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For latest 2015 pertinent information, please check our web site at http://www.africapartnersmedical.org. 

1. Contact Numbers & Information

Africa Partners Medical Administrator:
Tricia Noreen: mobile: 651-207-9025;
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Address: 34741 Wells Creek Ct. Frontenac, MN 55026-1060

 

Africa Partners Medical Technical Administrator:

Lowell Noreen: mobile: 651-207-9666;
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Africa Partners Medical Director:
Lewis Roberts: home: 507-281-9507; US mobile: 507-319-5678;

Ghana contact #: 024 681-2584;

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Golden Tulip Hotel Accra
P.O. Box 16033, Airport, Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233-30-2213161

 

Golden Tulip Hotel Kumasi
Rain Tree St.
Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa
Phone: +233-32 2083777 +233 24 434 0220-1
Double room $229.00(includes 3 meals a day) Single room $159.00(includes 3 meals a day)
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COCONUT GROVE HOTEL EL MINA
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Double room $108.00(includes buffet breakfast) Single room $92.00(includes buffet breakfast)
I recommend you use cash to pay for this room

 

U.S. Embassy in Ghana:
Phone: (233) 21-776-601/602; after hours: (233) 30 2741 775;
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On-line registration: http://usembassy.state.gov/accra/

 

2. Estimated Budget (per person) 

Airfare: $1,800 – 2,000
Vaccines: $50 – 200 (will vary with your insurance)
Malaria Prophylaxis: $15 – 100 (will vary with type of medication)
Passport: $110.00 ($60 for expedited processing)
Visa: $60 (single entry); $100 (multiple entries)
Health/Travel Insurance (if needed) $20
Expenses in Ghana:
Lodging: $800 (single room, less if you share a room)
Food: $200

 

3. Airline Travel information

Several airlines travel into Accra. Delta has a direct flight from NY JFK into Accra. You can go thru Frankfort on United or you can go thru Amsterdam and use KLM or Delta.

4. Travel Insurance:

Insurance Services of America 800-647-4589 or www.missionaryhealth.com
The cost is $2.16 per day with $50,000.00 medical and $300,000.00 emergency evacuation. There is a $50.00 deductible. You have to sign up and pay your premium to Tricia, she also needs your Birthdate, and she will get us the group rate. Not necessary for Mayo faculty.

5. Immunizations (Mayo Clinic Travel Clinic Recommendations)

Yellow Fever: Required for entry to Ghana, with proof of immunization documented by International Certificate of Vaccination. Vaccine must be given at least 10 days before entry into Ghana, and is protective for 10 years. Revaccination required every 10 years.

Hepatitis A Recommended, with first dose given at least 2 months before departure, and second dose given 6 months after first dose.

Adult Polio Booster: Recommended once in adult lifetime, if standard course of childhood polio immunization previously completed.

Malaria Prophylaxis: Mefloquine (Lariam) 250 mg once weekly for 2 weeks before departure, 250 mg once weekly while in Ghana, and 250 mg once weekly for 4 weeks after return to U.S. Malarone one tablet daily. Start two days before travel, throughout your stay in Ghana and continue for one week after return. Doxycycline usually 100mg starting 1 – 2 days prior to departure to malarious area, continuing through duration of the trip and for four weeks after departure.

Typhoid Vaccine: Recommended 2 weeks -1 month before departure, particularly for “adventurous eaters” or those venturing off the usual tourist routes.

Meningococcal Vaccine: Recommended 2 weeks -1 month before departure, since travel will occur in June, at the end of the dry season, when epidemics are most likely to occur.

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Recommended for health care workers.

Tetanus Booster:Recommended every 10 years.

Cholera Vaccine: Not required.

6. Completing the Ghana Visa Form

A letter of invitation can be sent to each participant to include with the visa application. (Contact Lowell Noreen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if you need an invitation.) A partially pre-filled PDF visa application form is provided on website; please check embassy link to ensure you have the most recent application form: www.Ghanaembassy.org/corp_div_details_embassy.cfm.

7. Fundraising for travel

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if you need a sample letter to raise funds for your personal expenses for the trip. Gifts in kind can be receipted by Olmsted Outreach / Africa Partners Medical, P.O. Box7484, Rochester, MN 55903. Personal gifts to support the CME conference expenses and attendance by African physicians are also tax deductible.

8. What to Bring? Personal Items

Clothes (average temperatures are 75-85 degrees, humidity is generally high); clothing for the conference presentations should be formal.

Men Women
5-6 shirts 1-2 pairs slacks
3-4 pairs of socks 2-3 pairs of socks
2 pairs of slacks 2-3 skirts/dresses
1-2 pairs of shorts 5-6 shirts/blouses
Sport coat 1 pair modest shorts
  • Electricity is 220-240 volts, 50 cycles (Hz)
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel clock
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Medications and first aid
  • Travel size toiletries (might need adaptor and transformer for razor, hairdryer etc.)
  • 1 sweater/ light jacket/raincoat
  • Lots of underwear
  • P J's
  • Sandals
  • A few snacks - gum, candy, jerky, granola bars. Get chocolate in Amsterdam.
  • Amusements, books, small games or puzzles, embroidery, crochet, (NO knitting) etc.
  • Camera and film (or adaptor, transformer, re-charger and spare card for digital)
  • Small flashlight and extra batteries
  • Swimsuit and small towel

This should all fit in a carry on bag if possible, so that your checked luggage can be used for medical supplies. Liquids, make up etc. 3 oz, or less in ziploc bag.

9. Passport and Document Security

Scan and save all of your important documents as PDF: Passport, Drivers License, Social Security Card, Medical Insurance Card, and/or Vehicle Insurance Card. Create a text file that lists all of your credit card contact phone numbers, frequent flyer account numbers, and important family and work contact information. Archive the PDF into an encrypted ZIP file using WinZip. This protects you in case someone hacks your email account. Upload this file as an attachment to your web-based email account (e.g. Outlook Web Access, HotMail, Yahoo or Gmail).

10. Individual Checklist

  • Vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, and Immunization card
  • Ticket reservation and Ticket
  • Passport
  • Ghana visa
  • Letters to potential donors - located on web site under Trip Info->Form Downloads
  • Travel insurance

APM will hold their annual fall fundraiser on November 15, 2014. It will be held at the DS Center in the twin cities. More information to follow. Mark your calendars for a fun filled evening and learn what APM is doing in West Africa.

APM will hold their annual fall fundraiser on November 15, 2014. It will be held at the DS Center in the twin cities. More information to follow. Mark your calendars for a fun filled evening and learn what APM is doing in West Africa.

We have been invited back to a rural hospital in Wenchi, Ghana for a two day visit. Primary training will be to midwives. There will be a medical rounds workshop as well. Any physician or surgeon is invited. Please contact Lowell Noreen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He will put you in touch with the coordinator. If you also wish to present at the conference in Accra, we will get you on the program Monday or Tuesday so you can participate at

Dates for the 2014 conference have been announced. The conference will be held 15-19 September, 2014 in Accra at the College of Physicians & Surgeons. Travel for the USA participants will be 12-21 September, 2014. More details to follow as program is put together.

Dates for the 2014 conference have been announced. The conference will be held 15-19 September, 2014 in Accra at the College of Physicians & Surgeons. Travel for the USA participants will be 12-21 September, 2014.

We are looking for presenters for the College of Physicians & Surgeons 15-19 Sept. 2014. Most any specialties are welcome. If interested, please contact Lowell or Tricia Noreen at Africa Partners Medical office via email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We need speakers!

We are looking for presenters for the College of Physicians & Surgeons 15-19 Sept. 2014. Most any specialties are welcome.

Need Help?

Don't hesitate to ask us something. Email us directly tricianoreen@yahoo.com . You can contact us to get more information about our organization.

"We could go and treat a few people, but the impact of continuing medical education to empower local physicians to care for their own people provides the opportunity to improve the standard of care to large numbers of people"
--Bart Clarke, M.D.

 

Olmsted Outreach/Africa Partners Medical
Attention: Tricia Noreen, Administrator
P. O. Box 7484
Rochester, MN 55903
651-207-9025