Virtue Foundation Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana Sponsors Nurses Attending London’s Commonwealth Nurses’ Conference to Improve Healthcare Delivery in Ghana
In line with its mission and goals to invest in local women leaders, build capacity and train local professionals toward improving health, education and the advancement of communities, Virtue Foundation Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana sponsored three members of the Nurses and Midwives’ Council of Ghana to attend the Commonwealth Nurses’ Conference entitled “Our Health: Our Common Wealth” in London on March 10 – 11, 2012.
Mrs. Dinah Asantewah Koranteng, Ms. Bisi Adewale and Mrs. Theodora Agbu were selected to attend the Conference as representatives of the Nurses and Midwives’ Council of Ghana. The Conference provided an opportunity for these women professionals to showcase and share their contributions to improving the health and well being of the people of Ghana. At the same time, participants received information and knowledge to share with their Ghanaian colleagues to enhance the Ghanaian Health System. Each Virtue Foundation-sponsored participant will also produce a written report outlining her Conference experience, lessons learned, and changes that she will implement in her practice as a result of the knowledge she gleaned from her attendance.
“Virtue Foundation Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana is thrilled to support these bright, hard-working women health professionals,” remarked Dr. Joan LaRovere, Vice President and Co-Founder of the Virtue Foundation. “We are keen to further collaborate with the Council and its members to implement innovative ideas sparked by the conference that could lead to improvements in the Ghanaian health system.”
The Virtue Foundation Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana is a model institution that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative research to generate locally tailored, data-driven, high-impact development solutions for community advancement in Ghana. The Institute’s goals are to remedy pressing, immediate community concerns while establishing lasting partnerships to create and implement initiatives for development and advancement in the areas of health, education, justice and empowerment.