Birim North District, Ghana

Vitals

Location: Ghana, Birim North District
Size: 352 square miles
Population: 4,000,000
Language: Twi

Mission

To provide medical care to communities near the Akyem mine in the Birim North District, ensuring access to health facilities with proper infrastructure, and partnering with local medical staff to help facilitate better patient interactions.

Date: July 2016


The Team

Project C.U.R.E.

Members: 2 Nurse Practitioners, 1 Emergency Medical Technician, 1 Medical Student, 1 Logistics Coordinator, 3 Pharmacy Support Technicians, 1 Trip Leader.


Founded in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. distributes high-quality medical supplies and provides medical care to resource-limited communities worldwide via its medical professional volunteers.


The Work

Project C.U.R.E. was able to provide care for over 1500 patients in four days, including health screenings, medication and vitamin distribution, and referrals of patients to a local hospital if further evaluation was necessary.


The Experience

The Project C.U.R.E team will never forget the passion and commitment the District Health Minister has for his people and his emphasis on the importance of health for the community.


In the beginning, the local medical professionals had no idea that the Project C.U.R.E team was made up of volunteers that had paid their own way to come to Ghana to work. This realization greatly touched them, and further enhanced an already meaningful experience for the entire community.

 

 

Photos provided by Project C.U.R.E