Successful start to training in Ghana

Picture above are ISUOG trainers Dr Tony Johnson, Sarah Stephens, Dr Theodora Pepera-Hibbert Dr Janet Horenstein and ISUOG International Development Coordinator Gesù Antonio Báez
Image courtesy of G.A Baez for ISUOG Outreach

We’re back on the ground in Ghana. The ISUOG training team, led by Outreach Chair Dr Anthony Johnson (USA), immediately hit the ground running for Phase II Trip II as if no time had past since the last time we worked in Kumasi back in 2015.

The training team is currently working in each of our key hospitals for the project: Old Tafo, Kumasi South and Suntreso. The 18 Ghanaian trainees were divided between each of the hospitals to work with each different trainer including Dr Janet Horenstein (USA), Dr Theodora Pepera-Hibbert (Ghana/UK) and local trainer Dr Bush Hamilton (Ghana). GE Healthcare Sarah Stephens also joined the team to give an overview of the three GE Voluson machines donated last time.

Hands-on training in session
Image courtesy of G.A Baez for ISUOG Outreach

It was remarkable to note how eager the sonographers were not only scan, but also to help train other trainees (such as the midwives).  It really left an impression on the trainers who noticed little by little the “teach the teachers mission” slowly unfold for them.

The main part of the day was focused on review of lectures, especially going over the key “6 step approach” and providing more hands-on training to really hone in on their skills from last time. And they definitely did get practice with the team at Old Tafo, scanning well into 5:30 PM – after training ended at 4:00 PM.

Stay tuned for more stories from our project on the ground in Ghana and follow our blog for more Outreach journeys.


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