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Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Dr. Seth Lartey and a patient
Dr. Seth Lartey and a patient.
Eye center opens doors in June 2013
Eye center opens its doors in June 2013.

HCP’s partnership with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, gained significant momentum in 2010 when ground was broken for the construction of the modern surgical training facility that will serve as an eye surgery training center for West Africa in addition to increasing KATH’s capacity to provide high-quality care.

With support from USAID/ASHA, the new training center opened its doors in June 2013.

Learn more about Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Training for eye care professionals in Ghana

Ghanaian ophthalmic nurse
Ghanaian ophthalmic nurse Yaa Serwaa Amaniampong participated in a pediatric ophthalmology training program.

In addition to administering the USAID-supported construction project at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, HCP has contributed to the training of KATH clinicians, administrators and residents through follow-up visits by HCP affiliated ophthalmologists and personalized trainings. 

Learn more about the training of eye professionals through KATH

In conjunction with the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, HCP began working in Ghana in 2006 with a cataract surgery training workshop in Kumasi at the Komfo Anoyke Teaching Hospital (KATH). For over a decade prior, ophthalmologists from the Moran Eye Centre had been traveling to Ghana and working with the ophthalmology department in Kumasi.

In 2006, a surgical team from KATH including Dr. Seth Lartey and two ophthalmic nurses, Charity Mayfair Oppong and Esther Bortey, trained at Tilganga. Following this training, Dr. Lartey and his team began managing and conducting outreach eye clinics in Ghana.

An eye screening in a village in Ghana.
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Eye Center Inauguration

See photos and a recap of the February 25, 2014, inauguration of the Eye Center at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Follow this link.


Eye patients in Ghana

A team of six local ophthalmologists, Dr. Geoff Tabin, and volunteer Dr. Amanda Richards completed 213 surgeries in Kumasi, Ghana, during a four-day high-volume cataract event in August 2012 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. This is the largest intervention performed at KATH since HCP started working with the clinical staff in 2006. Read more.