At the end of this session, students will be able to describe the importance of nutritional status in determining the survival and development of children, how nutritional requirements vary for every individual based on genetic and metabolic differences, and the role of nutrition to prevent acute and chronic illness and support the development of physical and mental potential.
CHOP Global Medicine is pleased to partner with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons to improve every aspect of medicine, including the training of specialist and subspecialist physicians who are equipped to address current and emerging health issues.
Established in 2003, the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons aims to continuously enhance health care delivery through ethical and technology-leveraged training to produce highly skilled specialist doctors who are committed to life-long learning, as well as promote research, health policy development, and advocacy to meet the healthcare needs of Ghana and the West African sub-region. The College has helped stem the brain drain of medical providers sponsored to complete their specialist training abroad by providing excellent specialist training in-country. As of 2022, the College has trained more than 1,200 graduates at the membership level (specialists) and more than 140 senior specialists (subspecialists) from Ghana and other West African countries.
Dr. Mame Yaa Nyarko is a pediatrician in Accra, Ghana. She is the Medical Superintendent (head of facility) at Princess Marie Louise Hospital, where she previously served as Specialist and Head of Clinical Services. Dr. Nyarko is an adjunct lecturer for University of Ghana Medical School, Accra College of Medicine and Family Health Medical School.
Dr. Nyarko attended the University of Ghana Medical School. After graduation, she worked at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra as a resident and house staff. She is Immediate Past President of the Paediatric Society of Ghana, a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In addition to her clinical, administrative and academic duties, Dr. Nyarko is married with two young adult sons. She loves traveling and reading, and spends time volunteering as a children’s ministry worker.
This seminar focuses on global health and was delivered in partnership with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, on June 17, 2022.
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