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Ecobank together with its partners Woodin, Old Mutual and Emirates are supporting 16 medical students under the Ecobank Medical School Exchange program.

Ecobank provided cash of US$1,000 to each of the 16 students whilst the partners – Emirates gave special discounts on air tickets (of up to 30%), Old Mutual provided insurance packages and Woodin provided warm clothing to the selected students.

According to the Managing Director of Ecobank, Dan Sackey the move is part of the company’s efforts to support health service delivery in the country.

Objective Of Ecobank Medical School Exchange Program

Mr. Dan Sackey in an interview with Peacefmonline.com said the objective of Ecobank supporting the medical students is to provide students the opportunity to experience medical healthcare delivery in other countries.

He reiterated that Ecobank is doing this to enable the medical students to learn from that experience and be able to apply that learning to their work when they eventually qualify as medical doctors.

“We believe that that exposure is key in making sure that we have a well-educated health force, well-educated health fraternity that can then translate into a healthy population from which we draw our clientele; so that is a mutually beneficiary relationship that we as Ecobank seek”, he emphasized.

“This program impacts the societies we live in. Without a doubt, most of you in the health sector that are here with us this morning can identify with this agenda. This is because most of you are conversant with placing others ahead of your own needs and in most instances, by providing patient care under very challenging circumstances”, he added.

He stressed that “Health care impacts employees, employers, local communities and the nation at large. Good health enables individuals to work and earn an income to support their families. It also guarantees high productivity for employers and helps nations to generate and accumulate wealth”.

Ecobank has over a decade had long-standing relationships with medical students in Ghana, providing financial support to selected medical students to partly fund their travel abroad.

Ecobank has supported over 120 students. The recipients are from KNUST, University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and University of Development Studies.
Source: Daniel Adu Darko/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]

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