The HART Team will arrive in Ghana on August 27 to commence its medical/surgical and outreach mission. HART will orchestrate a medical team of 11 doctors (6 surgeons & 2 primary care practioners & 4 anesthesiologist/CRNA's) and a host of essential medical and non-medical personnel in undertaking what the locals fondly call “surgery camp!” It will cover a large area in the Brong-Ahafo Region know as the North & South Asunafo Districts. There we will man 4 OR’s and visit several communities as we collaborate with indigenous medical personnel to address their health care needs.
We will also fund and open a medial clinic in the town of Agyrekrom. This will then be staffed with medical personnel by the Government of Ghana. It is our hope also to construct and open an Orphanage in the town of Siana.
Locally will be under the direction of the honorable George Boakye, who has made possible this great undertaking. In fact, one of our directors, Jane Thorpe, has been made by the local Chief a Queen Mother in Kukoum - an great honor and privilege not commonly given to someone who is not part of the community. It is a major project and will provide much relief. Containers, planned to be shipped early 2016. It will be filled with medical supplies (both donated and purchased) that will outfit and supply our medical efforts this trip to Ghana. In addition, Motofrugals has donated a motorbike or two to this cause such that the medical personnel can with ease move from clinic to clinic, community to community.
Additionally, each year HART joins efforts with the local community to sponsor and direct a dual 5k/10k race. The US 5k will be held (place and date pending) and the Ghanaian race in Kukoum City on November 19th, both at 9 am. This has been a fun way to build relationships here and there and to raise precious dollars to meet the medical needs of their community!