KNUST law faculty opens entries for Africa healthcare law review journal

The law faculty of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has opened entries for the first ever Journal on healthcare law in Africa.

The KNUST Africa Healthcare Law Review Journal is expected to be an authoritative reference material to inform the work of legal and medical practitioners in Africa.

The parameters of the journal were officially established at the maiden Law medicine and ethics conference held under the theme “the beginning and ending of life, the legal and ethical discourse..”

The journal creates an interface between healthcare practice, law and ethics and is expected to benefit policy makers, judges, academics, lawyers, legal and medical practitioners as well as law students and anyone interested in its subject area.

Announcing the establishment of the journal, the head of the department of commercial law and Expert in Medical Law, Dr Ernest Owusu Dapaah outlined that the annual journal will publish research writings on legal contentions, challenges and recommendations that should govern and regulate developments in the ever evolving health sector.

He noted that, “this journal is based upon a research finding that on the whole of the African continent there is no such platform similar to what pertains in other jurisdictions for example like we have the European healthcare law journal which is the platform for academics practitioners and students from Europe to share their ideas on matters pertaining to healthcare law and bioethics.”

He indicated that the Editorial Board OF the publication is open to accept the works of anyone who is ready to comply with highest requirements of the KNUST Africa Healthcare Review which is slated to officially launch the publication of its first copy in January 2019.



By: Ghana/ Heathcote-Fumador