Dr. Eno Biney is an emergency medicine specialist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. She chose her specialty because there was no form of organized emergency treatment available in the country. Medical emergencies were usually rushed to emergency care centers that didn’t have specially trained health workers or triage systems in place. During her training, Eno saw how this led to delays in medical diagnosis and treatment, and lost lives.
Eno graduated in the first class of emergency medicine specialists from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. The college’s training program is funded through the PEPFAR Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). It’s the first of its kind in West Africa.
“This integrated approach to patient management is saving people’s lives,” Eno says.
IntraHealth’s CapacityPlus project is a MEPI partner, collaborating with medical schools in 12 African countries.
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