30 May 2023

Continued alliance with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons has led to a range of new and freely available video lectures.

Today sees the launch of the second Ghana lecture series, free to access, the video lectures feature a broad range of educational content. This first phase of the launch introduces 14 new video lectures, including the following topics:

  • Porphyrias
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • Method development and validation
  • Principles of antibiotic chemotherapy
  • Diagnosis and management of candidemia
  • Breaking bad news in haemato-oncology
  • Gene therapy in Sickle cell disease
  • Bone marrow transplant in sickle cell disease
  • Targeted therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
  • How I report inflammatory bowel disease biopsies
  • Why do we need to know about prognostic and predictive factors of breast carcinoma?
  • Endometrial carcinoma, tips for the reporting pathologists
  • Approaches to liver biopsy examination

 Further content will follow through the summer including subjects on research, expanding the number of topics across series one and two to a total of 49.

In this video message Professor John Oabfunwa, International Regional Advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa talks about the achievements of the collaboration and shares words of appreciation.

The first Ghana lecture series was released last May in collaboration with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS), in conjunction with The Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Ghana Workforce Health Partnership.

We are proud that the alliance to support the implementation of the GCPS curricula, which was recently revised has continued. Fuelled from the desire of the Faculty of Laboratory Medicine of the GCPS for the training of their Residents in Laboratory Medicine to meet international levels.

The videos provide opportunities to support the GCPS membership and Fellowship training programmes. The videos highlight new knowledge and insights enabling better practice, patient management and care and improve outcomes, helping to tackle some of the shared challenges facing pathology services in Ghana and globally.

Continued collaborations with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, with The Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Ghana Workforce Health Partnership. has been made possible through a second round of funding from the Building the Future International Workforce Programme (Ghana) by the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to benefit the UK and partner country health sectors.

The partnership provides the opportunity for the UK to demonstrate to help support and enable the migration and mobility of health workers through mutually beneficial partnerships that can strengthen the NHS and the health services of lower middle-income countries (LMICs) to achieve a sustainable health workforce.

We would like to thank the pathologists and scientists based in the UK and overseas who have and are volunteering their time to develop and deliver the lectures on Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Histopathology (Anatomical Pathology), Microbiology and research. It is they that has played a huge role in making this project a success.

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