Women in waiting – Kumasi, Ghana 2015
Photo by G.A Baez for ISUOG Outreach
Following a successful Outreach Program back in November 2015, the ISUOG Outreach team is returning to Kumasi, Ghana for Phase II Trip II on 13 March 2017! Led by Outreach Chair and Project Lead Dr. Anthony Johnson (USA), the team will consist of Dr. Janet Horenstein (USA) and Dr. Theodora Pepera-Hibbert (UK/Ghana) once more. ISUOG’s International Development Coordinator, Mr. Gesu Antonio Baez, will also be joining the team in Kumasi. ISUOG Outreach is proud to be working with local NGO partner Women’s Health to Wealth (WHW) in supporting the team and program mission, as well as GE Healthcare who previously donated 3 Voluson machines for this project. The team is looking forward to getting back on the ground and help the trainees hone in on their skills and build their confidence to train locally in line with ISUOG’s “Teaching the Teacher’s” concept. For more information on our work in Ghana, visit our website for more details.
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(Image courtesy of Manna Kamio Badiella for ISUOG Outreach – Kumasi 2011)
They say two times is a charm – and boy they weren’t kidding! We’re excited to announce that ISUOG Outreach will be returning to Kumasi, Ghana on 16 November for the second phase of its development program in the region, in partnership with local NGO Women’s Health to Wealth and GE Healthcare. Led by Outreach Chair Dr. Anthony Johnson (USA), the team will consist of returning volunteer Dr. Janet Horenstein (USA) and first time volunteer Dr. Theodora Pepera-Hibbert (UK/Ghana) while empowering two local trainers, Dr. Buah Hamilton (Ghana) and Yusif Yacub (Ghana) as they progress to become local trainers in ultrasound in OB/GYN. Both Yusif and Hamilton have taken part as trainees in the past three training trips so we’re excited to see their progression to the next phase of this program, which goes to the heart of the ISUOG Outreach credo – sustainability and empowerment. ISUOG’s International Development Officer, Gesu Antonio Baez and GE Healthcare’s Tammy Lynn Anderson will also be joining the team as the program takes an exciting turn to teach the teachers and ensure long lasting impact in the region. Be sure to follow this space as we highlight the events throughout the week we’re there and to read more about our previous work in Ghana, click here.