Odonkor, Charles

Medicine

Ghana

Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana

There is a staggering need for rehabilitation care in Sub-Saharan Africa.Training at Hopkins presents opportunities for me to work with master clinicians and researchers. However, translating the skills and wealth of experience from a rich to a low resource setting presents unique challenges and perspectives. With the proposed elective, I will learn and evaluate rehabilitation at the Komfo-Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), a 1000-bed facility and the largest of its kind in a low resource poor country, Ghana. Over four weeks, I will work under close supervision of Dr. Abena Adjei, KATH director of neuro-rehabilitation, with mentoring from Dr. Sam Mayer, Hopkins rehabilitation expert, and Dr. Andrew Haig, founder of the International Rehabilitation-Forum (IRF). My training goals include: 1) To enhance resident education through implementation of Rehabilitation-Curriculum-in a-Box. I will develop laminated reference cards to be used by Ghanaian residents in Trauma, Surgical and Medical Teams, for the physiatric assessment of patients; 2) To promote resident involvement in research via use of standardized rehab measures. I will use the Language Independent Functional Evaluation (LIFE) measure, an epidemiologically and cross-culturally validated 3D computer animated tool for assessing patient function. We will track functional performance at admission and at discharge, and perform cross-comparisons with functional outcomes in the United States. From a public health perspective, LIFE could guide design of interventions to mitigate functional consequence of disease. With strong support from Hopkins, this elective would fulfill a life dream of giving-back to my community and lay the foundation for life-long international research collaborations.

People

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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