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Report On A Visit Of A 3-Member Team From The Department Of Herbal Medicine to Selected Stakeholders

Dept of Herbal Medicine Stakeholders report


As part of efforts to restructure the BSc. Herbal Medicine programme, the Department has been partnering with some stakeholders with the aim of producing healthcare professionals who would use modern science and local resources (Herbs and plant parts) to provide healthcare. There was therefore the need to follow up on stakeholders to deliberate on issues that came up during a visit to some stakeholders in March, 2021. The Department has realised the need to restructure the National Service and the Internship period to benefit students and society.

A 3-member team of lecturers led by the Head of the Department of Herbal Medicine Prof. Isaac Ayensu, Dr. Bernard K. Turkson, and Mr. Silas Agyei embarked on a three-day visit to stakeholders, from the 21st to 23rd of February 2022 in Accra, Gomoa Mpota in the Central Region and Mampong-Akwapim in the Eastern Region. Dr. Ralph Tettey-Amlalo joined the team in Accra. The intention of the visit was to engage stakeholders to consider the restructuring of the National Service and the internship training. It was also to identify how best the Department can exploit other avenues to improve its activities with the stakeholders. In addition, the visit was to establish collaboration and partnership with private herbal medicine manufacturing companies.