Expanding Ghana's diagnostics infrastructure
About the department
The Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, based in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has recently begun offering a BSc training program for medical lab technicians, filling a critical gap in West Africa’s healthcare infrastructure. Students from the region are trained to work in diagnostic and other medical laboratories.
Impact on development
The department is enhancing the medical and diagnostic workforce in Ghana by training a new generation of lab technicians, increasing the nation’s access to essential health services.
Meet the Awardee
About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
Garden City University College will use equipment to teach undergraduates and graduate students in the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, as well as for junior faculty pursuing PhDs. They also plan to hold professional development seminars for current medical lab technicians in the region.
Did you know?
The first students to graduate from the department were trained on equipment supplied by Instrumental Access.