Magnificient beaches of West Africa. Beach front near Acra, Ghana's capital.
A contemplative look on the way to the team's residence
Date: August 2014 Location: Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Mampong, Ghana Team Size: 14 Length of Mission: 2 weeks Number of Surgeries Performed: 47
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
This was ISHI’s second return mission to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital (TQMH) in Mampong, Ghana in August 2014. We were invited back to TQMH with support from the hospital administration and regional tribal leaders and representatives.
PATIENTS AND LOCATION
Local patients were alerted weeks to months before the ISHI team arrival via public service announcements at TQMH the hospital, on the local radio, and at local churches.
We anticipated collaborating with local clinical team including a MD and CRNA as part of the patient care plan, and exchanging information with them about the local challenges in healthcare and the rich Ghanian culture and traditions.
Surgery Team: Kevin Clarke MD, Asha Bale MD, Harold Schell MD, Paul Michael Pearce MD (PGY5) , Ziad Sifri MD Anesthesia: Kenneth Mirsky MD, Bradley Patrick CRNA PAR Nurses: Stephanie Burroughs RN, Mercy Emejulu RN, OR Nurse: Hannah Asare-Boateng RN ,Maeve Lopreiato RN Surgical Tech:Yaw Effah Amoateng, Medical Team:Zina Semenovskaya MD, Doris Koduah MD Logistics Support:covered by Zina and Ziad