KNUST Tutors Receive Training in Health Entrepreneurship; Initiative Aims to Transform Health Sector

Sixty tutors from seventy-seven KNUST-affiliated nursing and midwifery health institutions are currently undergoing training in health entrepreneurship. This initiative, led by the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative at KNUST and in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, aims to enhance the entrepreneurial skills of health educators.

The participants, drawn from the Ashanti, Eastern, and Central regions, are part of the second cohort involved in the train-the-trainer program in health entrepreneurship. This 10-day event, spearheaded by the Health Entrepreneurship pillar of the Collaborative, seeks to empower tutors to nurture potential entrepreneurs and build resilient health ventures across Ghana.

“All that we’re trying to do here is equip you with the skills to transform the health sector. We want to get a mindset change for you to see health as a business and try to set businesses in the health space so that we can provide the needed care for our members,” said Prof. Wilberforce Owusu-Ansah, the pillar lead.

The training aims to provide participants with essential entrepreneurial knowledge that they can pass on to their students. This initiative is part of a broader objective to build and strengthen the capacity of healthcare students and professionals to meet the growing demand for primary health care in Ghana.

Under the Health Entrepreneurship pillar, the project will train 355 trainers at 77 KNUST-affiliated health training institutions as well as 560 public-private primary health care workers. The goal is to reach over 24,000 young people during the first phase, fostering a new generation of health entrepreneurs equipped to innovate and improve healthcare delivery in Ghana.