On February 17, 2023, a team of 9 health practitioners arrived in Accra, Ghana to undertake a trip to Sierra Leone and the Gambia. This team vision was to embark on a major project of installing Oxygen and Solar Systems in West Africa, using Ghana as a gateway. The 1st two countries they are focusing on are Sierra Leone and Gambia. As such, the purpose of the trip was to commence strategic engagements with key stakeholders in these countries regarding the appropriate structures and procedures that need to be put in place to ensure seamless and successful transportation and installation of all equipment needed for this project.
The 9 health practitioners were accompanied by a delegation of 3 led by H. E. Dr. Erieka Bennett; Founder and Head of Mission at the Diaspora African Forum (DAF).
The team was led by Dr. John B. Sampson who is an African Diaspora Health practitioner, who has contributed to the improvement of the health system in Africa and is still focused on doing more for the continent using the medical fraternity as a tool. Over the years, he is notable for being an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the director of anesthesia for the Johns Hopkins Global Surgical Initiative’s Collaborative for Surgery, Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, and Public Health.
Dr. Sampson is the solid brain behind this initiative. He has consulted with other organizations and put together this project. This life-transforming initiative is not only to foster his passion for the motherland but to also encourage other African Diaspora health practitioners to embark on similar initiatives, geared towards infrastructural development in the health sector in Africa.
This project is being undertaken in collaboration with the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) which is the first and only diplomatic Mission dedicated to African Diaspora. DAF is accredited to the Ghana government and endorsed by the African Union, with full diplomatic privileges and immunities. Since 2007, the Forum has supported the aims and objectives of the African Union whom they report to while marshaling the Diaspora for the betterment of Africa. Our headquarters is located at the historic W.E.B. Dubois Centre in Accra, Ghana
Being passionate about diaspora elevation, we are pleased to be a partner for an initiative geared towards our vision as a diplomatic mission.