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.”
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!
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.
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)
Every year the chaplains at BMC compile a report about their work at the hospital. It is always a great source of joy and encouragement to see the spiritual impact BMC has on its patients and their caretakers. Here are the significant numbers from the 2016 report:
• 756 accepted Christ
• 910 rededicated their lives to Christ
• 83 terminally ill patients were counseled
• 305 people were followed up with
BMC is extremely blessed to have three chaplains who are passionate about evangelism and counseling. Rev. Rebecca, Rev. Adams and Victoria have a massive workload load considering that they are just three chaplains and the hospital receives tens of thousands of patients every year.
Join us in praising God for calling our dedicated chaplains to work at BMC and for using them to encourage and speak life-changing Truth to the patients. To God be the glory!
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).
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.
A minor update has been made to the BMC Guesthouse rates in regards to pickup/dropoff from Tamale. The roundtrip cost of 50GHS per person has been increased to 150GHS (40USD) in order to keep up with the cost of vehicle fuel and maintenance involved with the 300km+ drive.
The update has been reflected in the BMC Guesthouse Rates PDF.
Congratulations to BMC’s own Dr. Emmanuel Akatibo on his marriage to Margaret Apini on Saturday, February 6th!
The beautiful ceremony was held at St. Kizito Catholic Church in Zaare-Bolgatanga. A large delegation of BMC staff attended the wedding as well as some of Margaret’s colleagues from Nalerigu Senior High.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the National Health Service Conference Center in Bolga. There guests congratulated the newlyweds in person as they enjoyed refreshments and music.
We pray that God blesses this matrimony and we look forward to welcoming the newly weds back to BMC soon!