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Stories from Ghana Missions

Photos and reports from recently returned medical teams.

Ghana, West Africa / Hearts and Minds of Ghana / Children’s Lifeline

Ghana, West Africa / Hearts and Minds of Ghana / Children’s Lifeline

The Hearts and Minds of Ghana team preformed their 100th open heart surgery on November 14, 2015.  The goal has always been to have a self sustaining Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program in Ghana and they are well on their way.…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline/ Boston Children’s Hospital

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline/ Boston Children’s Hospital

 Annually, Children’s Lifeline funds medical missions to Ghana. Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson of Boston Children’s Hospital has led the cardiac mission since 2007. The host hospital is Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital located in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. The overall mission…

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Jethro’s Story

Jethro’s Story

Just before the team from Boston Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University, left for Ghana in October of this year, Children's Lifeline received a plea from a child’s father: “Please accept my congratulations for the many lives you have…

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A Tale of Two Hearts – Children’s Lifeline / Ghana Mission

A Tale of Two Hearts – Children’s Lifeline / Ghana Mission

Two children having the basis for their relationship - severe heart conditions.  They happen to come to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana.  Both were assessed by the Mission Team from Hearts and Minds - Children’s Hospital Boston and found…

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November – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline /  Children’s Hospital of Boston / Harvard Medical School

November – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital of Boston / Harvard Medical School

The twenty-six member team led by Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson had a challenging time in Ghana; but, despite power and water outages during some of the surgeries, all procedures were successful. Evaluations were performed upon arrival and decisions were made for…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School

Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson of the Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School led a pediatric cardiac mission to Ghana in October of 2010. He and Dr. Ravi Thiagavajan were able to operate on 19 children in just 6 days.…

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October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard University

October – Ghana: Children’s Lifeline / Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard University

In October, native Ghanhian, Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School led a team there and operated on 14 patients. Each mission to Ghana has encountered many challenges, including electrical shortages, lack of…

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