The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a partnership with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and faculty of the University of Ghana Medical School to help improve medical care in that African nation while providing training opportunities for anesthesiology residents and fellows.
The partnership is sending anesthesiology subspecialty teams to work at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. It is the only full-service teaching hospital in the southern part of the country and one of the largest teaching hospitals in West Africa. In addition to being the only hospital in the country with surgical cardiac services, including open-heart procedures, more than 10,000 babies are born at Korle Bu each year. The hospital also trains general and subspecialty physicians from all over Ghana and other countries in West Africa.