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5/29/2015 » 5/31/2015
5th EGE Urogynecology Workshop

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Recent interview with Dr. Ganyaglo and Dr. Azanu, two subspecialty trainees in Ghana

About the Project

IUGA is pleased to inform you of the opportunity to participate in the Urogynecology Fellowship Program of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) through the Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance.

This GCPS sub-specialty fellowship is the first formal Urogynecology Female Pelvic Medicine training program in Africa. Founded by Professor Anyatei Lassey the faculty launched the program, based on Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG) guidelines, in 2011 with charter fellow Gabriel Ganyaglo, MD. The program now has three fellows between the two academic sites in Accra (Korle Bu Teaching Hospital) and Kumasi (Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital). IUGA participation in 2013 has catalyzed the fellowship curriculum implementation and clinical skills acquisition set forth in the GCPS fellowship objectives.

The Ghana Project is registering IUGA members (please click here for a copy of the registration form) for participation in the project by

  • Videoconferencing
  • Charitable financial or equipment/supplies/textbook donation
  • On site program development in Ghana of 2 weeks duration, including clinical work with the fellows in Accra, Kumasi, and regional outreach centers. 

On site Clinical Teaching eligibility:

  • IUGA members from industrialized nations with significant FPMRS experience working in developing nations at the trainer level
  • IUGA members from developing nations currently active as full time FPMRS academic faculty

On site participant responsibilities:

  • Two mandatory curriculum lectures
  • Administrative evaluation of program & curriculum implementation
  • Clinical outpatient teaching & inpatient rounds with operating theater cases selected to meet the current needs of the fellows skill set requirements
  • Report to IUGA upon completion of the 2 week trip

Registrations are reviewed by the IUGA Ghana Committee within 2 weeks of submission.

Approved registrants are notified by email along with the credentialing and visa documentation needed to finalize participation.

We look forward to our ongoing 2014-5 collaboration with our visionary colleagues at The Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons!

Best Regards,

Lauri Romanzi
Co-Chair, Ghana Project IUGA

Donate to a great cause! The Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA) is a registered charity in the U.S. dedicated to stimulating urogynecological development around the world. Your donation will support educational programs for urogynecological professionals, help educate the general public and patients about pelvic floor health, fund research for treatment of pelvic floor conditions, and provide scholarships to advance research and practice. The first major project of the FIUGA is to assist with the establishment of a fellowship program and Center of Excellence in Urogynecology in Accra, Ghana which will provide treatment and care to patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it. If you are interested in donating to this cause, please click here. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.

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