BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND PRACTICE: PPAG OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) has opened its doors to some students of the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) to benefit from practical, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) instructions at PPAG’s facilities. This is part of the Association’s mandate as a Center of Excellence to be a learning hub.
The over 30 medical students interacted with medical staff of the Association on service delivery areas such as Male health, Digital Health Interventions, Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) and other maternal health issues. In their interaction with service providers at the PPAG Family Health Clinic, the soon-to-be doctors received answers to some critical questions regarding the practice of medicine with SRHR specialty.
At the Association’s Youth Center, youth officers encouraged the students to exhibit adolescent friendliness in their line of duty in order to encourage uptake of service by adolescents.
The visibly impressed students testified to having learnt a lot of best practices on confidentiality and child policies during the tour at PPAG that will guide and improve their profession in the field.