August 25, 2019

Virtue Foundation and The Okoa Project Team up to expand motorcycle ambulance network in East Sissala District, Ghana

In late August 2019, Virtue Foundation co-founder and intensive care specialist Dr. Joan LaRovere returned to Ghana with a group of volunteers to lay groundwork for the expansion of the Foundation’s multifaceted work in the country.

Included in this Mission was an assessment to expand the existing system of tricycle ambulances that Virtue Foundation instituted in 2016 in East Sissala District. Partnering on this initiative is The Okoa Project, an organization which aims to build capacity and provide communities with motorbike ambulances, connecting them with healthcare facilities and helping people access healthcare services when they need them most.

In addition to completing the ambulance motorbike assessment, Dr. LaRovere and a respiratory therapist conducted in-depth instruction at Tumu District Hospital to train staff on advanced intensive care practices and the use of non-invasive ventilation systems.

This Mission was crucial in helping prepare for the October volunteer group that traveled to Ghana just a few weeks later!

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