Fri February 15, 2013
Local medical team heads to Ghana
A group of Western New Yorkers is heading to Africa Friday on a medical mission. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the group known as MOCA -- Medical Outreach Community Assistance will travel to Ghana (Ga-nah) to help those in need of surgery.
Dr. Emme Nylander is the founder of MOCA. It is not the first time she has traveled to the capital of Ghana to conduct surgery and offer treatment especially for women who don't have proper medical care.
The group traveling to Africa is made up of doctors, nurses, students, faith leaders and members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare workers.
10-members of the Covenant Tabernacle in Tonawanda are also part of the trip. They will travel with the medical team -- initially assisting in Ghana but then working on other projects to help rebuild infrastructure.
They will deliver about 20-trunks of medical and school supplies. They've also collected contributions to help pay for medical insurance for children in Ghana.