New Workshop and TeoG Swift App – Hospital Support in Ghana

About the Project

Situation

The Holy Family Hospital is located in Techiman, in the center of Ghana. With about 300 beds, it is one of the larger hospitals in the region and, due to the good cooperation so far, a frequently visited hospital of TeoG. Unfortunately, at the moment, the space available in the maintenance and building services workshop leaves little room for good organization and safe and smooth repair of the equipment. In addition, there is no functioning documentation system for the work routine.

In Berekum, about 100km west of Techiman, there is also the problem of a missing system for equipment inventory and documentation of repairs. As a result, broken equipment is frequently forgotten, and the delay of regular maintenance is a common problem.

 

Poject content

During our four-week mission abroad, we will visit two hospitals. Our first stop is the Holy Family Hospital in Berekum. There, we will introduce the "Swift" app developed by TeoG. This is used to document maintenance and repair work. In addition, technicians can network with each other and thus share their knowledge to solve problems faster and without external companies. To ensure practicable use of the app within the hospital, we will also provide a comprehensive training on the app for the medical staff.

At Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, we will analyze the workflow of the technical workshops. With this information, we will work with the technicians to plan the new workshop building and design the interior. We will also train the technicians on the topic of documentation systems and relevance of inventory and maintenance. Since the long-term plan in Techiman is also to introduce the TeoG Swift app, we will already integrate some optimized documentation and communication strategies in the daily work routine. These systems will serve as a precursor to the app and will also facilitate the retirement of old equipment.

 

Support and Contact Information

Thank you for your support and interest!

Please send questions and suggestions to ed.goet@iam.anirahtak

Donation:

Technology without borders e.V.
IBAN: DE20300606010207583290
BIC: DAAEDEDDXXX
Purpose: Donation GHA_55

Information

Project Leader



Katharina Mai

Regional Groups

  • Erlangen

Project members

Katharina Mai
Luise Brock
Lena Augustin
Julian Deyerler
Annika Fenn
Heiko Blumenschein


Project Category

      Education

Timespan

December 2021 - now

Project stage

current


News

Project completion and Beach days

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Project completion and Beach days

In the last week a lot has happened again and now we are already sitting here in Cape Coast and doing the last necessary organizational tasks under palm trees and with the sound of the sea in our ears….

Workshop Assessment, Monkeys and Waterfalls

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Workshop Assessment, Monkeys and Waterfalls

The first week in Techiman is now over again and there is a lot to report. After we were picked up on Monday afternoon by a very nice driver of the hospital and dropped off at the Guest House…

TeoG meets Elephant

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TeoG meets Elephant

Our second weekend in Ghana brings with it a bit of free time fun. Since we meet parts of RG Sunyani on Friday evening and a member of RG asked us to come to an event in his math…

Mission Accomplished

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Mission Accomplished

It’s already over: our time here in Berekum. Exciting and successful, but also exhausting one and a half weeks are behind us. We used the last two days of the project to conduct final app tests in order to…

Work in Progress

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Work in Progress

It’s been a few days since we last reported here. This is mainly because we were in bed for 2 days with Travelers Diarrhea. On Friday we could at least already start the inventory of the devices in the…