Category Archives: Ghana

ISMS Operation Kids Update

Image: Gigi Stoll Photography

Dear Friends of ISMS Operation Kids,

At this time of year we always look forward to having the opportunity to update you on our work when we gather for our annual fundraiser at the horse farm, but this year we have decided to postpone our event until Spring, 2018. So thanks for taking the time to read this update on our work and what led to our decision to postpone our annual gathering:

ISMS Team Michigan in Ghana: Day 6

Friday – Our last morning of surgeries followed by packing up, thanking staff of The Holy Family Hospital and a grand send off celebration back at the hotel in the evening. 
What an amazing week here in Techiman!

ISMS Team Michigan in Ghana: Day 5

Thursday.  Another long day in the Operating “Theatre”.  Staff is tired but spirits are high!
Making a difference in the lives of these patients is our fuel and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

ISMS Team Michigan: Day 4 in Ghana

Wednesday – Super busy at Holy Family Hospital today.
Start at 07:30, end at 23:30.  16 surgeries.
Very tired yet still happy to be here!

ISMS Team Michigan: Day 3 in Ghana

Happy Monday from Ghana!  Busy 1st perioperative day for the team!  A quick 6:30am breakfast then off to Holy Family Hospital to begin an intense and exhilarating week of surgeries. Today we successfully completed 10 surgeries in 3 OR “Theatres”. Amazing effort by this amazing team on our 1st day!  Back to the hotel at 10:00pm for a quick dinner and sleep before we gladly do it all over again tomorrow!

ISMS Team Michigan: Day 2 in Ghana

Greetings!  A short “work” day for Team Michigan. After a morning of triaging patients, we headed off to Boabeng/Fiona Monkey Sanctuary followed by Kintampo Waterfall. Beautiful day with amazing sights!  Gearing up for a busy day tomorrow!


ISMS Team Michigan in Ghana – Day 1

Greetings from Ghana! A busy morning unpacking, organizing and triaging followed by a quick trip to the market for coffee (a staff necessity!) and other items. We took a stroll before dinner down the street for fresh coconut water then back to the hotel for a delicious meal. The evening was spent on the hotel’s patio with some refreshing Ghanaian beer, good conversation and card games. Tomorrow will be spent organizing more supplies, meeting more team members and triaging more patients.


Team Michigan trip to Ghana

Detroit team members all checked in and on our first leg of our trip to Ghana!
Meeting the rest of the team in JFK and then on to Accra.

ISMS Team Michigan Annual Fundraiser

ISMS Operation Kids – Ghana Mission 2016

ISMS Team NY mission to Techiman, Ghana – 2014

Team NY operating in Ghana

Please watch this beautiful and emotional short documentary, and follow the story of 12-year old Sadik Jafara – a patient whose life has been transformed by the doctors of ISMS Team NY.

ISMS Returns from Ghana

ISMS Team New York completed its mission at the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, Ghana on March 25, 2014.  The hospital is a very busy facility that covers a large region and provides service to more than 250,000 patients every year. 

ISMS Team New York completes mission to Ghana

ISMS Team NY in Ghana

The staff of Holy Family Hospital welcomed ISMS Team New York for its Mission to Techiman, Ghana this March. It is the only large hospital that covers a large region of Ghana and provides care for over 250, 000 patients every year. Yet the hospital has skeleton staff with one official surgeon and one official gynecologist.

ISMS Team New York Winter Fundraiser 2014

3rd Annual ISMS-Team NY

Winter fundraiser  

January 23, 2014
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th St. and 5th Ave.

Tickets $125   

Hosted by Ravi Kothuru, Grace McCarthy

& Mia Dallorso