Three physicians from the Maricopa Integrated Health System and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center of Arizona are visiting the University of Buea to discuss modalities to begin a postgraduate programme in obstetrics/gynecology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. According to Dr. Michael Brady, this partnership will
enable the students to be trained in this programme for a period of five years beginning from the 2018/2019 academic year.
The Arizona delegation revealed that the University of Buea was chosen because its Faculty of Health Sciences “has an excellent medical school with proficient manpower that they could work with”. By this partnership, postgraduate students of the Faculty of Health Sciences will be trained by lecturers from the College of
Medicine, Phoenix of the University of Arizona.
In a discussion with Dr Andrew Tassang of UB Faculty of Health Sciences, he said they come across women with obstetrics/gynecological problems. Hence, this new programme would come to enhance the paucity of manpower to fill the void in this health sector.
As part of their activities in Buea, they visited the Regional Hospital Annex to train medical students as part of their clinical. Dr. Brady and his team also conducted free Cervical Cancer Screening exercise for persons from 25 years and above for one week.
UB’s Vice-Chancellor Ngomo Horace Manga expressed his gratitude to the team for their interest in partnering with the University of Buea to help train medical practitioners in this important health sector.