Liberia Understudies Ghana’s N&MC

The delegation in a group picture with Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker (4th left) and council members of N&MC Ghana

A four-member delegation from the Board
of Nursing and Midwifery in Liberia has paid a working visit to the Nursing and
Midwifery Council of Ghana (N&MC) to understudy its operations.

The aim of the delegation, led by Humphrey Gibbs Loweal, Chairman of the Governing
Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Liberia, was to have firsthand knowledge
about the regulatory activities of the Council in relation to nursing and
midwifery.

The week-long visit would
also afford them the opportunity to understudy the operations of the Council in
respect of the conduct of online licensing examination, registration and how to
deal with complaints and enquiries, among others.

In a presentation,
Mr. Loweal explained that Liberia has had plans to improve and strengthen its
existing nursing and midwifery regulation, which was enacted in 1948.

“When we did some
research, it was found that Ghana has one of the good regulations on nursing
and midwifery training, education and practice. So that was why we constituted
a team to come and get the experience of Ghana,” Mr. Loweal added.

He said
the team would also learn from Ghana’s mistakes with the hope of not repeating
them in their quest to achieve a near perfect nursing and midwifery training,
education and practice for Liberia.

Mr. Loweal also
disclosed that the visit has accorded them the opportunity to engage and
sensitize stakeholders, especially the media.

The Chairperson of
the 14th Governing Board of the Council, Rev. Veronica Mina Darko, lauded
the visit by the Liberian delegation.

“We should all be
proud of ourselves to learn that an international regulatory authority has
chosen to come to Ghana to understudy Nursing and Midwifery Council, and this
is the second time this year that they are coming,” she said excitedly.

Felix Nyante,
Registrar of the Council, said previous collaborations by the Council and other
countries and agencies across the globe, coupled with stringent regulation
among other innovative services, have made the Council gained tremendous
recognition.

The Registrar
disclosed that the Council is in the process of ensuring that about 90% of its
services, including registration, renewal of license, continuous professional
development, among others, are digitized by the end of this year.

He revealed that the
Council would continue to provide professional support to countries, who would
want to strengthen regulation related to nursing and midwifery.

Other members of the
delegation including Registrar of the Board, Cecelia Chuchu
Kpangbala-Flomo, Dedeh Helen Flomo Jones, Chairman of Item Construction and Darboi
Garmi Korkoyah, Monitoring and Evaluation Director, also paid a courtesy call
on the Netherlands Ambassador to
Ghana.

They congratulated the envoy Ron Strikker and his government for supporting
the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana to improve online licensing
examination for nurses and midwives.

They also discussed plans of the Embassy to support them.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri



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