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44th Annual Conference & Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programme

Tue. 26th Oct. 2021 - Fri. 29th Oct. 2021
Miklin Hotel, Kumasi

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association of Health Service Administrators, Ghana (AHSAG) is pleased to announce that the 44th edition of the Annual Conference/Continuing Professional Education Programme of the Association will take place as follows: Date : 26th – 29th October, 2021 Venue : Miklin Hotel, Kumasi, Ashanti Region Conference Theme : “Effective Management of Support Services during Pandemics, the Role of the Health Service Administrator” Sub-themes : i. ‘Achieving effective management of pandemics through efficient management of healthcare logistics’ ii. ‘The role of effective transportation and transport management in managing pandemics’ iii. ‘Towards efficient and safe deployment of human resources during pandemics’ iv. ‘Safe environmental and sanitation practices and infection prevention during pandemics’ v. ‘Code of ethics and professional responsibilities of Health Service Administrators’ About AHSAG AHSAG is a professional membership body for Health Service Administrators with the prime objective of bringing together Health Service Administrators in Ghana as a unified body and to promote excellence in the profession of Health Service Administration and Management in Ghana. Pursuant to this objective, the Association organizes Annual Conferences with education-oriented workshops geared towards updating the knowledge and improving personal and professional skills of its members. The conference also serves as a forum at which members can meet their colleagues from other health facilities within the country to exchange information and ideas on ways of improving health service management. 2021 Annual Conference of AHSAG The 44th Annual Conference of AHSAG is expected to bring together Health Service Administrators across the country to deliberate on the conference theme and other related matters regarding current national health programmes and economic policies. In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus disease, caused by a novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), occurred in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On the 30th day of January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. As at the 8th day of September 2021, Ghana had recorded 123,521 total cases of COVID – 19 cases with 5,073 active cases, 117,352 recoveries, 1,096 deaths, 125 in severe conditions and 44 in critical conditions. Health Service Administrators play key roles in health service delivery with respect to the management of pandemics. Major roles of the support service ranging from mobilization of health logistics, ensuring availability of Isolation Centres, ensuring that infection prevention and control practices are adhered to at various facilities, to the provision of transport for movement of samples for testing are undertaken by Health Service Administrators. Together with other health care managers, Health Service Administrators are actively involved in the management of COVID – 19 at their facilities. There is therefore the need for Health Service Administrators to adequately acquaint themselves with the key ingredients and indicators of effective management of the support services during pandemics. The Health Service Administrator’s understanding of effective management of support services during pandemics will improve efficiency, minimize risks to various BMCs and help ensure that resources are adequately made available for the management of the Coronavirus disease. Conference Objectives The objectives of the 2019 AHSAG Conference are as follows: o Sensitize Health Service Administrators on the importance of prudent management of healthcare logistics during pandemics. o Ensure that Health Service Administrators understand the relevance of efficient transport system for the effective management of pandemics. o Make Health Service Administrators understand the need for a proper deployment of key human resource for effective management of pandemics. o Ensure that Health Service Administrators understand the relevance of infection prevention and control during the management of dead bodies of coronavirus disease cases. Participation About 400 Health Service Administrators from the Ghana Health Service, Teaching Hospitals, the Mental Health Authority, Universities, CHAG, Quasi-Government Health Institutions, HeFRA, Allied Health Professions Council, other agencies of MOH and Private Healthcare Facilities across the country are expected to participate in the Conference. There will be Resource Persons with in-depth knowledge and experience in Effective Management of Support Services during pandemics to facilitate the scientific sessions in the thematic areas of the Conference. Other health personnel interested in understanding Effective Management of the Support Services during pandemics may attend the opening and scientific sessions of the Conference. Special Guest of Honour
 Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service Speakers • Dr. Ebo Hammond, Director, Health Administration and Support Services, Ghana Health Service • Mr. Bernard Clement Kwasi Botwe, former Chief Executive Officer, Wenchi Methodist Hospital • Mrs. Georgina Yeboah, Executive Director, African Forum for Research and Education in Health Service (AFREhealth) • Mr. Paul Senyo Gawu, Deputy Director, Procurement, Ghana Health Service • Mrs. Patience Ami Mamattah, Municipal Director of Health Service, Ashaiman Municipal Health Directorate Invited Guests • Hon. Anthony Mwinkaara Sumah, Member of Parliament, Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency • Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, Ashanti Regional Director of Health Service • Mr. Peter Yeboah, Executive Director, CHAG • The Chairperson, Committee of CEOs of Teaching Hospitals