Delegation from Auburn University Interacts with Pro-Vice-Chancellor

A Professor from the Auburn University School of Nursing, Gregg E. Newschwander, has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro at his office.   Prof. Newschwander who was accompanied by Dr. Elizabeth Essamuah Quansah, Coordinator of Outreach Programmes at Auburn, was at the University to see to arrangements and preparation for the forthcoming UCC-Auburn Annual Clinic.   The Clinic to be held from March 2 to 11, 2018, will take place at Sekondi in the Western region and Nkanfoa, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central region respectively. The Clinic at Sekondi will be co-sponsored by Member of Parliament for Sekondi Mr. Andrew Mercer and the Chief Executive Officer of Sekondi–Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) Mr. Anthony K. K. Sam.   That of Nkanfoa will enjoy sponsorship from the Central Regional Coordinating Council, the Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamena Duncan, the University Cape Coast and Auburn University. It will also form part of the Outreach programmes for both universities. The team from Auburn and some officers from the University including the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Oduro and the Acting Dean School of Nursing, UCC, Prof. Alex Pappoe visited both the University of Cape Coast and Effia Nkwanta Hospitals in Cape Coast and Sekondi respectively to acquaint themselves with operations at the two health facilities. They also paid separate courtesy calls on the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamena Duncan and the Chief Executive Officer of the S. T. M. A., Mr. Anthony Sam at their respective offices in Cape Coast and Sekondi.   Receiving the visitors, Prof. Oduro said management was much interested in the outreach programmes since they served as good training grounds for students to acquire hands-on experience to give meaning to the theoretical foundations given to them in the lecture rooms.According to Prof. Oduro such extension services also provided a lot of help and relief to communities which hitherto were deprived of basic necessities of life.   The Pro-Vice-Chancellor indicated that equipment that will be donated to the University Hospital will be put to good use to serve the purpose for which they were donated. He assured that management would support the upcoming Annual Clinic in March to make it a success.   Prof. Newschwander said they were very much impressed with what he had seen at the University and hoped that they were signs of good things to come out of the partnership.