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July 2, 2012

HCP represented at NGO forum and Ethiopia & Ghana site visits

A young patient after surgery at Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

A young patient after surgery at Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Existing and soon-to-be-opened (below) Eye Clinics at KATH.

Existing (above) and soon-to-be- opened (below) Eye Clinics at KATH.

Bill Shields, HCP’s Chief of Procurement, attended an NGO forum in Ethiopia of organizations working in eye care. Bill visited HCP partner Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekelle to discuss the status and future needs of equipment for the new eye unit.

Bill then visited the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, to work with partners there to plan for ophthalmic equipment acquisition for the new USAID supported surgical eye center that is set to open in August.

“The new facility at KATH is one of the best training centers I have seen in the developing world. This state-of-the-art facility is a huge improvement from the existing clinic and has the capacity to treat thousands of patients each year. Very impressive!”

—Bill Shields, HCP

Read more about HCP’s partnerships with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, and Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

 

 

 

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