Eye Care in Ghana
Obtaining access to eye care in Ghana is a challenge for many reasons.
For these and many other reasons there is a large reservoir of untreated eye disease in Ghana. One would think that if someone would just set up a clinic with free care there would be a line of desperate individuals for treatment. This is usually not the case. Communication is not easy in Ghana however it is improving. Transportation is also slow and unreliable. There are understandable fears of undergoing invasive treatment but a foreign doctor who they do not know.
The keys to a successful intervention are therefore contingent on developing effective relationships with the local leadership and health care community:
In the final analysis, we need to decide if the trip we are planning is really just a work vacation for us. However, valuable and laudable it is to spend a week or so in a developing country this must be weighed against the negative fall out from a trip that disrupts long-term operations and relationships without replacing them with something better and sustainable.
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