This brave young man was able to muster a pre-surgery smile. He knew Rosie had candy in her pocket for after surgery! This was the first surgery in the newly-opened third OR room! You can see a properly functioning anesthesia machine in the background and the patient is lying on a brand new table donated by Clinton Industries.
The new anesthesia machines!
Dr. Frei and Dr. Quartey arrive in Apam triumphant after a grueling two-day adventure freeing our anesthesia machines from the port authorities.
Paul Owusu-Amponsah and Ernest Amponsah replacing tubing to get the anesthesia machines in working order after the long storage at port and the bumpy ride to Apam.
We have the best co-workers! Here are a few…
Our OB/GYN team.
One of Dr. Teetor’s patients.
Team Leader and Board Member Dr. Dennis Johnson and Board Chair Dr. Clyde Strang. Free community health screenings.
Referrals to the hospital clinics were made for seven of the 44 people screened at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.
Free Community Health Screenings, Sept. 2017, Apam, Ghana
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Health Screening
Methodist Church of Apam Health Screening
Scenes from the Apam Hospital 2015.
Thyroid tumors are common in Apam.
People waiting to be seen by one of the BSF physicians.
Patient in the Children’s Ward
The Trevor King Memorial Laboratory
Inside the Operating Room
The BSF team frequently is called upon for hernia repairs.
Patients waiting to be called for surgery. Recent photos from the Cold Store
Freshly-caught fish arrive at the Cold Store for freezing.
This is where we stay when we are in Apam
Presbyterian Boys School Ground Breaking and Dedication 8/10/2013
Apam 2012 Trip
Photos from Our Ghana Trip
Cutting the ribbon to the new library
Scissors for ribbon cutting for library
The girls danced for us
Dancing at the ceremony – white symbols represent victory
The kids put on a play – these ‘parents’ were unhappy with their son who was not doing well in school
The school team relaxing after the ceremony with local dignataries
Bev gives the Head of the Methodist schools for the district a Rotary pin
New library funded by Rotary includes National Geographics, and a card catalog system
Sara shows how the library works
Sara and school principal
A young hernia patient is carried traditional style to the OR by the nurse
Young boys and their mothers wait outside the operating room for hernia repairs
A grateful patient
Emergency Room Apam Hospital
Medical records department – files are slowly being entered into a computer
Prescription for Fesol to be taken twice a day – once in the morning, and once at night
Patient ID card – no one has an appointment for clinic hours, they just show up and wait, often all day sitting patiently on hard benches, with no water or food
The drums kept the parade going
The parade brass section
Cleaning up the school to prepare for the big ceremony to thank the team
Surgical supplies purchased with Rotary funds, or donated by hospitals, pharmacies etc.
Big parade and crowd for the school ceremony
Older students erect canopy for ceremony observers
The Apam Chief’s warrior bears a staff representing the Chief who could not be in attendance
The All Girls Brigade leads a long line of children through town and into the ceremony to thank the team for their work at the school
Sara, the school team leader listens to the speakers
All gather after the long ceremony
Porch full of speakers, team members, local dignataries
Our team leader Bob Davis, addresses the crowd