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Ghanaian Doctor in the UK selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy as Scholar

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A Specialist trainee in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the United Kingdom  from Ghana has been selected to join the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) Scholars programme – a prestigious scholarship set up to develop and nurture healthcare leaders of the future.

After completing a rigorous selection process, Dr. Daniel Darko will be joining the academy’s cohort for the 2021/22 academic year.

Founded in 2016, the HLA scholarship recognises healthcare students and professionals with proven leadership ability and gives them the opportunity to take their leadership skills to the next level.

The HLA aims to inspire and support healthcare students and professionals to change the world of healthcare through leadership, one small step at a time.

Daniel, a Ghanaian by nationality and had his undergraduate Medical education in Ukraine where he held a number of leadership positions including the President of the Ghanaian students association. He holds a master degree in Health Policy, Planning and Management from the University of Ghana. He is currently a specialty trainee based at the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust where he previously worked as a trust grade doctor.

Speaking about the opportunity, Daniel Darko, said: “The Health Leadership Academy (HLA) has created a niche in raising and empowering next generation of health care leaders through its flagship programs and I am elated to be part of this year’s cohort”

The HLA started with the flagship HLA Scholars programme based in London and since then it has rapidly spread across the UK, with cohorts in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Belfast, and Edinburgh, as well as Amsterdam.

It was formed in response to demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership. The aim of the programme is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership.

Speaking about this year’s cohort, Johann Malawana, Director of the HLA, said:

“After a rigorous and competitive application process, with over 1,800 people starting the application process, we are delighted to welcome Dr.Daniel Darko to our 2021-2022 scholars.

 “The pandemic has reinforced the need for leaders who inspire, listen and care. At a time of great global challenge, it is important that the next generation of healthcare leaders are motivated, inspired, and prepared in order to best look after the populations they serve.

 “We look forward to seeing what this generation of Scholars achieve with the platform they are given through the HLA and its community.”

 As part of their role, Scholars are expected to develop a community project over the course of the one-year programme, with previous projects having reached national prominence, winning prizes, publications and presentations at national events including at the House of Lords.

Universities and healthcare organisations where previous scholars have been based have benefitted immensely from their staff and students becoming scholars. They have developed high profile projects that have had an impact nationally and internationally.

The HLA is approved by The Institute of Leadership & Management, is a certified member of Social Enterprises UK, and is commissioned by Health Education England North-East and Health Education England South-West. The HLA partners with Medics.Academy and through Medics.Academy its programme is accredited by the Medical School at the University of Central Lancashire. The HLA is also supported by University College London’s Academic Careers Office.

Find out more: https://thehealthcareleadership.academy/

 

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UPNMG Refutes Malicious Claims Made Against Its Leadership

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The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives Ghana (UPNMG) has
refuted some malicious claims made against the association’s
leadership.

This comes after a wrier on Opera News with the name OBENFOBRIGHT, who
claimed to be a former member of the UPNMG and amongst many other
things, alleged that the Union doesn’t assist its members who fall
sick.

However, in a statement, the leadership of the UPNMG vehemently
refuted the claims, describing them as malicious.

“We want to state emphatically that, the faceless individual who could
not reveal his identity has never been a member of the UPNMG and
obviously knows nothing about the activities of the union but is
rather on a fruitless mission to destroy the hard-earned reputation
built by the organization over the years to satisfy his pay masters,”
a section of the statement said.

Meanwhile, the UPNMG went ahead to outline some of the intervention
schemes it has rolled out for its members.

“The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives Ghana is the first
trade Union within our noble profession to have instituted a loan
scheme for members and this loan is running at 11%.

“Anyone who speaks ill of this initiative must definitely beconsidered
an enemy of the profession because this has been a life-saving policy
that has helped thousands of Nurses and Midwives across this country.
Interestingly, they are now saying the interest rate is high when they
initially said it wasn’t even possible to run such a scheme for
members less than a year ago.

The statement added: “Apart from the loan scheme, the Union is again
the first to commence a hire purchase for members and that has been
running since its inception in May 2020. Again, we can boast of being
the first ever union within our profession to insure all our members
at no extra cost. That means no members pay any extra money for this
insurance policy.

“The union behind these malicious claims has been in existence for the
past 60 years and has done nothing for nurses and midwives. Our
presence has since kept the kitchen boiling and has made life very
uncomfortable for them, and hence these calculated attempts to dirty
the name of the union.”

See the full statement below:

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I’m not pregnant – Controversial Takoradi lady confesses

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According to a STARR FM report, Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons has reportedly confessed to a team of medical and investigation officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region that she was not pregnant, a top police source has told Takoradi based Empire Fm. (more…)

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I was sacked from Pope John Senior High School after several suspensions – D Black

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D Black has disclosed that he was sacked from Pope John Senior High School and had to write NOV/DEC to enter the university. (more…)

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WATCH: Darkovibes team up with Davido for ‘Je M’apelle’

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Ghanaian afro-fusion artiste Darkovibes has finally dropped his much-anticipated song, ‘Je M’apelle‘ featuring Nigerian music star Davido. (more…)

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Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, KiDi, Yaw Tog, others nominated for AFRIMA 2021

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Ghanaian music stars are in the battle for both continental and regional awards in the newly released All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) nomination list. (more…)

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“What has been reported is exactly what has happened” – Kwaku Manu confirms divorce from US-based wife

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Popular Kumawood actor and vlogger, Kwaku Manu has finally confirmed that his marriage has hit the rocks. (more…)

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