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GMH’s Director of Operations Ghana Holds New Position

March 2nd, 2017|

Director of Operations Ghana, Dr. Dominic Akaateba Ghana Medical Help’s oldest advocate and team member has certainly made a lasting impact during his seven years of service. Dr. Dominic Akaateba, a young medical practitioner located in Ghana, has spilled his passion in providing deserving medical care for those in his home country. From [...]

Engineers Volunteer to Conduct Equipment Testing

February 28th, 2017|

A HUGE thank you to Bill Gentles, John Leung and Adil Abdosh for their major contribution to our equipment donation program!  These three engineers volunteered to work nine hours on Sunday, testing all of our used equipment and ensuring that it is in suitable condition to donate. Thanks to their efforts, we are able to [...]

S.H.E.E.P. Program Highlights

January 24th, 2017|

We're excited to share the highlights of the last quarter report on the Sheep, Health, and Economic Empowerment Program (S.H.E.E.P.).  Program manager Joe Abobtey coordinated 3 public health workshops for community members, and a special in-school program for 200-300 students.  The workshop topics included diabetes, hypertension and menopause; and the [...]

The Oxygen Concentrator: “We have an oxygen tank but it’s empty”

November 15th, 2016|

In district hospitals in the Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana, this is an all too common reply to the question - “Do you have the ability to deliver oxygen to patients?” Hospitals simply do not have the resources to keep a regular supply of oxygen and the closest refilling station is 10 [...]

Featured GMH Supporter – Stefano Picone

November 10th, 2016|

Stefano Picone Ghana Medical Help (GMH) volunteer Stefano Picone works in the healthcare industry and is part of a start-up company that develops advanced imaging technologies used to treat people with serious heart conditions.  He also recognizes that the most basic of medical equipment and services can have a profound impact on the lives [...]

Prevention is the Best Medicine: Bongo Hospital Update

October 13th, 2016|

It was shoddy electrical wiring that led to Bongo Hospital’s operating theatre being destroyed by fire in 2013. Despite the blaze being a devastating blow to the hospital at the time, we are happy to report the theatre is back in full operation - but the work doesn’t stop there!   In addition to helping [...]

2016 Annual Report – Celebrating our Biggest Year Yet!

September 26th, 2016|

We are proud to present our 2016 Annual Report! This year has been one of incredible transformation at Ghana Medical Help. With founder Kelly Hadfield heading abroad to pursue her dream of becoming a medical doctor, and a rapid pace of organic growth, the organization needed to evolve in order to continue to serve the [...]

Bongo Operating Theatre is Back in Operation!

August 17th, 2016|

The Bongo Operating Theatre is now back in operation after a fire leveled the facility in 2013. Here are posts documenting the process of rebuilding this facility: November 26th, 2013 - Fire Hits Bongo District Hospital February 3rd, 2014 - Report: Fire Outbreak at Bongo District Hospital Operating Theatre, by Dr. Gudu December 14th, 2015 [...]