Really do you find a young medical specialist, as it takes years of experience and sheer brilliance to achieve such an accomplishment, but here in this beautiful young lady, is diligence, brilliance and passion. She is a Paediatrician and Child Health advocate with special interest in the emerging burden of non-communicable diseases in LMIC's particularly in the area of child neurology and neuro- developmental disorders. an for mothers who have children with these challenges, they go through a lot, but Dr. Angela Osei-Bonsu is committed to helping them worry more, as she brings her exceptional expertise to bear on every issue se handles.
Dr Angela Osei-Bonsu is a Specialist Paediatrician at the Paediatric Neurology Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, with certification from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African College of Physicians.
She has a passion for Child health education and advocacy and coordinates numerous child health advocacy projects through engagement with local and international organizations; currently serving as the National Secretary for the Paediatric Society of Ghana and as a fellow of the International Paediatric Association’s Child Health Emerging Leaders Programme (IPA-LEAD) with the Yale School of Public Health- Global Health Leadership Initiative.
Her clinical and research interests include non-communicable diseases in Africa, with focus on interventions to improve the care of children with neurologic and neuro-developmental disorders and is currently directing a project, in collaboration with the Special Education Department of the Ghana Education Service- Ashanti Region to identify and standardize referral pathways for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the region.
Currently, she is also an expert Paediatrician for Project Heal. With the Emergency health care system in Ghana are still in the developmental stages. The lack of fully structured emergency care setup has led to increased morbidity and mortality among all types of cases especially in the rural settings. In addition, not all health facilities are well resourced to handle all types of emergencies and cases. Time lost in transferring patients across hospitals reduces their chances of survival. Hence, a need to classify hospitals based on a standard criterion.
The Health Emergency Acuity Levels Project (Project HEAL) is a project aimed at developing a robust system that can be used to classify hospitals based on their available resources (e.g. human, equipment and procedures) and can easily be used by the emergency medical (ambulance) services to transport patients to the appropriate hospitals based on the medical needs of the patient. This is being done by developing a ranking system of hospitals based on their available human and medical resources and procedures to handle trauma, surgical, medical, paediatric and obstetrics/gynaecology emergencies.
The system of ranking is based on a expert review of all the relevant resources and scored independently using a Delphi approach. The total scores will be used to develop a checklist for which hospitals can independently administer to determine their level of health care provision based on specific specialization and over score. These can then inform the emergency care services, referral facilities, health workers and the general public on which facility provides which level of care.
This project is being supported by the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana (EMSOG) in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Ghana. This project has received approval from the Ghana Health Service Ethical Review Committee (GHS-ERC 015/07/20).
It is hoped that this project will help to rank hospitals in Ghana based on their resources so that emergency medical (ambulance) services, referrals and the general public can transport patients to appropriate health facilities to receive the care needed in a timely manner.
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