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Interprofessional International 50 CME trip to Ghana July 2020
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/26/2020 to 7/18/2020
When: Friday, June 26, 2020
Contact: Marie Meckel
413-250-8101

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Itinerary

 

Participants can choose to go to Ghana for either 2 or 3 weeks. We will spend two weeks in Wa West, in northern Ghana where participants will meet key stake holders in health care systems, village chiefs, and Ghanaian PA’s. Participants will learn about TB, Malaria, snake bite, and other tropical diseases from Ghanaian PA’s in both a lecture format and a clinical format. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage and work on public health projects with Ghanaian health care workers.

Participants are free to come for two to three weeks between June 26th to July 18th.  Here is the proposed itinerary:

 

Date

Activity

Location

June 26th- 27th

Arrive in Ghana

June 28th

Travel from Accra to Wa west (a 2 hour flight)

June 29th -June 30th

Meet village chiefs, community health workers, community outreach workers and other key stake holders in public health.

 

Participants have the option of choosing a public health project that they can participate in with Ghanaian community outreach workers and American public health students

Wa West

July 1-3rd

Participate in educational activities in tropical medicine, and public health activities- see agenda below

 

July 4-6th

Elephant park-

2 hour drive from Wa West

Mole

July 6- 9th

Participate in educational activities in tropical medicine, and public health activities

Wa West

July 10th

Closing ceremony with Wa community health workers

 

July 10th

Fly back to Accra – 1 hour

 

July 11-12th

Sight-seeing in July

 

July 13-14

Meet new student University of Massachusetts public health team and share Wa public health projects

 

July 15-18

Explore Accra on own or fly back to USA

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

Cost

Activity

Explanation

$900.00-$1,500.00

International Flight – USA to Accra (capital of Ghana)

Flight will vary on airline carrier and length of trip. Ethiopian air, Maroc air and Egypt air all have the best price but you will arrive and depart at odd times. You do however have the option of a day stay over in Ethiopia, Egypt or Morocco

 

More expensive flights are more direct but may have a layover in Europe

$150.00 -$200.00

Domestic Flight

Round trip cost from Accra to Wa

We will fly from Accra to Wa

$200.00-300.00

Lodging in Accra

$50.00- $100.00 per night

$100 for first night and then when we all connect it will be $50.00 per night for the 3rd week

The first night lodging will be more expensive, once we meet up as a group and get a driver we will have a lodging that is less expensive

$280.00 - $560.00

(depending on if you stay 1 or 2 weeks)

Lodging in Wa at Pelican Hotel

$40.00 per night

Dependent on if you are staying 1-2 weeks. You can keep costs low by sharing a room. Also, we will ask for a group rate

$140.00 - $210.00 (depending on if you stay 2 or 3 weeks)

Food $10.00 a day

You will always get breakfast included in the room fee, but you will have to pay for dinner (we have group dinners for the most part) lunch – you will bring snacks or buy snacks when there, so you do not get to hungry during the day. We will be out and about during the day

$100.00

Visa for Ghana

$150.00-$300.00

Immunizations

  • Malaria prophylaxis medications
  • Diarrheal medications

The cost is dependent on what immunizations you will need. You must get yellow fever to enter the country

$100.00-200.00

Gifts

We will have time in Accra to go to the many artisan markets you obviously do not have to buy anything but give yourself a budget for the market and for the tailor in Wa West where you can have cloths made

$500.00

Cost of CME trip

This cost goes directly to the Ghanaian PA’s who will be teaching us and covers the cost paid to get CME approved by AAPA.

$200.00

Domestic transport

This is the fee we give to the driver who is also our cultural ambassador

Total: $2,720- $4,070





Curriculum
Learning Objectives for CME course in Ghana:
INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL DISEASE PUBLIC HEALTH CME 2 WEEK PROGRAM July 2020


TOPIC

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EDUCATOR

CME and Date

Snake bites

Understand and learn

  • The prevalence of snake bites in Ghana
  • Snake bites as a health care concern in Ghana
  • The context in which snake bites are most likely to occur (location, time of year and time of day)
  • How to identify snake bite
  • How to treat snake bite
  • Which type of snake causes snake bites
  •  How Ghanaians can prevent snake bites

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

TB

Understand and learn

  • The prevalence of TB in Ghana
  • The risk factors for TB
  • The factors associated with TB
  • How to recognize TB
  • How to treat TB
  • The barriers to treatment for TB
  • Prevalence of TB worldwide
  •  How to prevent TB

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

Malaria

Understand and Learn

  • The prevalence of Malaria in Ghana
  • The risk factors for Malaria
  • The factors associated with Malaria
  • How to recognize Malaria
  • How to treat Malaria
  • The barriers to treatment for Malaria
  • Prevalence of Malaria worldwide
  •  How to prevent malaria

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

7 category 1 CME’s

2.5 CME’s – didactic learning

4.5 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

URI in children under 5 in Ghana

Understand and Learn

  • The prevalence of URI in this population
  • Morbidity and mortality of this condition
  • Treatment of this condition
  • Barriers to treatment and management of this condition

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

Diarrhea in children under 5 in Ghana

Understand and Learn

  • The prevalence of this condition in this population
  • Morbidity and mortality of this condition
  • Treatment of this condition
  • Barriers to treatment and management of this condition

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

Common parasitic infections in Ghana

Understand and Learn

  • Common parasitic infections found in Ghana
  • Prevalence of this condition in Ghana
  • Morbidity and mortality of this condition
  • Treatment of this condition
  • Barriers to treatment and management of this condition

Ghanaian PA – see other form for details

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

Chronic disease

Understand and learn

  • How chronic disease is impacting low and middle income countries worldwide
  • How chronic disease impacts Ghana
  • How chronic disease is being addressed in low and middle income countries
  • The impact of chronic disease to the people in low and middle income countries
  • Strategies that are being taken to address chronic disease in low and middle income countries

Marie Meckel

6 category 1 CME’s

2 CME’s – didactic learning

4 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

Women’s health during pregnancy

Understand and learn

  • Health concerns and threats to pregnant women
  • How to identify these threats and concerns
  • How manage and treat these threats and concerns

Ghanaian PA and Ghanaian midwives

8 category 1 CME’s

3 CME’s – didactic learning

5 CME’s – 4 hours of clinical observation

CME will occur during June 29th – July 10th

Lecture will occur in evening 5-7 pm and clinic observation will occur 8-5 Monday – Friday

 

Total

 

50 category 1 CME’s

 

Accreditation

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 50.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.