The Family Health University College has launched the Family Health Medical School Endowment Fund. The Fund aims at providing financial support to defray tuition fees and other related expenses with regard to Medical training of qualified and brilliant but needy Ghanaians in the nation’s Premier Private Medical School.
Additionally, the Fund will aid in Research and lecture series, acquisition of teaching and learning materials to ensure the institution provides the best in medical education in the country and beyond among others
The theme for the launch was “Empowering the Needy for 21st-Century Medical Education”.
In a welcome address, the Founder and President of Family Health University College, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume commended the past students for their excellent delivery of duties in their various health facilities for their Housemanship. He pointed out the impressive appraisals and recommendations coming from the various health facilities and communities that the alumni from FHMS were serving in.
He further expressed his appreciation to the Governing Council of Family Health University College(FHUC) and the Board of Trustees for Family Health Medical School Endowment Fund, for the effort in establishing the Fund to lend support to the less privileged in society with the passion to pursue Medical education.
Prof. Kwawukume, appealed to the general public to embrace the Fund by supporting and contributing towards this worthy cause.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Naa (Dr.) Alhassan Andani noted that it has become difficult for those in rural areas who are brilliant but needy to enroll in medical school, he added, “medical education is not for the rich but rather individuals with the call and passion to save lives and serve the needs of the sick and vulnerable in society”.
He was of the view that, opportunities for medical education, should also be given to people with a passion and calling in the rural areas also.
According to Naa (Dr.) Andani, good doctors can be trained at Family Health Medical School and can stay in the country to support the government’s objective of providing quality healthcare to the people.
Dr. Andani, reiterated his commitment together with team members on the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund to go out with the dream of Family Health Medical School to well-meaning Ghanaian philanthropists and also across the world to raise funding to support this objective.
An alumna of the school, who benefitted from the benevolence of a philanthropist was grateful for the support and encouraged the general public to contribute to the Fund for others to equally benefit from Medical education at Family Health Medical School.
The Endowment Fund Board of Trustees comprises, Mr. Alhassan Andani – Chairman (Former Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank); Dr. Peter Kwame Yeboah – Member (Executive Director, CHAG); Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro (Rtd) – Member (Former Chief of Naval Staff); Mrs. Merene Benyah – Member (Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy/Legal Practitioner/Consultant).
Others are, Rev. (Dr.) Joyce Aryee – Member (Executive Director, Salt & Light Ministries); and Barton Kwaku Glymin – Member (Former Head of MIS, Operations and Investment Development, SSNIT). Ms. Adjoa Adubea Koram (Assistant Registrar, FHMS) is the Trustees’ Secretary.
The Family Health Medical School is committed to the holistic training of Medical professionals in the advancement of human health.
The school offers a six-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme for SSCE and ‘A’ Level candidates, and four and a half-year Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) for first degree holders in science-related disciplines. The School has recently been approved by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), making its students and graduates eligible to apply for ECFMG Certification and the United States Medical Licensing Examination(USMLE).