Building up HFE competence in Ghana, West Africa.

Members of the IEA Executive Committee and ErgoAfrica network along with ergonomics/human factors educators from USA and Europe are working towards building up the educational resources in West Africa for our discipline. Last week milestone meetings were held at the University of Ghana where plans were laid to establish a Masters Degree program in Ergonomics and Human Factors. This will serve as a model for the region and will be the first such program in Africa. It emphasises the commitment of regional leaders to the improvement of working conditions. The photo is of the meeting with the provost, Professor Julius Fobil.

There was also the opportunity to give some hands on training to physiotherapy students from the School of Public Heatlh in measuring musculoskeletal loads. This was organised by Dr Augustine Appah Acquah.