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KNUST-SMD Class of 1992 Supports Alma Mata Medical Supplies Worth $40,000

KNUST-SMD Class of 1992 Supports Alma Mata Medical Supplies Worth $40,000

Fri 6 Oct 2023 CHS News
KNUST-SMD Class of 1992 Supports Alma Mata Medical Supplies Worth $40,000 i

The 1992-year group of the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has made a remarkable contribution to their Alma Mater by donating vital medical supplies valued at approximately $40,000. The donation was officially presented in a ceremony held at the school’s forecourt on Monday, August 4th, 2023.

Dr. Mrs. Ama Fordwor-Koranteng, a distinguished neonatologist based in Chicago, led the group and shared that this benevolent act was initiated in response to a request from the SMD's management to procure essential medical equipment to enhance the clinical training of students. Dr. Fordwor-Koranteng expressed her optimism that the donated equipment would not only serve the students but also prove invaluable to the hospitals and patrons connected with the institution. She further assured the audience of the group's unwavering commitment to supporting the upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration of the school, underscoring their dedication to fostering the education and training of future medical professionals, both nationally and globally.

Dr. Mrs. Ama Fordwor-Koranteng
Dr. Mrs. Ama Fordwor-Koranteng (Member, SMD Class of 1992)

The generous donation comprises a wide array of medical supplies, including adult respiratory equipment, clinical supplies, diabetes management tools, eye, ear, and nose care supplies, gastro-internal medical apparatus, surgical instruments, urology equipment, obstetric and gynecological resources, paediatrics and neonatal supplies, as well as mobility aids such as wheelchairs, crutches, and canes. Additionally, the donation includes hospital beds, inflatable mattresses, dental chairs, bandages, stethoscopes, CPR manikins and manuals, gloves, gowns, IV fluids, fracture boots, Hoyer lifts, simulators, and various other essential medical supplies.

In gratitude for this substantial contribution, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), Professor Christian Agyare, expressed his heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the institution's management. Professor Agyare also shared management's vision to secure additional office spaces for clinical heads and appealed to all-year groups to lend their support to this endeavour. He further called upon alumni to collaborate with the Dean's office in providing cutting-edge virtual technologies, such as digital TVs, to facilitate practical training for students. Finally, Professor Agyare solicited support for the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, which is scheduled to take place in the next two years.

Prof Christian Agyare
Professor Christian Agyare (Provost of the College of Health Sciences)

The Acting Dean of the School, Professor Akwasi Antwi Kusi, extended his gratitude to Dr. Mrs. Fordwor-Koranteng for her instrumental role in rallying support from fellow alumni for this significant donation. He emphasised the enduring connection and productive relationship that has flourished between alumni and the SMD over the years, expressing optimism for future collaborations that will further elevate the institution.

Prof Antwi Kusi
Professor Akwasi Antwi Kusi, Acting Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Joslin Alexei Dogbe, Chairman of the SMD Alumni Committee, commended the timely intervention of the 1992-year group, highlighting the pivotal role played by emerging social media technologies in fostering closer ties between various year groups and the school.

This generous donation by the 1992-year group of the SMD at KNUST underscores the enduring commitment of alumni to the advancement of medical education and clinical training. It serves as a testament to the profound impact that collective efforts can have on shaping the future of healthcare professionals. The School of Medicine and Dentistry extends its heartfelt gratitude to all involved in making this contribution possible.