Tag Archives: Ghana

Reflecting on my journey…

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been back in Canada for over two weeks. Time has gone by quickly and surprisingly the adjustment back to life in Toronto hasn’t been as strange as I thought it would be. I’ve pretty much jumped … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29: Accra

After crossing the border early yesterday morning from Lome into Aflao (a city on the Ghanaian side of the border), we quickly hired a car and sped straight for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. We are lucky that most Ghanaian roads do … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 16: Kpandai

Let me take this chance to tell you a little bit more about Ghanaian culture. Greetings are important in Ghanaian culture. They will find it strange that we don’t regularly greet people that we don’t know walking along the street or the … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 14: Kpandai

So far this week, approximately 40 patients have come through the clinic, and to be honest, we have really been enjoying the pace of our work here. It has given us much more one-on-one time with our patients, to properly educate … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 9: Kpandai

After a brief stay in Bimbilla and a visit to Bimbilla Hospital, we arrived in Kpandai this morning.  It has been raining a lot here, and whenever it rains, the power tends to shut off, so we could spend a … Continue reading

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Monday, July 4: Gushiegu

We arrived in Gushiegu on Saturday night. This district of approximately 5000 marks the most northern part of our trek in Ghana. The environment here is different than the other places that we have visited so far. There is no … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 30: Tamale

We have just finished our two days at Tamale Teaching Hospital. Though it is the largest hospital in the north, the entire department consists of only 5 physiotherapists (PTs) and 1 physiotherapy assistant (PTA). It is also the only place to provide … Continue reading

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