PHOTOS: BMC 60th Anniversary Launching

On May 29, 2018 BMC held its 60th Anniversary celebrations launch event. After a program officially starting the next six months of programs, the BMC staff paraded through Nalerigu and Gambaga in celebration of the milestone. The celebrations with conclude with a grande finale on November 8th of this year.

BMC’s 60th Anniversary Theme, Program and Logo Revealed

2018 marks 60th years for the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana. BMC and the Ghana Baptist Convention have revealed the logo and theme for this year’s celebration events.

60 Years of Promoting Good Health Among Rural Folks, the Christian Way

Simplified BMC Guesthouse Rates

Our BMC guesthouse rates have been simplified to a single $20/person all inclusive daily rate and $25/day for an air conditioned room. Transportation and laundry rates have not changed.

All Inclusive – Lodging/Meals/Internet/TV per day

Per person rate * $20 (see amount in GHS) / $25 for Air conditioned room

Per Person rate is irrespective of whether rooms are shared or not. Rooms are given on a first- come first-served basis.

Transportation

75 GHS/ person one way, 150 GHS/ person RT

Laundry

5 GHS per load for washing
5 GHS per load for drying

 

 

U.S. Ambassador Visits BMC & NaYiri

This past weekend, we were honored to have the United States Ambassador Robert Jackson visit BMC and the paramount chief here in Nalerigu.

BMC doctors and hospital matron Mr. Yiddi gave the ambassador and his entourage a tour of the hospital facilities. Following, the Ambassador had a private meal with Americans who live in East Mamprusi District. The meal was hosted by Francis Ackom of the George Faile Foundation.

Finally, an official visit to the NaYiri was made where the American diplomats received a warm welcome from the Overlord, his elders, warriors and subchiefs. A dance troupe performed traditional Damba and Takai dances accompanied by lunsi drummers and gongyi fiddlers. After exchanging greetings and gifts, the NaYiri had his elders bestowed the honorary title of Sumniraana on his excellency which means “Chief of Good Relations.”

Greetings from Drs. Fort & Hewitt!

BMC’s Dr. Heidi Haun and her family were recently at a missions conference and met up with some BMC alumni.

Dr. Earl Hewitt (known locally as Waafu Gɔlum Gɔlum), who served as a physician and medical superintendent at BMC for over 20 years, was there with his wife Mona. He is currently serving as the Senior Medical Consultant for the SBC IMB.

Also attending the meetings were Dr. David Fort and his wife Laurel. Dr. Fort worked as a surgeon at BMC from the 1980s and well into the 90s. They are now living in the US where he works as the SBC IMB’s Lead Member Care Consultant.

What a blessing to see these friends of BMC in such good health and joy!

Accra Baptist Guesthouse Rate Change

The Ghana Baptist Convention’s guesthouse in Accra is used by many of our volunteers when arrive in-country or before they leave. The guesthouse recently updated their rates and dining arrangments which you can find in the following PDF:  Accra Baptist Guesthouse 2018 rates.

More details on dining from the Guesthouse Management:

A new menu has been  introduced where guests will be able to request their choice of menu items from the extensive  list provided.  Each item is priced on the new menu.

Breakfast will as usual be served from 7.30 am but will continue till 9am. You may submit your request for breakfast the night before or in the morning to the front desk staff who will then pass it on to the kitchen.

From 9am onwards you may choose from the Snack or Main meal items on the menu.

Please allow up to 45 minutes for your meal to be served in the dining room. You will be required to sign the request sheet when you are served.

The last request shall be received by  5.15pm  and served before  the kitchen  closes  at 7pm. You may estimate the cost between the following ranges-

Breakfast & Snack Ghc15 – Ghc30.  Lunch or Dinner Ghc30 – Ghc40 per person.

 

We hope that this new arrangement will serve you better by giving you more options always.

New Medical Protocol Posted

Click below to download a PDF of our latest version of this important document.

Head over to the Volunteers page for more details.

BMC Guesthouse Rates Updated

We’ve just posted updated guesthouse rates on our “Accommodations” page. Due to inflation over the past year we have had to adjust our rates to be in US dollars.

Head over the “Accommodations” page for more details about costs.

You can also download our latest rates as a PDF:
BMC Guesthouse Rates (April 2017)

MDCG Physician License Renewal Fees Increase

The Medical Dental Council Ghana has increased retention (renewal) fees for licensed physicians from 200GHS to 400GHS (currently around 100USD). This affects all volunteer physicians who have previously been licensed and wish to return to serve at BMC.

You can see the new fees posted on their website in the Fees and Charges Amendment document (PDF).

Learn about Nalerigu’s Courtyard Poundings

Dr. Haun’s husband William has produced a short documentary about the courtyard pounding events the women of Nalerigu do together. It’s a great look at the traditions of Mamprugu and the spirit of unity in the community.