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ISUOG has run a successful three leveled Outreach training program in Ghana, in the city of Kumasi. For more information on the work we've done, see below "Training dates" and click on the relevant level to find out more.

Location:

Kumasi, Ghana

Hospitals:

Maternal and Child Health Hospital

Manhyia Hospital

Suntreso Government Hospital

Old Tafo Hospital

South Kumasi Hospital

Training dates:

Phase I

Phase II

 

Partners:


Phase I

 Millennium Cities Initiative

 The Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI), a project of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, was founded by world-renowned development economist Jeffrey D. Sachs as the urban counterpart to the Millennium Villages Project, and an outgrowth of the national-level policy work carried out by the United Nations Millennium Project. MCI’s core mission is to help underserved cities across sub-Saharan Africa complete an urban transformation — one essential to attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — including the fundamental goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015.

MCI has been working in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana and the capital of the Ashanti region, since 2006. MCI has helped facilitate successful interventions to address numerous public needs in education, public health, gender equality and water/sanitation.

In the area of public health, they have facilitated training in infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS and nutrition; heart disease and lifestyle; accident and trauma care; and neonatal emergency care, which led to the design and construction of two low-cost, low-tech neonatal resuscitation units. MCI is currently building on its work in the area of neonatal survival by carrying out trainings of medical practitioners in both Kumasi and Accra in the area of neonatal resuscitation with technical support from the American Academy of Pediatrics and financial support from Johnson & Johnson.

 Physicians for Peace

Physicians for Peace was founded in 1989, and is dedicated to the ideal that health care in the developing world can best be improved by providing training and education to health care professionals in those countries. By focusing on long-term, sustainable, replicable medical education and training, we send teams of medical volunteers — including physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals — to places where their teaching and healing skills are needed most. For this project Physicians for Peace have taken responsibility for travel, board and accommodation arrangements for participants.

Phase II

Women's Health to Wealth (WHW)

Women’s Health to Wealth (WHW), is an offspring of the now defunct Millennium Cities Initiatives (MCI) founded by world-renowned development economist Jeffrey D. Sachs as the urban counterpart to the Millennium Villages. Women’s Health to Wealth began as a tiny women’s clinic at the heart of the bustling Bantama Market in downtown Kumasi, which serves some of the busiest women in Ghana’s second largest city. After working together for more than 10 years in Kumasi as part of Columbia University’s Millennium Cities Initiative, WHW’s directors are continuing their collaboration on behalf of the area’s women and girls, under the new rubric of Women’s Health to Wealth, it extended its reach to hundreds more women, families and at-risk girls



 

Industry:

Siemens has kindly donated three systems to Phase I this project.

Siemens Ultrasound is one of the world's largest suppliers of ultrasound equipment. Ever since Siemens was founded more than 150 years ago, corporate responsibility programs at the local and international levels have sought to contribute to the communities in which it operates. While the focus of these activities has varied, Siemens has continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to society. Siemens also offers clinical training and education services, and forms part of the training team for this project.

 

GE Healthcare has graciously donated three voluson machines to phase II of this projects

 

GE Healthcare is one of the world's largest suppliers of ultrasound equipment. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.

GE’s "healthymagination" vision for the future invites the world to join them in their journey as they continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world