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His Excellency John Dramani Mahama Visits Abetifi Hospital Site

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On Thursday 14th April, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama visited the 4th hospital site from the Built To Care Ghana project, situated in Abetifi.  The event was well attended with local leaders and district chiefs in attendance, as well as many of the workforce.

The visit was a chance for the President to see at first hand the progress that has been made on site.

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Winner at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards

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Lead architects for the “Built To Care Ghana” district hospital programme, UK based TP Bennett, won the prestigious first prize for “Outstanding International Architecture Project” against still international competition at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards. The award celebrates the most influential architectural project with a focus on: innovative concept, strong local impact, meeting technical and cultural challenges, as well as creating a sustainable outcome.  Congratulations to all involved!

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The Ceremonial Handover of the Shai Osudoku District Hospital

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On Monday 4th April, the new award winning Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa was ceremonially handed over by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.

The event, hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, was extremely well attended by Ministers, Parliamentarians, Chiefs, Elders, site workers and the townsfolk, as well as many of the Ghanaian and British stakeholders involved in the project.

The event was also attended by the British MP and UK Minister for Africa, The Hon. James Duddridge, as well as British MP Adam Afriyie, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Africa.

The Ceremonial Handover marks a key milestone for Ghana’s healthcare transformation.

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Upgrade to The Ayenyah Community Health Clinic (in partnership with O’Africa)

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The Ayenyah community health clinic located 5 miles from Dodowa District Hospital was donated to the community by the charity OAfrica founded in October 2002 by Lisa Lovatt-Smith.  The facility serves the local rural community to provide basic health provision including vaccination of local school children.

With the help of NMSI and the Dodowa site manager, Francis Yore, the project involved taking down the previous building and erecting a new facility ensuring a long term sustainable solution and a more functional area for the nurses to administer health care whilst upgrading some of the equipment.

From beginning to end, the project took 2 weeks to complete and was led by volunteers James Hsu and William Hsu (sons of NMSI’s Deputy Chairman Fred Hsu), Charlie Stevens and Jeremy Elmhirst.

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ICMT Work Underway at Dodowa

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The Medical Equipment Pre-assessment End User Training has launched in Dodowa.   It took place at the conference hall of the old Dodowa District hospital on the 23rd June 2015.  The training will take four weeks and all the current 157 clinical staff will be trained and assessed.

The launch was honoured with the presence of the GHS HR Director and the District Assembly head, who were full of praise of the programme and expressed their gratitude to Genelec and NMSI for the work well done so far.

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Media Coverage of the Dodowa District Hospital Site

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A group of 30+ representatives from a variety of media stations were given access to the Dodowa District Hospital site, as completion draws ever nearer.  The programme director, as well as the site construction manager (both pictured below), were at hand to answer any questions that the media had.  The successful event produced numerous positive reports, with nearly half of those that made it onto local stations presented in “AKAN”, a popular dialect with the locals.

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NMS staff receive blessing from Jamestown chiefs

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Last week NMS staff met with Jamestown chiefs and Fisherman’s council to work towards finalising collaborative plans for the building of the new Noyaa school building.  After being blessed by the chiefs NMS spoke about our work in Ghana and the work we do with charities in the country.  Architects introduced the build concept and drawings.  The Jamestown community accepted the plan and are now looking at solutions for location of the building and land usage.  Plans continue to come together as NMS looks to have the new building in place for the summer term.