October, 2016. Dr. Marsha Bornt led a talented and energetic team of Medical, Surgical, and Education volunteers during a two-week trip to Apam. The Medical team worked tirelessly seeing patients mornings and afternoons and managed to fit in two off-campus free diabetes and hypertension-screening clinics. One hundred and forty-nine surgeries were completed in spite of erratic electricity and scant supplies. The Education team volunteers established a relationship with new district leadership overseeing all schools in Apam and began planning for 2017. Somehow, we also managed to fit in a sightseeing trip to Elmina Castle, the Rainforest Canopy Walk and an overnight stay at the Blue Diamond Resort. The 2017 trip will likely take place sometime in November 2017. We are looking at ways to provide care for three weeks next year. Please watch this space for details or check us out on Facebook!
Dr. Lissa Sakata and a patient during and after surgery.
Dr. Karen Avgush at diabetes and hypertension clinic.
Dr. Andrew Frei and Dr. Karen Avgush with emergency room patient.