Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Preparing for the trip
2010-09-01 Our second conference call in preparation for our trip to Ghana was at 7 AM today. We reviewed travel plans, the training schedule and discussed proper attire for work and possible social events. I can sense the excitement and perhaps a slight nervousness about the unknown amongst the travellers. Simon's packet was comprehensive including information on ISUOG's partners (the Minister of Health, Physicians for Peace, Millenium Cities Initiative and Siemans), the 5 day schedule, important contact information and the names of the 18 Ghanian students: 4 Gynecologists, 3 Medical Officers, 9 Nursemidwives, 1 Nurse Anesthetist and 1 biomedical officer. Only 3 of them have had exposure to ultrasounds in the past. I am very curious about them and anxious to meet them! I am also anxious to re meet the Training Team. While I have worked with Alfred and Sharon before in Haiti, I have only met Ann, Dario and Barbara at the ISUOG meeting in Hamburg. I am hoping this will not only be an exciting two way learning experience for Trainers and Students but an opportunity to meet and make new friends who share my passion in Women's Health!