183 Sight-Restoring Surgeries Performed in Cape Coast, Ghana

​One of HCP’s newest partners in Ghana, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), forever changed the lives of nearly 200 people.

At the end of July, CCTH held a three day bus-in event where they provided 183 surgeries. The interdisciplinary team, led by Drs. Benedicta Appiah-Thomspon, Sylvia Brookman, and Sarpong Abrebrese, provided quality eye care, building on their experience over the past six months as well as their recent participation in specialized training - Expanding Access to High Quality Eye Care in West Africa: Clinical Skills and Outreach Management Training (for more information about this training, click here).

Already this year, CCTH has hosted two cataract campaigns and participated in another resulting in 940 surgeries. Applying new knowledge and enhanced skills gleaned from training events, CCTH is looking forward to celebrating World Sight Day in October by hosting their next high volume cataract surgery campaign, where they anticipate providing 500 surgeries. With HCP’s overall goal of supporting 10,000 surgeries at outreach events throughout Ghana this year, CCTH is well positioned to make a significant contribution to the alleviation of the curable blindness backlog in the country.