A Thank You Letter from Ghana

Dear Marj. It was a great pleasure having you, Jocelyne, Danny, Karen, Dell Peter, Denise and Dr. Paul King in Ghana for medical missions that involved also Liberia and Sierra Leone. Our friendship with you and the KBNF team deepens with each visit and we thank God for your enthusiastic and passionate leadership and for the loving and joyful sacrifices of the rest of the team - executive, volunteers and the silent ones who work behind the scenes to ensure that goods and supplies are available for shipping. As you noted at the award ceremony, nearly 30 containers have been shipped, over half of them to Ghana alone. We value each of you and your love for Ghana and West Africa. Gladstone has shared with me news of what you all did at the Mount Olives Hospital over nearly four weeks period. The training of staff, support in patient care, the performance of the first spinal surgery by Dr. Paul King sharing his surgical skills as well and the clearing of yet another container shipment of medical items are all much appreciated. In my capacity as Chair of the Board of the mount Olives Foundation also, I place on record sincere thanks of the Board. The role played by the Hesse family and Gladstone and Faustina (even though physically absent in the period of the visit) in hosting all of you is valued and acknowledged with gratitude. I also place on record teaching materials donated to Faith Presbyterian Church School and the presents for the family. All of us, including the College of Health Sciences and in particular the Board of Trustees are ever grateful for all you have done to contribute to the building of human resource for health as well as to health infrastructure. God bless you all.
Rev. Prof Seth Ayettey, Ghana

Medical Mission 2016: Liberian Hospital Visit

Dear KBNF Family,

Our Trip included several of us going to tour the hospitals in Liberia, West Africa. Many of these hospitals are being helped with supplies and equipment by Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation and our shipping partner Compassionate Resource Warehouse.

We were glad to see the ingenuity and bravery of the Liberian Health Care professionals at C.H. Rennie Hospital in Margibi. Below is a picture of Dr. Johnson & staff creating a baby scale for their infants. Wow, folks, this was really neat. It goes to show that to achieve wonderful results, ingenuity, courage and passion are the best assets.

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We sure look forward to helping C.H. Rennie Hospital in the future! Join us in helping them all.

More to come!

Marj


KBNF Team Mission Update

Dear KBNF Family & Friends,

We are in Ghana! Our team started off with air travel, where they met up with me, Marj, in Amsterdam for the final leg to Ghana! Dell Wergeland, President of the Compassionate Resource Warehouse joined us for this trip, to assess where our hard earned donation dollars have gone, and how the places we’ve sent container shipments of medical supplies to have used our gifts. More from Dell later.
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We hit the ground running with a tour of the Accra School of Medicine, where team members Danny Moe and I (and others in the future) are to be teaching medical students in this brand new private medical school for Ghana. IMG_9049IMG_9058

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The Accra School of Medicine is a privately owned institution built by incredible champions and doctors, the Hesse’s. A Heart Power institution, it teaches compassionate care alongside medicine.

That’s all for now, time to get back to the Mission!

Marj


KBNF is now a Member of the G4 Alliance

It is with the utmost pride and honour that Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation announces our membership with the G4 Alliance, which is “dedicated to building political priority for surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of the global development agenda” (www.theg4alliance.org for more information).

We are thrilled to connect, and even more thrilled with our upcoming Medical Mission to Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia & Sierra Leone leaving May 2016.

Cheers, all!
Marj

Support Neurosurgery in West Africa

Regardless of geographical location & financial status, everyone worldwide should have access to medical care. Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation is determined to foster Neurosurgery in West Africa, for all who have need.