BGU Neonatal Experts Provide Training in Ghana
February 21, 2018
Joy Online – BGU neonatal experts are training healthcare professionals at the Suntreso Hospital and Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti region, located in South Ghana.
The purpose of the training is to boost the staff’s capacity in the area of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), a method in which infants are carried, usually by the mother, with skin-to-skin contact. This technique is primarily used on preterm infants.
Every year, neonatal health experts from BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences visit the two health centers to assess practices and provide training on neonatal procedures.
As part of their visit, Dr. Agneta Golan, Dr. Eilon Shany and Dr. Dan Greenberg assessed the operational successes and challenges of the units and provided advice on their further management.
In 2009, BGU, Soroka University Medical Center and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital teamed up to establish the neonatal units, as envisioned by BGU Prof. Emeritus Miki Karplus. This was a trilateral partnership between Israel, the United States and Ghana.
Through this project, the BGU experts have, over the years, engaged various health professionals at the Suntreso and Kumasi South Hospitals on neonatal care methodologies, low-tech techniques and training programs.