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Annual Humanity First USA Surgical Teaching Mission in Ghana

Humanity First is pleased to announce its annual Surgical Teaching Mission from May 5th to May 16th, 2012. The major objective of this mission is to provide further training to health care providers so that the local population will receive this care on an ongoing basis. Our team of surgeons, anesthesiologist, surgical residents, surgical techs, students and project managers lead by Dr. Fizan Abdullah and Dr. Karen Cartwright are committed to working with Ghanaian physicians and medical students to provide training in advanced procedures that is not available in the region.

This two-week mission will include visits to two district hospitals in rural villages near Accra along with a two-day visit to one of the teaching university hospitals in Korle Bu for a laparoscopy lecture. The two-day continuing medical education course (CME) is designed to keep doctors' knowledge up to date as technologies and medicines are naturally continually changing. This year’s lecture will be primarily focused towards teaching local physicians the latest techniques relating to performing hernia surgery. In support of this teaching mission, the team will be bringing donated supplies for training and education purposes as they have been doing for over 10 years.

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