The Government of Ghana, signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai-based Thumbay Group for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital and a Medical University, to be known as the Gulf Medical University (GMU), in Ghana on Friday, 9 February 2018.
Vice-President of Ghana Dr Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed in a tweet that the Medical University and Hospital will be constructed in phases over a period of five to eight years and would offer Vocational, Diploma, Undergraduate, Post Graduate, and Doctoral programmes in Medical Sciences, Allied Health Sciences among other disciplines, to Ghanaian and International students.
The facilities are expected to employ about 3000 Ghanaians in addition to attracting a student population of over 3000 from around 80 countries.
It would also provide opportunities for local hospitals through cross-referrals and partnerships.
According to Dr Bawumia, this is another manifestation of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s commitment to provide first-class health care to Ghanaians while providing enhanced training to medical personnel.