Team New York completed its mission at the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, Ghana on March 25, 2014. The hospital is a very busy facility that covers a large region and provides service to more than 250,000 patients every year. It was quite obvious that the hospital is overwhelmed due to lack of resources and the large number of patients. The surgical services are covered by one surgeon, one gynecologist and a couple of anesthesia providers, but due to the lack of resources a limited number of surgical procedures are being done, mostly emergencies.
The staff of Holy Family Hospital welcomed Operation International Team New York for its Mission to Techiman, Ghana this March. It is the only large hospital that covers a large region of Ghana and provides care for over 250, 000 patients every year. Yet the hospital has skeleton staff with one official surgeon and one official gynecologist.