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Primus inter pares

I.M. Sechenov First MSMU volunteers act in Africa.

DA_w08.jpgI.M. Sechenov First MSMU volunteers once again actively participated in annual humanitarian medical outreach organised by DoctorsAct in 2013 with the aim of providing free medical screening and medication to many deprived communities in rural areas of Africa. This summer more than 50 volunteers were divided into 5 different teams to work in 5 different countries including:
Ghana - (24.07.2013 – 01.08.2013)
South Sudan - (2.08.2013 – 16.08.2013)
Nigeria - (12.08.2013 -18.08.2013)
Zambia/Zimbabwe - (04.08.2013 – 10.08.2013)

The Ghana team once again visited Ofoase and its surrounding communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana from 24th July-1st August, 2013. The services provided were medical screening, free medical consultation, public health education, counseling and evangelism, free supply of drugs and other free complementary supplies (such as toiletries, sweets for children etc).

In Cooperation With: Member of Parliament of the area (Hon. David Oppon Kusi); Plight of the Child International(POCI)-NGO; St. John’s Clinic; Volunteers .
The DAw01.jpgBeneficiaries:
The beneficiaries included the townsfolk of Ofoase, Nyamebekyere, Praso, Brenase, Bontoduase, Kotokuom and Adwafo.The target set for this was 5000 people, but we were able to meet only 3000 people. We did basic medical screening like checking of weight, height, temperature, blood-sugar level and blood pressure. Doctors treated cases like arthritis, malaria, infections of different etiologies, convulsion, hypertension, diabetes and the like. At the end of every day’s work gifts were distributed out.

The Volunteers: The numbers of volunteers estimated to have made this programme a success were about thirty four. With about twenty-two Ghanaian students based in Russia, two Russians, six Ghanaian students and four officials from POCI. In all it was a fulfilling experience for each volunteer despite the challenges.

1. Dr. Josephine Akwele Quarcoo - 1st Moscow State Medical University
2. Dr. Charles Ofosuhene Debrah - 1st Moscow State Medical University
3. Dr. Daniel Osafo Darko - 1st Moscow State Medical University
4. Dr. Richard Dei-Asamoah - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
5. Dr. Kuma Dennison Agala - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
6. Dr. Afeke Korsi Hormeku - University of Cape Coast medical School
7. Dr. Delali Blood-Dzraku - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
8. Mike Amirikah Tuffour - 1st Moscow State Medical University
9. Josephine Frempomaa Amankwah
10. Marian Theresa Ampadu - Nuguchi Research Institute Ghana
11. Obed Afriyie Boakye - Peoples' Friendship University
12. Quincy Ofori - Novgorod State Medical University
13. George Quaynor - Peoples' Friendship University
14. Elizabeth Ermakova - Moscow
15. Gideon Owusu - Novgorod State Medical University
16. Kwasi Owusu Afriyie - Kazan State University
17. Geraldine Ankrah - Novgorod State Medical University
18. Stepan Churakov - Saint petersburg
19. Natalie Abena Adu - Medeleev University Moscow
20. Daniel Kwakye Nomah - Novgorod State Medical University
21. Samuel Kwesi Arthur - Novgorod State Medical University
22. Esther Boatemah Owusu - University of Ghana
23. Richard Kwesi Gyasi - Ghana
24. Mercy Adjeley Mohenu - Tema General Hospital
25. Benjamin Ofosu Agyemang
26. Bill Graham Osei Akomee
27. Parker Chen - Japan
28. Ernest Kofi Asamoah - Ghana
29. Inga Bethmann - Germany
30. Joseph Ayinka - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
31. Foster Dankwah - Ghana
32. Reginald Maddy - Tver State medical university
33. Paa Kwesi Borsah Kum - Tver State medical university
34. Bernard Opoku - Ghana