Ghana

“At every hospital I visited in Upper East Region, the caseload far exceeded capacity.  With one doctor per 40,000 people, the demand for healthcare is huge and unrelenting.”

Ghana_oximeter on finger2_Paddy Moran_UER follow up 2014Wonder what Lifebox is up to in Ghana? Read the local press! Late 2013, Vibe Ghana ran the news of one of our largest distribution workshops to date: 320 oximeters donated to the Ghana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and more than 160 anaesthesia providers trained.

In 2014 we sent medical student Shane Patrick Moranto follow up on some of the 400 plus oximeters we’ve donated to operating rooms across the country.  You can read his account here.

Lifebox is a small team, and countrywide programme like this stand on the shoulders of giants. We’re lucky to be working with some amazing people across Ghana: Dr Thomas Anabah at Tamale Teaching Hospital (who trains nurse anaesthetists from across the country), Dr Paul Ofori-Atta and Jane Jackson from the UK charity MOTEC and everyone involved in the ongoing partnership between Ghana Health Service (GHS), Afrikids NGO and Southampton University Hospitals Trust.