Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana

 
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    New Training Exchange in Tamale, Ghana and Outreach
    By - Beth O'Grady - Operations Specialist
    The cornerstone of Himalayan Cataract Project's work is in the teaching of local doctors and eye care professionals. In order to create a sustainable eye care system, top rate training of doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators is essential. Dr. Joyce Maaweh, a third year Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 1 donation
    • 3 months ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Increased Eye Care in Kumasi, Ghana
    By - Beth O'Grady - Raiser's Edge and Operations Specialist
    During late May, a six-day surgical visit to HCP's partner in Kumasi, Ghana, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, KATH, provided 130 life changing eye surgeries - including 50 pediatric cases. The KATH Eye Center has increased its outreach and care since the February inauguration of the new surgical facility that has...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 1 donation
    • 8 months ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Grand Opening of Eye Center and Outreach Event
    By - Beth O'Grady - Operations Specialist
    The formal inauguration of the Eye Center at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, took place on Tuesday, February 25. The event was well-attended by Ghanaian dignitaries, project partners and members of the press. Ghana’s Minister of Health, Ms. Sherry Ayittey, saluted the various partners for...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 1 donation
    • 9 months ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Progress in Ghana
    By - Beth O'Grady - Operations Specialist
    Himalayan Cataract Project International Fellow Dr. Zvi Kresch is at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi for six weeks to lecture ophthalmology residents, provide hands-on surgical training, and specific expertise in uveitis. He participated in World Sight Day activities by working at a small outreach at...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 12 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Progress in Ghana and outreach event
    By - Beth O'Grady - Operations Specialist
    Two of the three floors at the new eye center at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, are bustling with activity. Completing the final floor, which houses the operating theatres, is the last major construction effort required before setting a date for the formal inauguration prior to year end. The KATH...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Two Outreaches in Ghana
    By - Beth O'Grady - Operations Specialist
    A two-day outreach was held in May in Agroyesum, in the Ashanti region of Ghana just outside of Kumasi.  The outreach was organized by long-time HCP partner, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Patients were screened in advance by the KATH faculty, residents and HCP international fellow, Dr. Zahra Ali. The team was...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    New Eye Center in Ghana nearing Completion
    By - Pamela Clapp - Project Manager
    The Eye Center at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana has been gearing up for the opening and equipping of a new three level clinic that will enable the ophthalmic staff to provide more sight-restoring surgeries at the hospital and in remote locations where patients do not have access to quality eye care. While...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    High Volume Cataract Workshop in Kumasi
    By - Pamela Clapp - Project Manager. Himalayan Cataract Project
    A team of six local ophthalmologists from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, KATH, and HCP Co-Director Dr. Geoff Tabin completed 213 surgeries in Kumasi, Ghana, during a four-day high-volume cataract event in August. This is the largest intervention performed at KATH since HCP started working with the clinical staff in...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Cornea Transplants and Cataract Workshop in Ashanti Reqion of Ghana
    By - Pamela Clapp - Himalayan Cataract Project - Project Manager
    The Himalayan Cataract Project has been partnered with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital since 2006 and each year supports outreach events in the Ashanti region of northern Ghana as well as providing sub-specialty care and training in the hospital.  In June 2012, HCP former International Fellow, Dr. Matt Bujak, traveled...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has made updates to their project page.
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Juaboso Outreach February 22 - 27
    By - Marie A Gakuba - Program Coordinator, Himalayan Cataract Project
    Last month a team from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Eye Unit led by Dr. Seth Lartey and Dr. Mike Feilmeier, a visiting ophthalmologist from the University of Nebraska conducted an outreach in Juaboso district of western region. This was the first outreach event in the district. An advance team of Optometrists joined the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    HCP partner in Ghana provides much needed care in remote area
    By - Pam Clapp - Project Manager
    In late-October, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)’s Dr. Seth Lartey led an outreach team of seven doctors and nurses to provide surgical services at Kete Krachi in the Krachi-West district of Volta Region of Ghana (over 700 miles from KATH). During the workshop, the team screened 1,908 patients, provided...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has been reactived and is now accepting donations again.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 7 donations
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    New Edubiase Outreach
    By - Marie A. Gakuba - Himalayan Cataract Project's Program Coordinator
    HCP international fellow Dr. Matt Bujak has just returned from a six-week visit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.  While in Ghana, he participated in an outreach clinic held at a rural district hospital in New Edubiase.  During this outreach event, Dr. Bujak and Dr. Seth Lartey from KATH...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Goaso Outreach
    By - Marie A. Gakuba - Program Coordinator
    In 2010, a total of 904 sight-restoring surgeries were performed in Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana. Below is a quick update of the latest outreach camp in Goaso: Goaso is the district capital of Asunafo district located on the western corridor of Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Goaso is about 124 miles north west of Komfo Anokye...
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has received 12 donations
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Gyetiase Outreach
    By - Marie A. Gakuba - Program Coordinator
    Gyetiase is a small village with population of about 1000 people, located about one and a half hour drive from Kumasi and about 10 minute drive from Mampong, the second largest town in Ashanti region. In August, Dr. Peter Osei-Bonsu, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), led his fourth...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    A Visit to the Outreach Eye Camps
    By - Sarah Riczo - In-the-Field Traveler
    Seven hours of driving on unpaved roads and then hopping on a fiberglass motor boat on Lake Volta took us to the town of Kete-Krachi. The Himalayan Cataract project, headed by Dr.Lartey along with Dr. Ampong and Ophthalmic Nurse Esther from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi arrived at Kete Krachi Hospital and...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Jonathan Kwaku Setuagbe
      Jonathan Kwaku Setuagbe Hmm, this is a true story, even I have to pay for the cause of their transportation to the hospital for surgery.Follow up visit to ensure continuity of post operative treatment was another problem for these poor clients and I have no option but go after them from one community to the other for post op monitoring and... Read more »
      • 3 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana posted a progress report
    Kete Krachi Outreach Camp.
    By - Marie A. Gakuba - Program Coordinator
    On behalf of the Himalayan Cataract Project, I would like to thank you for joining us in our mission to fight curable and preventable blindness in the developing world. It is through your generous contribution that we are able to bring world-class eye care to the most remote regions of the world. Below is a quick update...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Outreach Eye Camps in Ghana has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Geoff Tabin

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Waterbury, VT United States

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