The University of Ghana College of Health Sciences on Wednesday launched a Health Science Investigative journal and a five-year strategic plan to guide its decision and actions towards institutional excellence by 2024.
The strategic plan is expected to provide a roadmap for the College to build on its achievements and address future challenges.
Similarly, the Journal will serve as an open access journal for the communication of research results and policies in Health Sciences and related discipline at no cost to authors and readers.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, who launched the two documents, in Accra, said the Plan would help the College to be proactive, increase operational efficiency, boost its market share and profitability and make business more meaningful, among others.
He urged all stakeholders to play their respective roles to ensure that the College achieved its targets for the next five years.
The VC lauded the leadership of the College for developing a health journal to serve as an outletsl for faculty and students to publish their research works.
He advised the Editorial Team to ensure high standards and fairness at all times and encouraged the Faculty, research fellows and students to make good use of it, saying, “The University will do whatever it can to help the journal grow and become acceptable in and out of the university".
The Reverend Professor Patrick Ayeh-Kumi, Provost of the School, said the launch of the two documents gave the College another opportunity to align its ambitions with the overall mission of the University of Ghana towards becoming a world class research institution within the next decade.
“The strategic plan is crafted to withstand the expected changes in their higher education landscape to cater for the existing demands within the national health services and to effectively respond to global research priorities,” he said.
Ayeh-Kumi expressed the hope that strategic document would deliver “real impact” through better quality world-class standard health education and research.