One in nine men has a painful hernia in need of repair in Ghana. You can help the Ghana Hernia Society train local surgical care providers to perform high-quality hernia repair with mesh and build capacity for surgery in Ghana.
Hernia is the most common general surgical condition in the world. There aren't enough surgeons to fix all the hernias in need of repair. In addition, access to high quality hernia surgery with mesh is extremely limited in low-income countries. In Ghana, untreated hernias become large, disabling and sometimes even deadly.
The Ghana Hernia Society is a group of local Ghanaian hernia surgeons passionate about increasing access to hernia repair for the poorest people in the country. We train local medical officers in the highest quality hernia surgery with mesh. This effort will result in expansion of the surgical workforce and increased access to life-saving surgeries in Ghana.
We are creating a locally driven scale-able model to increase access to basic surgical care. If we succeed, this model could be scaled throughout Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa and result in real differences to patients in desperate need of safe and high-quality hernia surgery.