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.
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 (13USD) per person has been increased to 150GHS (39USD) in order to keep up with the fuel & maintenance costs involved with the 300km+ drive.
Congratulations to BMC’s own Dr. Emmanuel Akatibo on his marriage to Margaret Apini on Saturday, February 6th!
Congratulations to our own Dr. Heidi Haun on her newborn daughter Karen Jane (“KJ”). BMC’s wonderful midwives delivered the child on June 18th at 1:13pm. The beautiful little girl weighed 2.5kg and was 48cm long.
2015 started off wonderfully with the annual Damba Festival’s lunar schedule having it conveniently celebrated on January 1-3.
It has been a tradition of late for BMC’s expat staff and volunteers to go Christmas caroling in the wards on Christmas Eve. In addition to singing songs, the carolers pass out oranges to patients and their families.
BMC’s American workers celebrated their country’s Thanksgiving holiday together last night by inviting friends to join them for a traditional dinner.