Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre, Bole, Ghana
Francis Sutaa, BSc, RGN
Nurse in-charge, Martyrs of Uganda Health Centre, Bole, Ghana
I was born on 18th May 1974 in a town called Nandom in the upper west region of Ghana. I started my basic education in the year 1980 and completed secondary school in 1997. I proceeded to do nursing in the Jirapa nurses training college in 1999 and completed with a registered general nursing certificate in 2002. I was then working as a general nurse at the West Gonja hospital after a six months orientation at the Jirapa hospital. In 2005 I went to university of Ghana, Legon for a six weeks course that awarded me a diplomat in nursing. Working for another 3 years I had the opportunity to offer public health and allied health sciences at the Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre and completed in 2010. After the university programme I was sent to the public health unit of the West Gonja hospital. My work now was more on health promotion. I carried out health promotion activities such as maternal and child health activities, organizing and carrying out national immunization programmes, school health, adolescence health, health education, etc. I also work hand in hand with the West Gonja district health management team on issues on health promotion. I was also into testing and care of HIV/AIDS cases in the West Gonja district. I also had the opportunity to be a field officer for a star health project the aim at reducing maternal and infant mortality in the Damongo diocese in 2015.