Hearts of Ghana
In 2017, Dr Emily Farkas led a medical mission to Enugu in Nigeria. She performed urgent heart surgery on 5 patients, who would not otherwise have received this heart surgery, in a country of 86 million people but not a single heart surgeon.
This inspired the team from James Cook University Hospital led by Dr Enoch Akowuah to organise a medical mission to Ghana. Dr Akowuah, a heart surgeon at James Cook, has family in Kumasi, Ghana. This effort is ideal for this campaign.
Currently, there is no regular heart surgery conducted in this city of 2 million people and there is a significant need to forge a long-term link with James Cook University Hospital.
Arrhythmia Alliance partners with Hearts of Ghana to help raise funds for this ongoing project and missions to Ghana.
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Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission 2022
A UK heart team of consultants from The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, led by Mr Enoch Akowuah, completed their third heart surgery mission to Ghana.
The team visited the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi to provide equipment and upskill local healthcare professionals on heart surgery and pacing.
Read more about the 2022 mission in this article.
You can support the Hearts of Ghana mission by donating to our appeal.
Mr Joel Dunning documented the trip with a video series on YouTube, watch the series below!
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