NYU, Banco Santander, Fundacion Mujeres Por Africa, and the University of Ghana Kick-Off The Ghana Wins! Project


NYU, Banco Santander, Fundacion Mujeres Por Africa, and the University of Ghana Kick-Off The Ghana Wins! Project


Today, New York University, in collaboration with Fundación Mujeres Por África, the University of Ghana, and Banco Santander announced the launch of The Ghana Wins! Project, a major initiative designed to develop and promote leadership skills in Ghanaian women. A select number of Ghanian women will receive training and assistance from the NYU College of Nursing (NYUCN), the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, to help address Ghana’s critical needs in healthcare, education, and strengthening of its civil society.

“The needs in developing countries are great, but the more health resources that are developed, the better off the country will be,” says NYUCN’s Yvonne Wesley, co-director of the project. The project’s director, NYUCN’s Mattia Gilmartin, added, “Ghana is dealing with increases in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as we are here. One goal of our program is to teach the participating nurses skills to improve the quality of care in their local settings.”

The College of Nursing is the first to begin, launching the four-year Ghanaian Nurse Leaders Program, which addresses a fundamental need of the Ghanaian nursing profession—the development of a corps of nurses tha 500

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