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Change a Kid’s Life

Orthopedic Treatments in Ghana for underprivileged kids

It all started 23 years ago …Then as of 2002:

  • Regular visits with a team of doctors

  • Different cities; Accra, Kumasi, Mampong / Ashanti and Jamasi

  • Every visit is for 2 to 3 weeks

  • Since 2018 the mission opened an Orthopaedic Dpt. and Physiotherapy Cntr. in Jamasi

  • Self-funded by Rtn. Dr. Andreas and other donors and volunteers

RCJ started supporting fellow RCJ Rotarian Dr. Andreas Appelt in 2019 to enable him help the underprivileged children in Ghana

Why Ghana Children specifically?

  1. Scarcity of Orthopedic medical experience in Ghana

  2. Even if experience is volunteered, treatment is still considered expensive compared to locals’ income, due to the costs of instruments, implants and prescribed medicines,

  3. Orthopedic treatment requires long recovery time and high-level protocol implementation involving local staff,

  4. Responsible government facilities suffer from limited resources

The most Treatments are for

  • Deformities on upper and lower limbs,

  • Club feet,

  • Malunion on Bones,

  • Bone- and Joint Infections

The most needed is

  • Money

  • Equipment and Medical Support

  • Experience

  • Team

 

Cost:

for Clubfoot:

  • Closed Manipulation with Cast: 20 Dollars

  • Open Manipulation with Tendon Release: 30 Dollars

  • Open Manipulation with Osteotomy of Bones and internal Fixation: 100 US Dollars

For Leg Deformities:

  • Open reduction with Osteotomy and internal Fixation: 100 US Dollars

For Osteomyelitis:

  • Open Reduction and Eradication of necrotic bone and external Fixation: 300 US Dollars

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We have donated so far to save 100 children.

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