Over the years, we’ve been incredibly fortunate in the support and goodwill of thousands of individual donors, trusts and organisations. From grants and donations big and small, to the gifting of equipment, or services in kind, every penny, minute or item given to us helps create a brighter future for the people of West Africa.
Have a look at some of our many partners and supporters and find out how you can help.
Based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Canniesburn is one of the largest reconstructive surgery, training and research units in Europe. It has assisted Resurge Africa by training Ghanaian doctors, providing medical equipment, and through the voluntary services of visiting consultants, physiotherapists and nurses.
Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA)
JOA has generously provided on-going funding for the Resurge Africa training program in Sierra Leone. Previous grants have funded the construction of a Sterile Services Unit and Resource Centre at Holy Spirit Hospital. The Resource Centre is providing a vital space for Library facilities and Computer training courses as well as a lecture room for ongoing in-house training and for visiting teams to provide important lectures and vital training days.
Golden Jubilee Hospital Clydebank
The Golden Jubilee has contributed vitally to the success of Resurge Africa by providing volunteer consultant anesthetists, teaching and training, and supplying medical equipment.
Dundee Teaching Hospitals
Dundee Teaching Hospitals generously supported the establishment of the Burns Intensive Care Unit at Kumasi. The Hospitals provided accommodation at basic charges and training at no cost. The project is extremely grateful for all the staff, nursing, medical and managerial of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Dundee Royal Infirmary and Ninewells Hospital who gave so freely of their time.
Ayrshire and Arran Hospital Trust
This Hospital Trust contributed a significant amount of furniture and equipment which enabled the equipping of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit in Accra in 1997.
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
Lloyds TSB has been very helpful to Resurge Africa, providing valuable advice, information and financial support.
In 2006, the international Development fund granted the charity a tremendous award of £45,000 per annum for 3 years. This permitted long-term planning to be confidently undertaken and encouraged further donations from other sponsors
Government of Japan
Through the embassy in Accra, Ghana, the Japanese government has contributed significantly to the funds raised for the building of the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit in Accra in 1997.
Don Carlos Gnocchi Foundation
Partnership with the Don Carlos Gnocchi Foundation and the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone has enabled Resurge Africa to begin its work of establishing reconstructive surgery and burns services in other parts of West Africa, using the experience and expertise of its fully functioning unit in Accra.
Rotary, District and International
Rotary has supported Resurge Africa since its inception. Rotary district 1230 (West of Scotland) provided support for Jack Mustarde’s early fundraising for Ghana while Rotary district 1010 (North and East of Scotland) made the Kumasi Project one of its main recommendations for district donations and raised £26,000 toward the creation of the Burns Intensive Care Unit. Rotary International granted £22,000 as match funding.
The British Society for Surgery of the Hand has funded this charity’s work in Sierra Leone and we are extremely grateful for their generosity. Dr Barbara Jemec has been instrumental in achieving this. BSSH teams led by Mr Steve Hodgson (Resurge Africa director), Mr Mike Waldram, Mr Sahan Eliya and Mr Anthony Martin have provided training and ongoing mentoring for Sierra Leonean surgical and medical staff.
Smile Train has funded the costs of training in cleft surgery, delivered in Accra.
Surge+restore are USA-based partners of ReSurge Africa. Founded by former Resurge director Dr Scott Brown.
Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India
http://www.gangahospital.com Professor Raja Sabapathy and his highly skilled team at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore have been providing training and mentorship for many of our trainees. Most recently providing a three month placement for three Nurses from Korle-Bu teaching hospital in Accra, Ghana for up-skilling in peri-operative nursing, a 3 month placement and microsurgery training for Sierra Leonean reconstructive plastic surgeon trainee, Dr Abdulai Jalloh and clinical placements for Ghana based surgeons Dr Nana Hagan and Dr Emile Tano, Sierra Leonean Anaesthetics trainees Dr Mohamed Kargbo and nurse anaesthetist Lamin Fofanah.
The work of Resurge Africa is only possible thanks to the support of people like you. Find out how you can help us create a brighter future for the people of West Africa by donating, volunteering or fundraising.