Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has told candidates of the Post NAC/NAP Midwifery licensing examination who are due to write the online licensing examination in March, 2019, that their contribution to the midwifery profession is key to achieving universal health coverage.

According to him, the achievement of universal health coverage by 2030 required the provision of primary and community care while ensuring that access to midwifery services were at the doorsteps of the community.

He emphasized that midwives were essential to the transformation and quality care provision thus the upgrade of the Post NAC/NAP Midwifery to Diploma was commendable. 

Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare said this when he paid a working visit to various departments at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

At the time of his visit, candidates for the Post NAC/NAP Midwifery licensing examination from the Nursing and Midwifery Training Schools in Teshie and Pantang were taking part in the mock online licensing examination to prepare themselves for the main online licensing examination.

Receiving the Director-General, the Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante called for a strengthened collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and other health partners to achieve universal health coverage.