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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, School and Health Foundation of Ireland  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

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Special Features


Motec holds talks with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (Motec GCPS Project)


After five years of deliberations, Motec and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) are close to starting a training programme for Ghanaian doctors in UK which will form part of their training programme towards the Ghana College Final Fellowship Exit exams held in Accra. The training will be a reciprocal gain for the NHS and the Ghana College. Some aspects of the training will also involve volunteer consultant surgeons supporting training within Ghana as part of Motec's on going training drive. Motec has a programme of  short term training for Surgeons, Anesthetists, Nurses, theatre staff at Georges, Northwick Park and Harpenden Spire Hospitals in UK for a period up to six months benefiting Kumasi Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Koforidua St Joseph's, Sefwi Asafo St John of God, and Akosombo VRA Hospitals all in Ghana. Long term training programmes have already been implemented for surgeons from the Military and Tamale Teaching Hospitals for the past two years.  The additional training represents a significant shift from a selected few to a more constructive national training programme for Ghana. A similar collaboration has been in place for the West African College of Surgeons. These have been facilitated by Prof Nigel Standfield of the London postgraduate School of Surgery. The meeting was attended by the Rector of the Ghana College Professor Plange-Rhule, Chairman of the Faculty of Surgery - Prof S. Debrah, Vice Chairman of Surgery - Mr John Nkrumah-Mills and the General Secretary of the College. Motec was represented by Mr. Peter Dyson, Prof Nigel Standfield and Mr. Ofori-Atta. Both parties are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding based on discussions held in Accra on the 4th of May 2017

We are grateful to the Ghana College and Prof Standfield for making it possible for the doctors in Ghana to benefit from UK training. Both parties are keen to ensure that the surgeons return to Ghana. So far, it is reassuring that all doctors and nurses in Motec training programme for the past 7 years have all returned to provide clinical services and some tuition in Ghana. Other projects that Motec held meetings with authorities in Ghana included a School and Health Foundation led projects on a special needs centre for children and a primary school which were both welcomed by the Ghana Health and Ghana Education Services. Nsawam and a village in the Eastern region. Have been put forward by the Regional Director of Health of Eastern Region and members of the public.


Maple House of Stockwood Park Academy raises funds in support of 
Motec's education and health Project

Stockwood Park Academy is a Mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Rotheram Avenue in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
Sincere gratitude to these young students for their donation and also for placing Motec
deep in their hearts. 
The funds will be used to support a nine year old disabled in Ghana



Motec joins the Harpenden District Scouts St George's march in appreciation of
Scouts work in Ghana



Motec in Accra October 2016



Some Photographs From The Motec AGM Sunday April 2nd



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

Hemel Hempstead Gazette 9th February, 2011

World Cup Panel in Hemel Hempstead 9th June 2010




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AGM Overview of Fractures in the Developing World


Global Surgery - Motec's Role


Motec Ukbreast


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


  Other African news from external websites


BBC News

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*Fixing bones with a household drill
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*Ghana's Girl Power

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*Hollywood Star & Former Ambassador to Ghana Shirley Temple Dies

*In 2010 Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP
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*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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