As you might know I had an internship in the Accident and Emergency department of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
During my one month stay I have seen so much I cannot describe it in this short text, but to sum it up, Very skilled doctors are doing their best, but unfortunately the equipment they are using isn't even close to up to date medicine. Therefore I would like to raise funds for a bedside ultrasound machine.
I have seen many cases, but there was one common feature - doctors were forced to treat blindly by lack of imaging methods and diagnostic equipment.
I am not putting in this effort alone. My colleague medical students from Ghana are helping me every single step of the way.
We would like to ask you for funds that would help us to help people who need it.
“It was my third day in the hospital. It was surprisingly quiet and calm until it changed within a blink of an eye. A woman rushed into the room with a tiny baby in her arms. He wasn't moving. As we found out just a second later he also wasn't breathing and his heart had stopped. Even though I am just a student within a seconds I became a part of resuscitation team. No monitor to show us if he is getting a heartbeat back, just a stethoscope and my ears.
"What if I am wrong?"
We weren't able to save him. That tiny little 2 month old baby without a sign of movement changed the way I look at world. The worst part of it all was, that if he was born back in Europe, none of this would ever happened.
This memory will keep pushing me to do all I can to change at least this part of the world for better. Therefore I need your help.”
This is just one of the stories that I witnessed.“It was my third day in the hospital. It was surprisingly quiet and calm until it changed within a blink of an eye. A woman rushed into the room with a tiny baby in her arms. He wasn't moving. As we fo…