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- ItemOpen AccessAddressing Educational Needs of Health Workers in Ghana using Distance Education(2008-09) Mensah, Joseph A.; Badu, Edward; Osei, CollinsPCF5 Sub-theme: Health // Most African countries experience new challenges. One such challenge is scarcity of health workers as a result of low salaries, poor conditions of service, lack of professional updating and migration to richer countries etc. Ghana is no exception to this problem. To solve it, the government improved their salaries and allowance, and provided other incentives such as cars in order to retain those already in the system, and employed some youth, under the Youth Employment Programme, in the health sector. These have not solved the problem completely as some health workers leave for school and create vacancies at their work place. In order to increase access to quality education and training, the distance education scheme can be used. The paper seeks to analyze the import of distance education for promotion of proficiency skills in the health sector and review ongoing professional development programmes for health workers in Ghana, and come out with strategies to offer training avenues leading to the professional growth of the individuals and economic growth of the country. // Paper ID 323