding programme, implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The project involves a partnership, formalised through an MoU, between the University of Ghana (UG) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to modernise their biomedical engineering courses.
This modernisation effort includes reviewing and enriching the curricula at both institutions to incorporate more practical content. Furthermore, lecturers and lab technicians will undergo training to effectively implement the practical modules.
To ensure that the project’s objectives are met, the existing laboratories at both universities will receive upgrades to enhance their functionality as training centres.
Partners from the medical industry, including B.Braun, Delft Imaging Ghana, Sysmex Europe, and the learning platform Area Lyceum, …