The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana organized a clean-up exercise on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Madina Zongo Junction to Social Welfare.

The exercise formed part of the Council’s Corporate Social Responsibility. The clean-up exercise was done in collaboration with five Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions and the School of Nursing, University of Ghana and Wisconsin International University College. The schools were, Nursing and Midwifery Training College - Korle-Bu, Nursing Training College - Pantang, Nursing and Midwifery Training College - Pantang, Nursing Training College - Teshie, Wisconsin University School of Nursing and Western Hills School of Nursing.

While some of the participants were desilting the gutters, some of the trainees also educated members of the community on sanitation and healthcare, especially mental healthcare, during this period of suicide happenings.

Addressing the media, Mr. Felix Nyante, Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, said there was the need for “basic personal and environmental hygiene” to create a healthy environment. He also indicated that the initiative, which had started in Accra, would be replicated in other regions at least twice a year to improve the sanitation conditions in the country.

The Registrar appealed to the Municipal Assembly to make provisions for waste bins, which could be placed at vantage points and emptied regularly to promote sanitation. He added “this will help prevent rubbish being thrown into drains and prevent flooding in the Assembly as the rainy season is about to set in”.

Mr. Nyante applauded the Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions, UCS Ghana Ltd, the Ghana National fire service, La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly and all other institutions who assisted to make the clean-up exercise successful.