The inauguration of the Society for Medical Laboratory Managers, Ghana SMLM G was held using a digital platform on Wednesday 25th August, 2020. The occasion also saw the swearing in of the seven member board of administrators of the society Chaired by Dr. Ahmed Mashud of Korle Bu teaching Hospital. The chairperson for the 2 hour software was Dr.
Ben Mensah, the Ghana bankruptcy acting Chairman for the West African Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science WAPCMLS. The special guest and other dignitaries present were Dr. Godswill Chikwendu Okara, Registrar WAPCMLS, Prof. Nafui Amidu Dean School of Allied Health, UDS and President for WAPCMLS, Dr. Ignatius Awinibuno President of GAMLS, Prof.
Clement Opoku Okrah Professor and Former President of GAMLS, Dr. Samuel Opoku Registrar, AHPC, Hon. Dr. Prince Sidoke Amuzu DCE Akatsi North and Former President of GAMLS, Dr. Tobi Owoade Program Manager Clinton Health Access Initiative Ghana, Mr. Kwabena Oku Afari Chief Director MOH and others from the affiliate establishments and collaborators of Allied Health Science.
SMLM G is an impartial society comprising of all scientific laboratory managers in both the public and personal sector with main goal of permitting its’ members to become better leaders as a result of peer reviews, conferences, workshops and shared ideas with peers from the nation and around the globe in responding to emerging health needs of the society. A particular request was made towards implementation of the National Health Laboratory Policy. The guest speaker spoke Dr. Prince S. Amuzu spoke on the topic ‘Leading the leaders of the 21st Century Laboratory; Role of SMLM G”. The newly sworn in board chair feedback established on empowering laboratory managers to achieve excellence in leadership due to forward considering, tutorial, networking, and advocacy for alternatives as well as calling on all stakeholders in healthcare to assist all cutting-edge and future objectives of SMLM G for the benefit of the Ghanaian society.
The elated guest of honor, Mr. Kwabena Oku Afari, chief director for MOH reiterated among other commendable concerns, the vital role the clinical laboratory profession plays in health care start for which reason challenges faced must be of prior worry to stakeholders and was hopeful that the institution of this society will seek to line up the management architecture in the laboratory and the corporations. Our international guest, Dr. Godswill C. Okwara, and other special guest also brought helpful team spirit messages in aid of the aims and goals of the society. Then inaugural ceremony ended with all members in high hopes that the contribution of SMLM G to first-rate health care is timely to ensure our diagnostic system is arranged for future diseases that may be of world public health concern as we tackle covid 19 pandemic.