Last year, surgeon Forster Amponsah would be operating on a patient when everything in the surgical ward at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in Ghana would come to a halt. The electricity was out. Today, he says, “the electricity is better, much better,” thanks to a generator provided by an anonymous donor.
General surgery is one of the greatest unmet needs in some of the world’s poorest countries. Amponsah is one of only two surgeons at his regional hospital outside the Ghanaian capital.
NPR’s Goats and Soda checked on him in their Following Up series after reporting his story last year.
Great series, Goats and Soda!
Source: NPR’s Goats and Soda