The Korle-Bu Neuroscience Center

Building a sustainable, world-class neuroscience center for health care, research and training in the heart of Ghana (West Africa)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. ALFRED LUTTERODT

May 11th, 2013 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal is being awarded to KBNF Board of Director Dr. Alfred Lutterodt by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Honorable Vaughn Solomon Schofield and Provincial Secretary Wayne Elhard on behalf of Queen Elizabeth at Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan, March 22nd, 2013.

The Lieutenant Governor Solomon Schofield states: “The Queen has chosen the theme of service for this milestone year and so it is most appropriate that Canada created a Diamond Jubilee Medal which celebrates both Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and the outstanding contributions of deserving citizens.”

Congratulations, Alfred, on receiving this well deserved honour. Your commitment to excellence and to your people, both home and abroad… Continue reading

KBNF, DrUMM VISIT SIERRA LEONE

May 11th, 2013 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

KBNF joins Doctors for United Medical Missions (DrUMM), US affiliate, in Sierra Leone for an exploratory visit. Post civil war, first request is for heart transformation of staff delivering care. KBNF begin Academy Workshops in earnest… Continue reading

EMERGENCY CENTER PLAN APPROVED

May 11th, 2013 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

KBTH Emergency and Clinical Specialties Centre of Excellence plan is approved by Cabinet and $52 Million funding secured for Phase 1A. Ghana Parliament approves in September… Continue reading

NEW TEACHING HOSPITAL PROPOSAL

May 11th, 2013 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

University of Ghana College of Health Sciences (CHS) $150 Million Teaching Hospital at Legon site, preliminary plans provided by KBNF Project Management Committee and the Ministry of Health, is approved by Cabinet and Parliament. Sod Turning Ceremony takes place in November… Continue reading

Dr. LAPOINTE TAKES UP POSITION AT KBTH

May 11th, 2013 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

January 29th marked a very special day in the life of KBNF. Dr. Jocelyne Lapointe, KBNF Secretary and Neuro-Radiologist, relocated to Ghana to support the development of the Radiology Department at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Jocelyne will be on contract with the KBTH for a minimum of one year with an option for a second year, plus additional years if so desired. She will be living on campus, so commuting will be easy.

We are so very pleased for Jocelyne and for KBTH, and anticipate many new advances, as they transition to North American standard radiology programs and practices. Jocelyne will continue her KBNF Secretarial duties and Board of Director meetings will be coordinated via Skype. Join me in celebrating… Continue reading

KBTH RADIOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

Jul 12th, 2011 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

Dr. Jocelyne is to conduct an assessment of the KBTH radiology dept during August visit, submit report, and consider relocating to KBTH as a consultant soley focussed upon moving the dept forward with no other distractions of private practise, etc. Accomodation at KBTH would be provided. Dr. Paul King would also be included in KBTH developments during the August visit and be offered a consultancy position… Continue reading

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Jul 12th, 2011 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

At the recent Ghanaian Surgeon and Physicians Conference, the main discussion was how to enhance Medical Education in Ghana. KBNF has began talks of offering regular health courses at the KBTH yearly and e-courses online using websites like Khan Academy. Dr. Caines, Chair of Research for example would do a video presentation of UTMB medical end of life readings and discussion and post them online to kick start e-course programs… Continue reading

GHANAIAN DOCTOR UNDERTAKES FELLOWSHIP AT VGH

Jul 12th, 2011 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

Dr. Gladys Fodjour, KBTH ophthalmologist, will be visiting the Vancouver Hospital Eye Care Center (ECC) on a sponsored fellowship for a “cornea, uveitis and medical retina” by KBTH this month. This is in line with KBNF-KBTH emphasis on training medical staff to adequately deal with numerous eye-related health problems that persist in Ghana and surrounding regions… Continue reading

KORLE-BU TEACHING HOSPITAL

Mar 3rd, 2011 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

Rev. Prof. Seth Ayettey, KBTH Management Board Chair reports that “progress has been made in terms of including the Neuroscience project in the Phase 1B on the New Emergency and Clinical Specialties Centre project to be undertaken with funds from a loan provided by an Arabic funding consortium. Parliament will have to approve this first and then we shall go through the procurement process to select a Consultant. . . . The work done by Don and Kaien and Lynn [KBNF PMG] has been a major reference document of the Ministry of Health in discussions with business groups interested in the Korle Bu project and other health development projects.” Remaining phases of the Centre are currently in discussion with potential funding agents… Continue reading

CME CONFERENCE IN ACCRA,GHANA AUGUST 1-5

Mar 3rd, 2011 by Bernard.O | 0 Comments

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America [GPSF] are preparing a CME Conference for Accra, Ghana this August 1 – 5. KBNF Chair of Education and Training Dr. Jocelyne Lapointe along with KBNF neurosurgeon [Atlanta, Georgia] Dr. Paul King are planning committee members priortizing in development of the neurosurgery and neurology portion of the conference program. More details to come… Continue reading