Supporting the Baptist Medical Centre in Ghana

Not only does the team at Next Medical Staffing have the privilege of working with so many ambitious, career-oriented physicians, but many of them are also concerned with using their talents to give back. Which leads us into our discussion about Dr. George Faile III and his foundation to continue the philanthropic works of his father, Dr. George Faile II.

Dr. Faile is a proud member of The George Faile Foundation. The George Faile Foundation strives to improve public health in Northern Ghana and to provide much-needed support to the Baptist Medical Centre. There are many in Ghana dependent on the treatment that is administered by the Baptist Medical Centre.

International Mission Board (IMB) physician, Dr. George Faile II, founded the Baptist Medical Centre (BMC) in 1958 in Northern Ghana. When the hospital was initially established, it was solely dedicated to outpatient procedures. However, by the mid-1960’s inpatient treatment was available with the addition of a surgical unit as well as the introduction of a local tuberculous program. Efforts were taken a step further in the 1980’s with the BMC’s establishment of a public health plan. By further engaging in public health, the BMC was able to provide crucial health services to the region such as providing vaccinations and reaching villages without medical care.

The Baptist Medical Centre was severely tested in the late-1990’s when the area was overtaken by an outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis. This epidemic brought hundreds of additional patients to the hospital. With the dedication of the staff and substantial support, the BMC conquered the crisis. Afterward, the Ghanian President, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, awarded the hospital with Ghana’s Medal of Honor.

In order to continue the benevolent works of the Baptist Medical Centre, support is needed. If you want to get involved, you can certainly make monetary or provide supply donations. In addition to this, the BMC is constantly looking for physicians, medical students, residents, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, and other healthcare providers to join its efforts. However, you do not have to be a doctor or have a medical background to volunteer because all forms of support are always welcome.

To learn more about the Faile Foundation and the Baptist Medical Centre, please visit www.failefoundation.org.

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