Continuing Medical Education constitutes the core component of the HopeXchange Medical Center’s strategic plan.
Through its collaborative relationships, HopeXchange continues to sponsor innovative medical education in Ghana. As a founding member of the Ghana Breast Cancer Alliance,
HopeXchange has sponsored workshops for healthcare providers and awareness raising public events. For example, the Medical Center hosted 160 physicians for a training course in breast cancer in Kumasi, Ghana. By leveraging this robust network representing local, US, and International expertise, HopeXchange will continue to conduct Continuing Medical Education (CME) to build the capacity of physicians, nurses, and allied health care professionals. Physicians at HopeXchange and the KATH, the local general hospital, will sponsor joint training sessions for community care providers to teach about women’s cancers, and raise awareness of early detection and treatment options at the Women’s Cancer Center.
In addition to raising awareness among rural and primary care providers, HopeXchange will leverage its International Advisory Board to offer training in diagnosis and treatment of women’s cancers. Visiting physicians will work side by side with colleagues on staff at HopeXchange and KATH, which will allow for sharing of ideas and building of trusting relationships among the local and international volunteers.
Along with these Continuing Medical Education (CME) initiatives, HopeXchange will establish telemedicine initiatives linking clinicians and researchers from Ghana to its vibrant network of collaborators from the USA and Europe. Using state of the art web-based technologies, a robust schedule of research seminars, clinical case conferences, and didactic lectures will be available to students, physicians, nurses, researchers, and administrative staff affiliated with HopeXchange and KATH. The purpose of this initiative is to provide an ongoing intellectual link between HopeXchange and its global network of experts. Particularly challenging cases will be reviewed and discussed with members of the International Advisory Board on a regular basis, thereby providing regular input and advice designed to improve the quality of cancer care in Ghana.