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ParternshipsTemple Global Surgery and Tamale Teaching Hospital

Temple University Hospital Department of Surgery has developed a partnership with Tamale Teaching Hospital in Northern Ghana.Tamale Teaching Hospital is a 400-bed capacity regional referral hospital situated at the Northern part of Ghana affiliated with the University for Development Studies in Northern Ghana to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in medicine, nursing and nutrition. Temple Global Surgery offers support through research planning, collaboration and educational support. Tamale Teaching Hospital, under the direction of Professor Stephen Tabiri, provides a clinical rotation in global surgery for Temple surgical residents.

Temple Global Surgery and The Ghana Hernia Society 

One of our most exciting and fruitful partnerships is with The Ghana Hernia Society. The Ghana Hernia Society was founded in 2013 and is currently led by its President, Professor Michael Ohene-Yeboah. The Ghana Health Service has tasked The Ghana Hernia Society with training medical officers and surgeons in mesh hernia repair throughout Ghana. Temple Global Surgery has offered support and partnership in this mission through funding, collaboration, and research planning. Dr. Jessica Beard and Professor Michael Ohene-Yeboah were awarded a research grant from the American Hernia Society and an innovation grant from the Johnson & Johnson Gen H Challenge to train medical officers in mesh repair and study outcomes and program impact of the Ghana Hernia Society’s activities. For more information about their work, visit this page