Key questions for the 4 day workshop were;
- Are the training courses meeting the need to scale up the community mental health workforce in Ghana ?
- Are curriculum changes needed ?
- How can Medical Assistant Psychiatry recruitment be improved ?
- Is the education/service/workforce balance and model correct ?
- How can awareness of the programmes be increased to get all the best possible applicants ?
- How will the programmes be self-sustaining by 2018
UK and Ghana key note speakers discussed curriculum evaluation in Ghana and UK and challenges faced. The speakers were Dr Bridgette Egan, University of Winchester; Dr Kwadwo Mensah , University of Education Winneba , Kumasi campus and Professor Mrs E A Addey, KNUST
The Programme Heads showed how the MAP and CMHO curricula are being implemented and speaker Dr Said Al-Hussein gave perspectives from the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health service.
A comprehensive action plan was produced from In depth workshops, plenary sessions, two days problem solving and planning with District and Regional Directors, Chief Psychiatrists former and current, National Coordinator for Community Mental Health Mrs Amina Bukari.
The meeting was supported by a Grant from The International Health Links Funding Scheme
Read the full briefing document with all key facts for the meeting via our documents page - see 'Project Reports' - Curriculum Evaluation report February 2012