Buhari congrats newly inducted WAPCMLS Fellows, pledges supports
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated newly inducted Fellows of West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science (WAPCMLS) in Abuja.
In his message to the Fellows during the 2021 Regional Scientific Conference and Induction of Elected Fellows WAPCMLS opened on Monday 15 November 2021, H.E Buhari “congratulated the newly inducted Fellows and pledged supports for the WAPCMLS”.
120 elected WAPCMLS Fellows inducted in Abuja
West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science (WAPCMLS) has acknowledged the need to map up strategies to tackle head-on emerging shortages of health human resources facing the ECOWAS region.
The WAPCMLS’ revelation was brought to the fore ahead of the second Regional Scientific Conference and Induction by WAPCMLS that took place on Monday 15 November 2021 with focus on “Improving Global Health Security by Strengthening Laboratory Capacity in Africa”.
In all, a total of 120 elected Fellows of WAPCMLS were inducted in Abuja, Nigeria.
Registrar and Secretary-General of WAPCMLS Dr. Godswill C. Okara speaking at a pre-conference briefing in Abuja, Nigeria revealed induction of the elected Fellows at the 3-day gathering is scheduled to be opened by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, will “position the College adequately for the commencement of Fellowship Training in the region.”
According to WAPCMLS, the shortage of skilled health workforce implies that many countries would have to face shortfall and pitfalls of adequate skilled labour of health workers.
Dr. Okara noted that “Human resource capacity development is critical to the delivery of efficient and effective heathcare services of the ECOWAS sub region”.
” The achievement of the 2019-2023 WHO “Triple Billion Target” can only be achieved if the health workforce operates in cooperation and partnership among themselves, just as it’s done in different parts of the world economies such as China, UK, US, Russia and France which are Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council”.
It’s important to anchor the point that the WAPCMLS is a statutory and specialized professional Postgraduate training institution of the ECOWAS territorial block set up to produce specialists in all the subdisciplines and specialties of medical laboratory science profession, to strengthen manpower capacity for efficient healthcare service, health research, disease detection, accurate diagnosis, disease surveillance, prevention and control in the West African sub-region.
The Conference which opens Monday will end 17 November 2021, promised to brainstorm and produce collective remedy that will strengthen healthcare systems, system upgrade and straighten any rough edges that may be found.
This is promised to be a transition to progress in the allied health sector with the ECOWAS region. Progress is always a good mark of man.
Dr. Benjamin Tetteh Mensah, WAPCMLS Ghana Chapter Chairman
Source : africaneditors.com