Promoting the Health Status of the people of the Upper West Region of Ghana
University of Limerick Hospitals Group (ULHG) and University of Limerick (UL) are academic partners, working together on a range of initiatives and they share a common goal, to establish a partnership with health and academic institution in a developing country. The project involves marrying the resources and expertise of ULHG and UL to promote the education and training in the health care staff in eight in the upper west region of Ghana. The principle partner, the Upper West Region Health Directorate for Ghana Health Services worked with UL, ULHG and seven district hospitals and one regional hospital located in the Upper West Region of Northern Ghana. Secondary partnership for UL and ULHG, will be with the University of Health and Allied Science (UHAS) and Tamale Teaching Hospital. The main vision for the project is to promote the health status of people in the Upper West Region of Ghana through the enhanced education and training of staff in the district hospitals. This will involve the development of educational programmes.