Delivering Critical Nursing Physician and Child Life Training

Challenge

While providing health care for underserved families in the local community, Asokwa Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Kumasi, Ghana, is striving to develop specialized pediatric services and deliver high quality, child-friendly, evidence-based care. 

Where We Started

To support ACH’s vision, Boston Children’s Hospital collaborated with on-the-ground local leaders to identify their prioritized educational needs and to develop a customized hands-on program in response.

Our Impact

A multidisciplinary team from Boston Children’s has provided a wide range of training, from point-of-care ultrasound and multidisciplinary resuscitation instruction to in-depth specialized pediatric nursing curriculum. Child life training focused on methods to help ill or injured children cope with hospitalization, illness and disability is also offered practical education to nurses and physicians at ACH to incorporate this into their patients. Tapping in to Boston Children’s expertise, the team is also developing evidence-based locally relevant treatment guidelines and clinical care protocols to improve pediatric services to the Kumasi region in central Ghana. 

You Can Make a Difference

With your support, we can train more nurses and doctors and expand access to quality pediatric care worldwide.