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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), Benecare Medical, 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    

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Motec representatives had a wonderful meeting with Chief Patron Prof Lord David Alton on 14th of January 2019. The team of 5 led by Mr Ofori-Atta briefed Lord Alton on some of the areas that our charity is engaged in on the ground in Ghana and UK. Lord Alton encouraged the charity to continue to provide help for underprivileged people in Ghana, even if the numbers are not large. Training the trainers will continue  to be our main objective and specialist surgical services to those who would otherwise have been left in the 'dungeon'.

The team had the unique opportunity to sit in the House of Lords Chambers to observe the debate on Brexit. Mr Ofori-Atta  also had an opportunity  to discuss surgical training opportunities with Lord Ribeiro. 

Dr Ash Bhagat  at and Nick Tessier presented the radiology project, Victoria Tetley-isles presented education of special needs children while Mrs Sarah Paterson elaborated on her plan to support physically disabled children in Ghana. 

Our sincere gratitude to Lord Alton all  our volunteers and our sympathisers. 



Congratulations to Elaine and Victoria for completing the Winter Walk, raising money for MOTEC Life-UKs project to build a school for children with disabilities.

Great work guys!!  It's not too late to make a donation

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate



Volunteering for a medical and educational Charity in Ghana

Motec member Jane Jackson has written a superb article on the work that Motec is doing in Ghana.
Below are the pages that were published in The Quainton News, her local parish magazine and village newsletter...

The Quainton News


Motec members Elaine Bigham & Victoria Tetley are doing the Winter Walk to raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Unit and new school build at the Orthopaedic Training Centre in Nsawam, Ghana.

The Route

Please visit their MyDonate page for more details.

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate


Dear Members, Friends and Supporters of Motec Life-UK,

As 2018 comes to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what has been an extraordinary year of achievements. We have a lot to be thankful for. With perseverance, great strides have been made and we have continued to make great headway with many of our objectives. We recount a few of the things we have done together this year....more


Orthopaedic workshop at Koforidua St Joseph's Hospital, October 2018



Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Pre-Operative Assessment



Lord Alton lectures 2018
The two day lecture organised by Motec in collaboration with the GHANA College of Physicians and Surgeons took place in ACCRA with practical hands on sessions at the 37 Military Hospital and the ACCRA a Regional Hospital. . The programme incredibly brought out the best of Motec volunteers led by Dr Ashish BHAGAT and the. Radiology group from GHANA led by Dr Ewurama of the Military Hospital. Request from participants in 2018 will be looked at in shaping the 2019 course.



Motec makes positive moves in support of the urgent need for vascular surgeons for GHANA.
Motec WACS was represented by Prof STANDFIELD, Mr PETER DYSON, and  Mr Kristian Aquilina. The team if surgeons and nurses from GHANA was led by Dr Lily Awuah, a consultant vascular surgeon. Two surgeons on the London training programme and nurses on a planned observatory attachment to London Hospitals also attended the meeting which took place at the Kirle Bu Teachimg Hospital. The GHANA College was represented by Dr William Appeadu. The interactive meeting was arranged by Mr Ofori-Atta, Founding President of Motec Life UK



Safe Casting and club foot workshop in Akosombo by Beth



The 3rd Lord Alton Course for Surgeons in the Developing World
at the Ghana
College of Physicians and Surgeons



Pre operative clinic course by Motec at Akosombo



Motec Dinner Dance 2018



Mr Ofori-Atta, volunteer staff of Raigmore Hospital - Inverness and representatives of Scottish Scouts call on the British High Commissioner His Excellency Mr Ian Walker in Accra.
June 2018


Motec facilitated anatomy lectures from London for Medical students of University of Health and Allied Sciences at Ho has taken off very well.
Pictures show students of UHAS participating in the interactive teaching from a lecturer teaching from the anatomy department in London.
The programme was set up at the request of the Dean of the University to support the local teaching staff.


A fantastic effort to raise funds for Motec by Ms Beth Tote, Motec member and casting instructor..

"10 people from my friends and family did our abseil yesterday, it was a great day.

Sponsor money is still coming in so I don't have a total yet but thought you would like to see some photos" 




Dr Ashish Bhagat with radiology residents at Korle Bu
after lectures and hands on teaching

Mr Ofori-Atta and Dr Ashish Bhagat meet CEO, head of Peri-operative Busting, head of Surgery and radiology at the University Teaching Hospital, Cape Coast. Ghana



At the global Surgical Conference in London




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Thank You


Jan 2019
Discovered article published in 2013 by Graphic Online, an interview with Paul Ofori-Atta titled Broadband Internet and Healthcare Delivery

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

Gift of life to Africa from charity with Motec-vation




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2019 Diary Proposals


Address by Mr Ofori-Atta at the Global Surgical Frontiers Programme in London


From Success to Significance' by P. Ofori-Atta MB.ChB. FRCS


Supporting able and disabled children in Ghana


Schools Health Foundation Newsletter Autumn 2017


The 2nd Lord Alton Course for Surgeons
Advances And Challenges In The Practice Of Surgery In The Developing World At The Ghana College Of Surgeons And Physicians, Accra, Ghana)


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


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BBC News

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*In 2010 Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP
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*MHRA: Metal hip implant patients need life-long checks
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*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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