Ghana 2023

Mission Goals

The mission to Ghana is Team Surgical Relief’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic.

With your support, they will treat as many patients as possible for the duration of the trip.


Team members

John O'Shea
Stacy Reed
OR Nurse
Sarah Ducharme
General Surgeon
John Pickens
Head and Neck Surgeon
Rachel Irizarry
Head and Neck Surgeon
Kathleen Jasper
Mariana Nunes
Daniel D'Almeida
Registered Nurse

Mission details

In its first medical mission in three years, Team Surgical Relief will bring their medical expertise to Ghana this June.

The trip comes at a critical time for the developing West African nation, where the coronavirus crisis exposed huge gaps in the healthcare system. Particularly in the country’s rural areas, dire shortages of medical personnel and a lack of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies have long forced patients to rely on traditional African medicine or travel great distances to access modern healthcare. 

Our team stands ready to address these urgent needs. During its mission, Team Surgical Relief will deliver expert care to those who need it most, all while training local healthcare workers to ensure their impact will extend beyond when Operation International leaves the country. 

These missions–and the life-changing care they bring to those in need–are made possible with your generosity. Please consider supporting Team Surgical Relief’s upcoming trip to Ghana.