Urologic Oncology Surgical Workshop in Kumasi, Ghana;
January 21-28, 2023

IVUmed in partnership with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital will be conducting a Urologic Oncology Surgical Workshop in Kumasi, Ghana January 2023, and we need your support!

Urologic Oncology training workshops are one of the most requested at IVUmed, specifically, workshops focusing on prostate cancer.  Prostate Cancer is the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths among sub-Saharan African men.  In Ghana there are no uniform screening programs or awareness campaigns related to this disease.  This leads to delayed diagnosis and late stage presentation with very poor outcomes for these men.

Team members for this workshop include team leader, Dr. Michale Poch,  Medical Director for the GU Oncology Clinic at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida; Dr. Sunil Patel, Assistant Professor of Urology and Associate Residency and Fellowship Program Director at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Dr. Kyle Rose, Urologic Oncology Fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center, and Dr. Hasan Dani, Urology Resident at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

They will be working closely with long time IVUmed international partner Dr. Kwaku Addai Arhin Appiah, Head of Urology Unit, Department of Surgery and Vice President, Ghana Association of Urological Surgeons (GAUS) at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).  The team will be conducting lectures and training seminars to medical trainees and healthcare providers, as well as providing lifesaving surgeries and care to those in need.

The lack of specialists trained to treat urologic cancers, has led IVUmed to begin a new initiative to provide specialized multidisciplinary training and education in all areas of urologic oncology.  With experts like Dr. Poch and Dr Patel and partners Dr. Addai, our hope is to build urologic oncology healthcare capacity so that quality cancer care is available to everyone in their own communities.

Since our first IVUmed workshop to Ghana in 2003, we have participated in over 13 surgical workshops, provided over $ 2.7 million in medical services, trained over 213 healthcare providers and treated over 611 patients.

Your support will help us continue with our mission of increasing access to quality urologic care worldwide.

International Volunteers in Urology (IVUmed) is a nonprofit with a 26-year history of closing the global urologic health equity gap by providing urologic medical care, education, training, and research mentorship to low resource areas globally.  We provide medical and surgical education to physicians and healthcare providers and medical treatment to thousands of children and adults.  Our mission is to make quality urological care available worldwide.

Teach One, Reach Many.