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The Medical and Surgical Skills Institute (MSSI) was established in 2005 by Johnson & Johnson in conjunction with the West African College of Surgeons and its medical allies.

Medical Simulation Skills Institute (MSSI Ghana)

Who We Are

The MSSI was developed as a surgical skills center to be the first training centre outside of the USA to conduct the advanced surgical course in Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM). To date over 92,000 health professionals from varied backgrounds from 13 African Countries have received various lifesaving skills from the institute. This has led to the saving of lives of millions of persons all over.
Our core objective as an Institute is to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals in the Sub-region through the provision of hands-on training by our highly professional course faculties.

Courses run by the institute are accredited by regulatory bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, Medical and Dental Council of Ghana, Pharmacy Council, Allied Professional Health Council, West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons etc.

Our Mission

To provide the best available hands on medical and surgical training using modern equipment, facilities and technology in order to advance healthcare in Africa.

Our Vision

To be a Center of Excellence in Medical and health Care Technology for world class capacity building

Core Values


Commitment to the highest standards of education and training, striving for excellence in all aspects of simulation-based learning.


Embrace innovation in simulation technology and teaching methodologies to enhance learning outcomes and prepare healthcare professionals for real-world challenges.


Uphold the highest ethical standards in education, ensuring honesty, transparency, and integrity in all interactions with learners, faculty, and stakeholders.


Foster a collaborative learning environment that promotes teamwork, communication, and interdisciplinary cooperation among healthcare professionals.

Lifelong Learning

Promote a culture of lifelong learning and professional development, encouraging healthcare professionals to continuously improve their skills and knowledge throughout their careers.


Empowering healthcare professionals with the confidence, competence, and autonomy necessary to provide optimal patient care through comprehensive and tailored educational programs.

Evidence-Based Practice

Emphasize the importance of evidence-based practice in healthcare education, integrating the latest research and best practices into simulation-based learning experiences.

Diversity and Inclusion

Embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education and training, respecting the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and contributions of all learners and faculty members.

Diversity and Inclusion

Remain flexible and adaptable to the evolving needs of healthcare professionals and the healthcare industry, continuously updating and refining educational programs to meet changing demands.


Strive to make a positive impact on patient outcomes and healthcare delivery through high-quality simulation-based education and training.

Community Engagement

Engaging with local, national, and global communities to address healthcare disparities, promote public health initiatives, and contribute to the overall well-being of society through education, outreach, and service.

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Whether you have inquiries about our training programs, partnership opportunities, or general questions, we’re here to assist you.