Madrid, 8 March 2021. Today, on the emblematic date of 8 March, the course on acting on public health emergencies for nurses in Ghana begins, in which around 130 professionalsfrom Tamale TEaching Hospital and Ho TEaching Hospitalwill participate.
This course, sponsored by the Government of the CanaryIslands through its Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, will be taught online by members of the Collegeof Nurses of Tenerife and the organisation Nurse Solidarityfollowing the agreement that Mujeres por África signed last October with the General Council of Nurses.
We hope that this will be the first of many training, capacity-building and awareness-raising actions for nurses fromdifferent African countries, since, as María Teresa Fernández de la Vega states, “in Africa, nurses make up 70% of the health personnel, the essential pillar of care for the population. Offering them training and support is, therefore, the best wayto support public health systems on the continent, and no one can do this better than the magnificent Spanish nurses”.
This afternoon, the opening of the course will also be heldonline, with speeches by Jose Ángel Rodríguez, President of the College of Nursing of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Vice-President of the General Council of Nursing; Encarna Pinto, Director of Solidaridad Enfermera; Nasara Cabrera, General Director of Economic Affairs with Africa of the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary IslandsGovernment; John Tampuori, CEO of Ho Teaching Hospital; Kareem Mumuni, CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital; the coordinators of the course, Alicia Cebada from Mujeres porÁfrica and Esenam Ahiadorme, from our partner Wildaf-Ghana; and Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga, second in command of the Spanish Embassy in Ghana.