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
- Joycelyn Assimeng Dame, MBChB, FGCP, MPhil
- Anthony Enimil, MD
- Mame Yaa Nyarko, MD
This seminar focuses on global health and was delivered in partnership with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, in June and October, 2022.
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Approach to Acute Malaria in Ghana
Joycelyn Assimeng Dame, MBChB, FGCP, MPhil – At the end of this session, students will be able to identify the features of uncomplicated and severe malaria, identify poor prognostic factors in severe malaria, choose the appropriate tests used to diagnose malaria and interpret it, outline the steps in management of uncomplicated and severe malaria, and outline key steps in prevention of malaria.
Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Meningitis in Ghana
Anthony Enimil, MD – At the end of this session, students will be able to state the implications of the “Sub-Saharan meningitis belt,” with respect to meningitis outbreaks in Ghana, discuss the diagnosis and management of meningitis in the Ghanaian setting, and state some challenges faced in Ghana with respect to confirmation of the diagnosis and management of meningitis.
Approach to Oral Rehydration Therapy in Children with Acute Gastroenteritis in Ghana
Kojo Ahor-Essel, MD, FGCP – 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.
Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children: The Ghanaian Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Mame Yaa Nyarko, MD – At the end of this session, students will be able to describe the importance of nutritional status in determining the survival and development of children, how nutritional requirements vary for every individual based on genetic and metabolic differences, and the role of nutrition to prevent acute and chronic illness and support the development of physical and mental potential.