Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Project HOPE Volunteers Now in Ghana

While volunteers continue work in Haiti, three more Project HOPE volunteers began a health education mission on the other side of the world in Tema, Ghana. Three emergency room specialists are volunteering at Tema General Hospital from March 13 -27. The team is focusing on emergency care and education and is providing coaching, teaching and mentoring to local emergency room care providers. Training will include disaster management, mass casualty operations, health care provider skill set evaluations and emergency room protocols.

The HOPE volunteer team in Ghana is supporting the United States Navy Africa Partnership Station 2010 program.

Meet the Project HOPE volunteers in Ghana

Robert Andrews, M.D., from Alabama Veteran's Health Care System in Montgomery, Alabama, is an emergency room physician with 28 years of experience. He is a first-time volunteer for Project HOPE.

Elise Chamberlain from St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington, is a public health and emergency room nurse. Last summer, she served as a nurse educator for Project HOPE onboard the USNS Comfort.

Marley Gevanthor, a nurse with 28 years of experience from San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California is a five-time HOPE volunteer. She has volunteered for HOPE all over the world including Belize, Guatemala and Panama onboard the USNS Comfort, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia onboard the USNS Mercy and Liberia and Ghana onboard the USS Swift.

Check back for updates on Robert, Elise and Marley as they continue their work in Ghana.

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