It is not uncommon – it is perhaps even the norm – that whenever a former African head of state needs surgery or another health care procedure, they are flown to Paris, or London, or even New York for care. Last week, however, John Kufour, the former president of Ghana bucked the trend and elected to have a spinal procedure at Korle Bu medical center in Ghana.
Kufuor was largely responsible for bringing national health insurance to Ghana so it is particularly notable that he has made this decision. Kudos to him for showing faith and confidence in the excellent medical staff at Korle Bu. Last summer, I visited surgical wards at Korle Bu and was amazed at the level of care provided. I wish President Kufuor a swift recovery and a safe – and very short – trip home.Share on Facebook