South Carolina College of Pharmacy's Nana Asahi found he could make a real difference in Ghana by helping healthcare workers there better understand how to interact with their patients.
“I’ve always said that people die a lot in Africa from not knowing enough,” he said. “It’s the nature of the practice in Ghana. No one has the time to consult with patients about their medical conditions and the prescriptions taken to treat or cure symptoms,” said Asahi. “While working in the clinic, I took time to talk with the patients and consequently they opened up.”
Asahi, a third-year student on SCCP's Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) campus, is a native of Ghana and was a recipient of a MUSC Center for Global health (CGH) trainee travel grant. He was featured in an MUSC story about his experiences with Project Okurase as part of Village Health Outreach.
For the full story, see http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/pr/newscenter/2014/pharmacy.html#.VBwn1xbQoXh.