The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) and Wits University concluded a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday, 21 june 2022 that aims to strengthen collaboration between the parties, to enable the delivery of quality healthcare services and exemplary health sciences education.
MEC for Health in Gauteng, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi says the agreement serves as a framework and includes the development of Academic Health Complexes which will be established as centres of excellence, and which are responsive to the needs of the province, they are committed to fostering a close, collaborative working relationship with Wits University, with the objective of enabling functional, agile, and well-managed Academic Health Complexes that will deliver quality healthcare to the public.
Wits Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Shabir Madhi says the Agreement will enable greater and closer cooperation, based on mutual respect. He furthermore says the MoA will help the hospitals to facilitate the delivery of quality teaching and training on the clinical training platforms, as well as the conducting of globally recognised research.
Prof Madhi concludes that Wits and GDoH have 3 months to establish 3 key structures wich includes both officials. The committees are required to develop governing schedules and management agreements to ensure the implementation of the agreement to ensure that future health care professionals receive the best training.