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June 6, 2012

KATH Residency Director lectures at Ophthalmology Society of Ghana meeting

Dr. Seth Lartey and a patient.

On May 9, HCP Partner Dr. Seth Lartey delivered a presentation, “The Role of an NGO in a Teaching Hospital” [PDF, 4.3Mb] at the Ophthalmology Society of Ghana meeting in Accra. The meeting, titled “Consensus Meeting on Scaling up Cataract Surgical Rate,” brought together practitioners from throughout the country and a commitment was made to focus on training cataract teams in high-volume delivery. Dr. Lartey is the Residency Director at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Ghana and serves as Vice President of the Ophthalmology Society of Ghana (OSG).

HCP and KATH will work with other OSG members to launch their efforts and are planning on a high-volume intervention later this summer. OSG was formed in 1992 to promote good eye health in Ghana by organizing continuous medical education for members and collaborating with each other and members of other ophthalmological societies to improve patient care. At the time of its establishment, Ghana had only four practicing ophthalmologists — there are now 49. Follow this link to read more about the OSG.