FEDERATION OF GHANA CATHOLIC HEALTH TRAINEES CONGRESS 2016.

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The Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees (FGCHT) is an  association comprising students of all Health institutions in Ghana who identify with the Catholic faith and doctrines. Every year since its formation in 1999, members assemble in one of its member institutions to undertake most primarily, a major project of germane National health interest. This annual meeting is dubbed Congress.

The Federation comprises of Catholic health trainees in institutions in all  the ten regions of Ghana: Medical and Dental Schools, Nursing and Midwifery  Training Colleges, Schools of Hygiene, Rural Health Training Schools, Schools of Allied Health Sciences, as well as Pharmacy, Optometry and Nutrition Students.

The 15th Annual Congress is being hosted by the Korle-Bu Teaching  Hospital Chapter (nursing, midwifery, allied health, hygiene, dental and medical students) of the Federation under the theme “Combating Sickle Cell Disease through Awareness”.

DATE: 14th – 17th April 2016.
VENUE: Don Bosco Training Institute, Ashaiman.

ACTIVITIES*:
Thursday 14th April-
•Registration
•Welcome address
•Introduction of schools.

Friday 15th April-
•Games
•Talks*
•Relationship Night programme

Saturday 16th April –
•Mini Clinics
•Dinner

Sunday 17th April-
•Departure
•Sajuna Beach (optional)

*There will be Mass on each day.
Full programme outline on the FGCHT Facebook page.

*Talks:
DATE: Friday 15th April 2016
TIME: 1:30-4:30pm
TOPICS:
•The Jubilee year of Mercy – Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Abbey-Quaye (Assistant Secretary General, National Catholic Secretariat, Accra).

•The Catholic Health Trainee/ Professional in the year of mercy -Professor Onike Rodrigues (Department of Child Health, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital).

•Sickle Cell Disease – Professor Onike Rodrigues (Department of Child Health,  Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital).

•My Sickle Life -Dr. Sefakor Enam Bankas (Founder of Sickle Life -A Sickle Cell Disease Advocacy Group).

Sickle Life is grateful to the Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees for choosing Sickle Cell Awareness as the theme for their 2016 Congress and especially honoured for the opportunity to share our insight on the topic.

Sickle Cell Awareness is a collaborative effort. Join us on our mission.

Thank you.
Sickle Life.

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