Dutch Prime Minister (Mark Rutte) Honours Family Health Team

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, as part of his visit to Ghana has presented a certificate of recognition to Family Health University College, and the Hospital for being the first Institution to build a bio gas plant and an incinerator to manage waste. The bio gas plant and incinerator through a network of underground pipes receives all the waste from the University and Hospital leading to a hygienic and safe way of managing waste. This allows management to save cost, and it enables them to provide affordable healthcare and education in the community.

Presenting a certificate of recognition to the Founder/President of Family Health University College, Prof. Yao Kwawukume after dinner with President Akufo Addo, the Netherlands Prime Minister commended him and the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume, for their outstanding performance in waste management practices and their contribution to education and the health sector. Prime Minister Mark Rutte expressed his excitement about the way and manner Family Health University College and the Hospital has kept their environment. He promised the commitment of The Kingdom of Netherlands to strengthen their relationship with Family Health University College and the Hospital.

The Prime Minister further urged other institutions to emulate Family Health University College and the Hospital, and build their own bio gas plant and an incinerator to manage waste. Earlier, the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, also inspected the bio gas plant and the incinerator. He expressed satisfaction about the project, and commended Prof. Kwawukume and the entire management for adopting eco-friendly ways in waste management practices.

In an interview, the President of Family Health University College, Prof. Yao Kwawukume, thanked the Prime Minister of The Kingdom of Netherlands, Mark Rutte for the hounour, and for choosing them among the many facilities in the country. Prof. Kwawukume said the recognition is a clear indication that, their good works are seen not only in Ghana, but Africa and the world in general. Family Health University College is made up of a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School, and a Medical School. Family Health University College is the only Medical School in the sub-region that uses real Cadavers (human parts) to study Anatomy, and also has a modern state of the art Anatomage (incorporating the latest convertible technology) to enhance teaching and learning.

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