Miami Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia to travel to the Eastern Region of Koforidua, on March 17th, 2017 to carry out a medical mission at the St. Joseph Hospital
When asked, “Why the choice of Ghana and particularly Koforidua?”, Dr. Badia stated:
“I am thrilled of the opportunity to join Dr. Cuéndon and his team during this medical mission to Ghana. My goal is help train locals to care for their own people as well as be an international resource, and tie to USA, for colleagues regarding complex orthopedic issues, particularly of hand and upper limb.”
As reported on Daily Guide, on March 15, 2017, Dr. Badia, along with a Swiss surgical team led by Dr. Philippe Cuénod, from Geneva, will carry out specialized surgical operations in Koforidua, Ghana which require their expertise.
The programme is funded under the Gruppo Internazionale di Chirurghi Amici della Mano founded by Marco Lanzetta
The purpose of the team’s visit to Ghana is to enhance the quality of orthopedic care for Ghanaian patients. According to Marco Lanzetta, although Ghana’s population exceeds 28 million people, fewer than 40 orthopedic surgeons provide care for the entire country, which is rapidly developing economically.