Weʼve raised £1,160 to support our surgical team to provide hernia surgery in Ghana helping disadvantaged locals to overcome minor to life-threatening disabilities
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- Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017
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Many people in Ghana suffer from hernias. Hernias disable people. They prevent people from doing their jobs. They cause substantial discomfort and can even be fatal. I, as a general and specialised hernia surgeon, have been invited to join a team to carry out hernia surgery voluntarily in Carpenter, Ghana. For two weeks, I will undertake hernia surgery and clinics for the many locals who can otherwise not afford it. My aim is to make a substantial change to the well-being and long-term robustness of the local community. I hope to achieve this with your support and provide the good healthcare we so often take for granted.
The funds raised will cover expenses and transport of medical equipment. Contributions in excess of these will support the development of a much-needed local hospital in Carpenter. The journey is organised by the Canadian charity 'GRID &NEA' Ghana 2017'. We are a group of 15 medical and surgical professionals from the UK joining that team.
Many thanks for your support!
- 4 months ago
Elke von Haeften4 months ago
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donted so far! Many thanks, Elke
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Nov 7, 2017
Good luck with your trip. All the best Jilly
Nov 3, 2017
And the donations keep coming!
Oct 25, 2017
Well done for taking your expertise out to Africa. I hope you enjoy the experience.
Oct 23, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
Hi ElkeDonations from members of Holy Cross, Daventry congregation.Kind regardsRevd Dawn Stokes
Oct 8, 2017
hello elke well done thank you and see you soon from juan
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