Over the years I have visited Ghana many times. This page is about one of my first experiences.
Title: Ghanaian Paramedic Training Workshop
Timeframe: September 2008
Project Summary: Injury is the worldwide leading cause of death in young people. As nations continue to develop transportation infrastructures, trauma continues to grow as a major cause of mortality and morbidity in poverty-stricken countries like Ghana. On October 23rd 2008, in conjunction with MOTEC-Life UK I organized the first national paramedic-training program in Ghana. There were 120 participants from several different regions. Given the size of Ghana relatively few trauma centers exist and transport times can vary from 30 minutes to 6 hours. The workshop focused on applicable ALS and ATLS skills, pre transport stabilization/immobilization and peri- transport resuscitation. Targeting trauma related mortality and morbidity will significantly improve injury related outcomes.
Funding: MOTEC-Life UK