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Motec Life-UK is a medical charity based in West Hertfordshire comprising volunteer and allied health professionals whose objectives are to provide educational, training and health care services to the underprivileged people of the West African subcontinent. This is being achieved through a co-ordinated programme of working visits to TARGET HEALTH INSTITUTIONS in the sub-Saharan region especially Ghana. Membership is multi-disciplinary, multi-national multi-cultural and multi-faith to reflect on the current trend of One Global World, One People. The organisation is linked with the Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET), affiliated to the World Orthopaedic Concern (UK) and supported by the International Organisation for Migration (I.O.M.) / Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA),  and supported by The Ghana High Commission (GHC-London), SO Direct, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and an experienced group of patrons including Lord David Alton of the Liverpool John Moores Univervisity and House of Lords.

Motec Life is registered with the Charity Commission (England and Wales) - Registration Number 1118994
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Motec AGM 2015


Heart of Gold George Digby laid to rest

An ardent supporter of Motec who lost his life on 20th April has been laid to rest. Heart of Gold George together with his wife Pat donated to Motec on regular basis over the past six years. In  a highly appreciated symbolic gesture, and a true reflexion of the humanitarian heart of George, family Digby has requested cheque donations to be issued in the name of MotecLife-UK.

George!  May you rest in perpetual happy and eternal peace!

Thank you Family Digby! Please stay strong!


Breast team reinforce education and clinical services in rural Ghana

Motec Breast Team led by Mr Steve Goh have once again been stretched across rural Ghana this April. read more...


Safe casting of fractures and post injury rehabilitation workshops in Ghana

Training of hospital staff on safe casting and rehabilitation post injuries featured prominently in the April working visit to Ghana. Two district type hospitals (Akosombo VRA and Nkawkaw Holy Family) were involved in the workshop which was also attended by nearby hospitals and a few from over hundred mile distance.  read more...

Benecare Medical of Manchester donated the training material



Motec at Global Surgical Conference in London, 28th April 2015

Motec has been made proud by two eminent volunteers who represented our charity at the Global Surgical Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Tuesday 28th April 2015. read more...


Training of young doctors take centre stage in Motec's April visit to West Africa

April working visit to Ghana offered opportunities for both West African and and the Ghana Colleges of Surgery to 'close ranks' with London on the training of young doctors.


Dear volunteer / friend,

The news is out that our dear Zena Bullmore (MBE) has passed away on the 2nd of April. Sad that our Zena is no more with us. She was a stalwart guardian of good causes and Motec enjoyed her inspirational views about good health and how to defend social welfare issues for the benefit of humanity. She was a fighter who inspired me very dearly standing up for her local community to keep health services 'locally' and at the 'doorsteps' of all people. She drove her ideas with vigour and enthusiasm using education as her weapon....Read more

A Tribute To Zena The Warrior Princess


World Orthopaedic Concern-UK conference Oxford, 6th June 2015 invitation to get involved.
Support WOC-UK and MotecLife-UK in effort to improve traumacare in sub-Saharan Africa


West African College of Surgeons in Abidjan, Cote D' Ivoire (2nd to 6th March 2015)

Congress participants including UK representation.  Prof Bo Povlsen and Mr Ofori-Atta (UK) supported the College's educational drive by delivering a symposium on hand injuries. Talks on training programme for West African College junior doctors in UK was discussed. 


Motec team pay 2 week working visit to Ghana in February 2015

Highlights - Planning of conservative management of fractures workshop and delivering lectures at Koforidua and Akosombo plus talks with target hospitals including Nkawkaw on 'breast care' with links to Korle Bu and pathology services with Newcastle. Gratitude to target hospitals and hard working volunteers. Major visit in April ready to roll!


Motec Flashback
A look back at Motec in Action


NUWLIFE project

Motec in the Ghanaian press - Ghanaian Times, Thursday 24th October 2013

Motec features prominently in
IOM-MIDA publication
(see pages 2, 3, 10, 12, 17, 22 & 23)

Motec in the press in Ghana

Appeal For Teaching Aids/Equipment

  News Archive...
    Latest  Publications  


bullet AGM Presentation 2015
bullet Casting and Rehabilitation workshop in Ghana Hospitals April 2015
bullet WOC-UK and WACS collaboration - Orthopaedic Trauma input
bullet The State of Trauma in West Africa
bullet Nkawkaw October 2014 Report (contains graphical images)
bullet Engaging in Global Health
bullet Hatfield Road Sermon - St Albans City, England
bullet WOC-UK-GHANA-WACS collaboration presentation at University of Leicester 2014
bullet Election announcement 2014
bullet Election timetable 2014
bullet Motec nomination form 2014

bullet Long bone fractures
bullet Neck of Femur Fractures
bullet Senior Manager Seminar


  Other African news from external websites


BBC News

*Ghana’s burgeoning tech start-ups
*Fixing bones with a household drill
*Ebola deaths in West Africa pass 3,000

*Ebola virus a threat to UK
*Ghana's Girl Power

*US student makes choice after winning 8 Ivy League place
*Hollywood Star & Former Ambassador to Ghana Shirley Temple Dies

*In 2010 Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP
*Ghana: Accra's Melcom department store collapses

  News Archive...

*MotecLife-UK Hosts Daasebre Oti Boateng
*2012 Olympics schedule revealed

Ghana Election Watch


BBC Health

*Hip replacement death rates show 'dramatic fall'
*Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials
*Hip resurfacing prone to failure, say doctors

*MHRA: Metal hip implant patients need life-long checks
*Fake malaria drugs could 'put millions at risk'
*A-Z of medical conditions
*GM mosquitoes offer malaria hope

  News Archive...

Is Ghana the next African economic tiger?


 Modern Ghana Web on acebook

David Alton


Very interesting reading from Lord Alton on poverty and tropical diseases
on a special occasion of the visit of the former President of Ghana

Mr John Kufuor to UK


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