The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) in partnership with the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) has held a one-day workshop on Grantsmanship. Speaking at the workshop, a Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Visiting Scholar, Dr. Olumayokun Olajide, from the University of Huddersfield, UK, said there were two of types of research, which include Research Grant and Research Fellowship.

Participants at a day’s training workshop on gender have called on health authorities to grant paternity leave to male workers. According to them, the leave would afford husbands to spend enough time with their spouses and new-born babies. They underlined that husbands would also be able to experience many of the great moments in the early stages of their children’s lives. The participants made the call during an interaction session at a workshop on the theme “Gender Sensitive Ethical Practice in Healthcare Delivery”.

Fifty-four (54) newly qualified medical doctors trained by the University of Cape-Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) have been inducted into the medical profession by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council (GMDC), the professional body which regulates medical practice in Ghana. The 54 doctors are made up of 31 males and 23 females, making 243 the total number of doctors who have graduated from the UCCSMS since 2013. The graduation also coincided with the 10th anniversary of the SMS, which was established in 2008.

The Registrar of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council, Dr. Elvis Atikpui, has hailed the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) as one of the best medical schools in Ghana. “Per the statistics”, he confirmed, “UCC SMS is becoming the best medical school in Ghana. Not only in terms of academic programmes, but also in terms of conduct” Dr. Atikpui made these statements during the 8th SMS White Coat Ceremony to mark the transition of 65 level 400 medical students from the study of the basic sciences to clinical training.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has taken steps to collaborate with the University of Nottingham (UoN) in the areas of staff and student exchanges. As part of arrangements to kick start the partnership, two officials from UoN have paid a two- day working visit to the UCC to interact with management and faculty in the College of Health and Allied Sciences. The two officials were an Associate Professor in Gene Regulation, Dr.

A training workshop on the theme “Gender Sensitive Ethical Practice in Health Care Delivery” has been held for health practitioners and managers at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH).

The Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD) has organised a day’s training workshop on Gender and Health for some healthcare providers in Ghana. It was aimed at sensitising and building the capacity of healthcare professionals to identify and address gender issues arising in their practice and service delivery. The workshop, held in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, brought together medical officers, nurses, physicians assistants, midwives and other healthcare providers.