Ghana Outreach Project - Phase II, Trip II
Project Title: ISUOG Outreach training in ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, Phase II - Part II
Location: Kumasi, Ghana
Dates: 13-17 March 2017
Project partners: Women's Health to Wealth (WHW), GE Healthcare
ISUOG Training team:
Dr. Tony Johnson, USA (team leader)
Dr. Janet Horenstein, USA
Dr. Theodora Pepera-Hibbert, UK/Ghana
Gesu Antonio Baez, International Development Coordinator, ISUOG
Sarah Stephens, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, GE Healthcare
Local ISUOG training team:
Dr. Buah Hamilton, Ghana
From left to right: Dr. Janet Horenstein, Dr. Anthony Johnson, Dr. Theodora Pepera-Hibbert, Mr. Gesu Antonio Baez, Ms. Sarah Stephens and Dr. Buah Hamilton.
Participants / trainees:
17 basic trainees, 5 advances trainees (4 physicians, 9 midwives, 4 nurses, 5 sonographers)
Hospitals: Suntreso, Old Tafo, and South Kumasi Hospital
Ultrasound machines: The 3 Voluson ultrasound machines were donated by GE Healthcare for this project and allocated to Suntreso, Old Tafo and South Kumasi.
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.
This program is supported by GE Healthcare who have generously donated 3 ultrasound machines. 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.
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