Disaster Relief is about reacting to a situation where people are suffering, often with medical assistance in the first wave. However, Humanity First believes in proactively transferring medical skills to the developing world in order to prevent medical mishaps and to improve the health of the population in a sustainable manner. Examples include the following projects:
- Gift of Sight - delivering a range of care to prevent blindness incluing education, sanitation, nutrition, prescription glasses and cataract surgery.
- Ghana Lab - establishment of a Laboratory in Daboase (Ghana) to provide local hospitals with additional facilities such as Nutritional supplements, haematology and Chemistry testing to provide diagnostic facilities and care after surgery to local hospitals.
New HF Laboratory facility in Daboase
- Uganda Project -HF is working with Healthcare authorities in Uganda at national, district and rural level to assess and improve healthcare processes and techniques in the area of Emergency Care, Maternal Health, Neonatal Health, Chronic Disease management and Disaster Response.
Handing over supplies to local Healthcare officials in Uganda
- Medical Camps - medical camps are also being run in remote parts of Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Togo, Sao Tome, Niger, Mali and Uganda to provide access to general medicine, basic triage, referral for treatment and even surgical procedures for Hernias.
- Ghana Missions - an annual mission by a team of doctors, nurses and anaesthatists from the USA for a 2 week period to run surgical camps and train local medical teams in Ghana in the latest techniques such as paediatric laparoscopy. The teams have been working in various towns and cities including Accra, Daboase, Asakore and Kokofu.
For more information on how our HF Medical team works, please also visit their website onhttp://www.humanityfirstmedical.org/