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GHP News update January 2020
Following on from our last newsletter in 2019, GHP continues to expand and generate a lot of enthusiasm from students and patients alike. The first year of the diploma course has been completed with end of year exams and much Ghana style celebration afterwards. Lots of photos on our Facebook page.

NEWS. Repertories

The clinic building in Volta is very nearly complete and will soon be a great place for ongoing training and seeing of local patients. It will also have accommodation for visiting volunteers and be hosted by Emperor whose vision has been behind this clinic. The clinic in Kumasi is newly painted and renovated and will soon be ready for customers. Tema clinic is up and running and in Kasoa the building for the diploma course is well furnished with regular furniture and the IT needed for modern teaching methods.

NEWS. Volta build

We have altered the Facebook group to a public Facebook page so please update your connection to this site if you haven’t yet done already. There is also an Instagram account new last year.

To let you feel the enthusiasm from everyone involved, Louise has described her latest visit to the various regions and clinics.


NEWS. Hoe rd scenery

GHP Autumn Trip 2019

"While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man" Maya Angelou
October 2019 took me on my third trip to Ghana, which means I've spent a quarter of the last two years in this beautiful country. It’s becoming like a second home and on this visit, I found my initial marvelling curiosity at every sight and smell replaced by a warm familiarity. I welcomed the engulfing heat on leaving the airport, the beaming faces to greet me and, after a few days in the capital, returning to my volunteer bedroom in the Volta region. Yet I still noticed new details everywhere. I heard goats sneeze, saw tiny birds fall from trees and listened to the crescendoing choruses of frogs after the rain. I explored hard to reach rural villages, tried more delicious local food and watched lightning crack the sky every other day. And all the time, homeopathy was humming away in the background. Often just quietly, with regular patients coming for their BP checks and children brought in weary with fever. Then at times with a huge hive of activity; patients suffering from strokes and asthma attacks - others arriving by motorbike with crippling stomach cramps in the middle of the night. A constant reminder that for a full immersion in homeopathic practice, there is no better place to be.

My trip started in Kasoa with the final diploma teaching weekend of the first year, lead by Lyn. It was wonderful to be with all the students and coordinators from the four regions, and the meal on Saturday evening was full of Ghanaian vibrancy, dancing and a celebratory atmosphere.


My trip started in Kasoa with the final diploma teaching weekend of the first year, lead by Lyn. It was wonderful to be with all the students and coordinators from the four regions, and the meal on Saturday evening was full of Ghanaian vibrancy, dancing and a celebratory atmosphere.

NEWS. Dip weekend happy

After Sunday's teaching, I joined the trotro (minibus) with Emperor and the Volta students to Mafi Kumase, and fell comfortably back into busy days of clinic, home visits, excursions with the kids, trips to the market, enormous plates of food and big belly laughs.

NEWS. Volta clinic 1

An outreach was organised with a nearby Fulani (Nigerian) community. On the first day the patients kept coming, walking for hours from their villages in the farmland to reach us. Our larger than life interpreter, Yobi worked tirelessly translating from Fulani to Ewe, so cases could be translated to English for me. With so many people and not enough time to treat everyone, we agreed to travel to their individual villages the following day.
Though they came in large numbers, this community were sceptical of homeopathy (especially as all the pills look the same) and questioned why they couldn't share remedies. We explained how homeopathy works, that individualisation is key and encouraged them to take their own remedies as instructed.
Three weeks later, we contacted Yobi. I could hear her tone was excited - she was reporting huge success - almost everyone we'd treated had seen great improvement. From a young female with chronic acne to a child in a permanent state of terror, from sufferers of severe back pain to insomnia, the community were now singing the praises of homeopathy. Before I left the Volta region, we arranged a follow up clinic. Again people walked from far villages to reach us. Some reported new symptoms (or the return of old) and we gave further remedies, but others simply wanted to thank us and to let us know they were better. It was an inspiring and humbling day.

NEWS. Outreach fulani

NEWS. Tema group

This trip also took me to Tema for the first time where I was warmly welcomed by the coordinators and students. I accompanied Emmanuel (Tema coordinator), Eli (Volta coordinator) and Gideon (new region coordinator) as guests of a youth group one evening, with the aim of promoting the next Certificate course. It was wonderful to speak alongside these three Ghanaians, who are so passionate about homeopathy, and to watch them engage with and inspire others. Here there is a thirst for homeopathy and seeds are being sown in many corners.

As well as teaching the current Tema Certificate course, I ran a diploma exam revision session, with a couple of students joining us from Kasoa. They were a real pleasure to teach. The four regions sat their Diploma first year exams simultaneously - I invigilated in Tema over the two days. In amongst all this, we still found time to see patients at Emmanuel's clinic.


NEWS. Celebrations

Back in Volta region, more outreach clinics took us to Abor and Akazi. Another lead us through a semi river (created by the heavy daily downfalls) to a remote village near Mafi Kumase. To check the water wasn't too deep to drive through, Emperor hopped out the car and waded right in.
During the weekends we weren't on outreach clinics, we attended funerals. I love these joyous and overwhelming communal gatherings, where tears and condolences mingle with vigorous dancing, back slapping and laughter. They are uninhibited and exuberant celebrations - a far cry from what we're used to in the UK.
It's got me this country. I'm hooked. Even inside the clinic, you can be wrenched from heartbreak to hilarity in a matter of moments. If laughter is the best medicine, in Ghana it goes hand and hand with homeopathy.


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