Ghana Medical Relief Goes to Anomab


A non-profit medical organization, Ghana Medical Relief, completed yet another successful mission to Ghana from July 22 to 25 of this year.

The four-day free medical project carried out at Anomabo, an ancient town in the Central Region of Ghana, covered areas in pediatric urology, medical, dental, gynecology/obstetrics, and basic health education and best practices in hygiene.

Approximately 3,000 people in and around Anomabo benefited from the exercise.

Patients with immediate and urgent medical needs were also treated on site and referred to appropriate medical facilities.

Based on examination and analysis, Dr Samuel Kwapong Owusu, a physician and President of Ghana Medical Relief, advised women to seek regular checkups and screenings for early intervention of potential diseases.

Dr. William Rockson, a South Orange, New Jersey-based dentist and Vice President of Ghana Medical Relief, said he observed a common thread of osteomyelitis among dental patients who, for some unknown reasons, tend to seek treatments from herbalists.

“Osteomyelitis has a tendency to cause jaw rot,” he said.

He said that for one particular patient with acute dental problem, he had to extract infected teeth, clean the insides of his rotten jaws, and suture the gum and the infected area.

He warned against any form of medication without accurate diagnosis.

During the course of the exercise, the Ghana Medical Relief had to adopt and sponsor a 14-year-old boy diag- nosed with lymphoma. The teenager has since started treatment.

Thus far, the eight-year-old organization in collaboration with hospitals and other non-profit entities in the U.S. donated medical equipment, accoutrements, and medications to some medical facilities in Ghana.

The maiden exercise of the Ghana Medical Relief was in the summer of 2018 at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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