On March 21, 2016, World Spine Care signed an MOU with Ridge Hospital in Accra and Ghana Health Services to establish a World Spine Care clinic at Ridge Hospital. The collaboration was initiated by Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi, a medical doctor and chiropractor who recently returned to Accra and wanted to create a high quality primary spine care program within the Ghanaian health care system and contacted World Spine Care to help with it’s development.
Both Ridge Hospital administration and Ghana Health Services were very enthusiastic about the collaboration. The World Spine Care program will begin at Ridge Hospital with facility expansion early in 2017 when phase 1 of the new Ridge Hospital is completed. The vision is to establish the program at Ridge Hospital, then expand the program to other parts of the country.
World Spine Care would like to thank Dr. Thomas Anabah (director of Ridge Hospital), Dr. Linda Vanotoo (Regional director of Ghana Health Service), Dr. E. Appiah-Denkyira (Director General of Ghana Health Service) and Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi for all their enthusiasm and support that made this collaboration possible.
Clinic Director: Dr Afua Adjei-Kwayisi
Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi currently specializes in applying her expertise in Spinal health care. She trained as a medical doctor in Kumasi, Ghana and subsequently served for 4 years in a local public hospitals in Accra, Ghana as a General Medical practitioner until 2012.
Her interactions with numerous patients with neuro-musculoskeletal problems, and the obvious lack of a conservative approach to spine related issues, spurred her on to pursue her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic in Palmer College of Chiropractic in USA. She graduated with honours.
She returned to Ghana and subsequently introduced a much needed spinal care unit at a public hospital in Accra. She is now on a mission of spearheading projects that would improve spinal health care delivery in Ghana; making it accessible and affordable for all.
She is passionate about health for her community. When Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi is not busy giving her best at Ridge Hospital, she volunteers her time educating her church and community on spine related issues with a call on people to take responsibility of staying healthy.
Dr. Afua Adjei -Kwayisi mission in life is to understand others, while seeking to serve and to lead them to a healthier future. She is a family woman, married to her college sweetheart, Kingsley Kwayisi and blessed with a beautiful daughter, Awuradeama Kwayisi.