2017 First Outreach at Upper West Regional Hospital
Ghana Cleft Foundation’s first free cleft surgical outreach for 2017 was held from the 21st-23rd May, 2017 at the Upper West Regional Hospital, Wa. This outreach was part of the collaboration between the Foundation, KATH, KNUST, and the Upper West Regional Hospital (UWRH). The Foundation provided the financial resources and human capital while, the Upper
West Regional Hospital supported with publicity and mobilization of patients. The Hospital also provided other facilities (theatre, wards, consumables etc) for the outreach.
A team of seven (7) embarked on the outreach. In all six (6) patients were screened and operated, made up of four males and two (2) females
On the 22nd May 2017, Dr. Obiri Yeboah granted an interview to an affiliate station of the Multimedia group in Wa. The team also gave talks to selected staff of the hospital on cleft lip and palate and activities of Ghana Cleft Foundation.
The outreach was very successful, as the parents expressed their heartfelt appreciation and thank the team for the kind gesture.