Post NAC/NAP Nursing and Midwifery Trainees to Get Diplomas after Completion

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) marked another milestone in midwifery history on Wednesday May 9, 2018 with the inaugural launch of the Post NAC/NAP diploma in midwifery.
The programme was initiated by the Council in collaboration with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and other stakeholders including the Ministry of Health.
According to Mr. Felix Nyante, Registrar of the N&MC during his welcome address at the inaugural ceremony, the Post NAC/NAP diploma in midwifery will seek to address the disparity in professional status between this cadre of practitioners and the direct diploma midwives.
“The programme will provide for equitable and appropriate placement of midwives in varied healthcare roles as in the case of those who do the diploma in midwifery” he added.
The Registrar also disclosed that, trainees of this programme will be awarded a diploma by the University of Cape Coast and also sit for the Council’s licensing examination after which they will undertake the 1-year mandatory national service.
Prior to the inauguration of the programme, the Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Tina Naa Ayaley Mensah, said the launch of the Post NAC/NAP diploma midwifery was a key milestone in the development of midwifery profession in the country which will go a long way to strengthen Ghana’s Health System.
Hon. Tina Mensah stressed that, central to the progress of any nation was the development of human resource through training and education and as Ghana is working towards the attainment of the sustainable development goals there was the need to train more midwives.
This she said will “contribute to the reduction of the global maternal mortality ratio of less than 70 per 100,00 live births by 2030”.
She urged the Council, UCC and other stakeholders to regularly review and update the curricula in order to ensure its continued relevance to the country’s needs in midwifery services.
All major stakeholders at the launch promised to throw their weight behind the Council to make the programme a success.
Stakeholders who were also present at the ceremony included, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Christian Health Association of Ghana (GHAG), Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA), Conference of Principals of Health Training Institutions (COHETI), University of Cape Coast (UCC) among others.


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