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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 especially Ghana. This is being achieved through a co-ordinated programme of working visits to TARGET HEALTH INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS in the sub-Saharan region (17 West African State members of the West African College of Surgeons). 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),  The Ghana High Commission (GHC-London), The London postgraduate School of Surgery, and also we cherish the tenets of  the World Health Organisation (WHO). The charity operates under an umbrella of   an experienced group of patrons including Lord David Alton of the Liverpool John Moores University and House of Lords.

Motec Life UK is registered with the Charity Commission (England and Wales) - Registration Number 1118994 Follow us    

Motec AGM Sunday 2nd April 2017 12:30 - 16:05

AGM Agenda

AGM Venue Map

Motec Life-UK election procedure is now complete. The final election results are provided below.

Final Election Results 2017

2017 Election Timetable

  Latest News

Special Features


NewsDeeply  WOMEN AND GIRLS' HEALTH  video

Saving Lives by Bringing U.K. Skills to Ghana’s Young Surgeons


Motec in Burkina Faso

Four Motec volunteers have been involved in delivering a symposium on Breast Cancer and ankle and foot trauma at the West African College of Surgeons Scientific meeting at Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. The Motec team in the capital of Burkina from 27th February to 1st March, 2017.
The team flew into Accra the weekend before flying into Ougadougou. Mr Ofori-Atta linked Motec with the World Orthopaedic Concern-UK (WOC) and The British Association of Ankle and Foot Surgeons (BOFAS) for the symposium on foot injuries.
Three presenters run the foot programme. The breast care seminar was run by Motec led by Mr Steven Goh and joined by Miss Natasha Jiwa from UK and Dr Charles Arhinful from VRA hospital, Akosombo. The presentations were well received. Next year's programme is expected to be in the Gambia in 2018 and Motec is expected to run similar programmes.



Motec in Southern Ghana in October 2016

A short video about how Motec is training doctors in Ghana


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  



Nomination results 2017


Vacant office of treasurer announcement


Motec Nomination Form 2017 (Word Document)


Election Announcement 2017


Motec Nomination Form 2017


Targeting Trauma in Ghana by Dr Bhakti Hansoti


Membership Application 2017 - 2018
Membership Application 2017-2018 (interactive form)


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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