Can you believe that's the same room in both of those photos?!
MedPLUS has helped upgrade the female ward at War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo, Upper East, Ghana!
The before shot was taken in December, 2011, before the MedPLUS shipment to Ghana's Upper East Region was distributed to the various beneficiary hospitals and health centres, and the after shot was taken last week, in March 2012. All of the medical equipment and ward furnishings you see in the after shot were sourced by MedWish International and delivered to the Regional Health Directorate of Ghana's Upper East Region by MedPLUS Connect.
The staff of War Memorial Hospital, as well as the leadership of the Regional Health Directorate, are very happy with the MedPLUS Connect supplies. The Region's leadership has been working to upgrade War Memorial Hospital to become the second referral centre in the Region, and the MedPLUS Connect shipment has helped them towards achieving this goal. By filling an empty ward with recovered and donated medical equipment and supplies from the U.S., MedPLUS Connect has provided War Memorial Hospital with high quality supplies that will last for many years, and the best part is that everything was free for the hospital!
Thankfully, the day I took the after shot was a quiet day for the hospital, so you don't see many patients in the photo. However, the Region is currently battling an outbreak of meningitis, and I was told that three days before my visit the ward was unfortunately full with meningitis patients. Without this new ward, the old (and crumbling) ward would have been overcrowded and infectious meningitis patients would have been mixed in with all of the hospital's other patients.
MedPLUS Connect is happy to have helped upgrade this ward , and we look forward to working on other worthwhile projects with the excellent leadership of the Upper East Region.