At the end of this session, students will be able to describe five determinants of diarrhea in Africa, recall five major causes of acute diarrhea in Ghana, describe the pathophysiology of dehydration in acute diarrhea, and know how oral rehydration therapy is used in the management of acute diarrheal diseases.
CHOP Global Medicine is pleased to partner with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons to improve every aspect of medicine, including the training of specialist and subspecialist physicians who are equipped to address current and emerging health issues.
Established in 2003, the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons aims to continuously enhance health care delivery through ethical and technology-leveraged training to produce highly skilled specialist doctors who are committed to life-long learning, as well as promote research, health policy development, and advocacy to meet the healthcare needs of Ghana and the West African sub-region. The College has helped stem the brain drain of medical providers sponsored to complete their specialist training abroad by providing excellent specialist training in-country. As of 2022, the College has trained more than 1,200 graduates at the membership level (specialists) and more than 140 senior specialists (subspecialists) from Ghana and other West African countries.
- Kojo Ahor-Essel, MD, FGCP
This seminar focuses on global health and was delivered in partnership with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, on October 28, 2022.
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