Heidi and I have written and shared images before about northern Ghanaians love of firing guns at funerals and the horrible injuries that ensue. In recent years, homemade mortars have become a new favorite at these events because of the extra loud bang they produce. The foot-long iron pipes are jam-packed with black powder and […]
William practices with his new Fujifilm camera by shooting around the market.
Through generous donations via the IMB, I was able to buy 30 new hospital beds for BMC. It took several months to coordinate the purchase, the shipping & delivery and assembly of the beds. In fact, I did all the assembly myself during my free time on weekends. The hospital has been building new wards […]
“The swallow says it’s when the mouth is red that the compound is built.” – Mamprusi Proverb
Using ultrasound Heidi finds that a ruptured appendix is much more serious and an urgent operation is needed.
Working here in Northern Ghana, I have seen conditions and tumors that I have never seen elsewhere. Sometimes, I have to refer patients to the larger teaching institutions for further investigations. Other times, I just have to approach a problem in a stepwise fashion until a conclusion is found. This case is a good example […]
A kid has a major bowel obstruction caused by dozens of seeds from the swamp ebony tree fruit or diospyros mespiliformis.
A look at the African Fan Palm (borassus aethiopum) found across Sub-Saharan Africa and its uses in northern Ghana.