St. Augustine Province of Africa

Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God


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FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR ST. AUGUSTINE PROVINCE OF AFRICA, 27TH – 31ST JANUARY, 2018

This morning the Provincial Curia at Accra begins with her finance conference for the Province. Participants from nearly all the health facilities in the Province are present. That is from Koforidua, Asafo, Lunsar Sierre Leone, St. Joseph Hospital Monrovia, Senegal, Cameroon and Amrahia Accra.

The theme for the conference is: “Consolidating Financial Sustainability of the Province.”

Two experts with financial background were the facilitators. Majority of the participants are accountants in the health facilities of the Province.0-02-04-81d8a89db5e7a8e7f986c7f20198ccd79ac21655623a66d0d1e85600244d04f7_full


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Second Provincial Conference of St Augustine Province of Africa at Elmina Cape Coast Ghana

The participants arrived the venue on Sunday 16th July 2017 evening. On the 17th July the conference officially open at exactly 9:am. In total 25 participants reported present on the first day consisting of the brothers and co-workers from all over the Province.

Day one duel on the opening speech and Annual Report of the Province by the Provincial Superior, report from St. John of God Hospital Tigania and Ethics of leadership by Fr Raphael Teh. They were equally group works and plenary. Generally day one was positive.

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Day two 18th July 2017 started with holy mass at 7:am. The morning session was dedicated for the reports from Management Advisory Boards for Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. Afternoon session was for group works on the reports heard in the morning.


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REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR AFRICA STARTED THEIR MEETING TODAY AT AGOE NYIVE LOME

The members of the Regional Commission for Africa started their meeting today  30th April, 2017 at Agoe Nyive . All the members were present with the exception of Br Michael Koroma who could not make due to pressing engagement back in Sierra Leone.

Since morning the commission is evaluating the activities carried out from lines of action from last Provincial Chapters for the two entities.

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Golden Jubilee Celebration of St. John of God Catholic Hospital Lunsar Sierra Leone

All roads in the St Augustine Province of Africa are leading to Sierra Leone at St  John of God Catholic Hospital as they Hospital prepares to celebrate fifty years of service to the poor and the needy in that part of the Country.

People have started arriving today, the Provincial Superior Br Bartholomew Kamara and Br Linus Tangu the 4th Counselor arrived Lunsar this evening.

Among the important personalities to grace the occasion is the Prior General Br. Jesus ETAYO with his entourage from the General Curia still to arrive.

Below are the planned activities leading to the climax on the 8th March, 2017 Feast of St. John of God.

  1. 5th March 2017  Sunday   =  Marathon in Lunsar Tow
  2. 6th March, 2017,  Monday         =  Candle Night Parade  5-8pm
  3. 7th March, 2017  Tuesday         =Group 7 Graduation -10 am, 4pm- 6 pm = Cultural dance troop
  4. 8th March, 2017                  = Golden Jubilee Holy Mass -9am follow by  reception after mass.


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THE CLOSURE OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL KOFORIDUA 9th February, 2017

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A training programme was held for some selected personnel from the various facilities of the St John of God services in Ghana (St. John of God Hospital Asafo, St. John of God Clinic Amrahia and St. Joseph Hospital Koforidua) by trainers from Spain Dr Guillermo Martínez from ISGLOBAL Spain and Mrs. Christina K.T. Attia from Liberia.

The training programme which was on research work consisted of lectures, group discussions and exercises. The progrmme introduced participants to various concepts in research work and increased their depth of understanding and appreciation of the research field; some concepts in research work, such as informed consent, good clinical practice (GCP) and data generation and processing were applicable to the clinical work.

Participants were happy about the work shop and made the following recommendations:-

1.      More staff of the hospital should be given the opportunity to take part in training programmes of this kind

2.      It appears almost all training programmes of this kind for the staff of St. John of God Services are held at the Koforidua branch. Such programmes should be held on rotatory bases from one Centre to the other; with this approach more people and centers of the Group will benefit.

3.      Personnel in the various units in the Hospitals should be encouraged to research and find solutions to the various peculiar problems encountered in their work at the Hospital. This can better done by the Hospital sponsoring such research works.

On the last day of the programme participants from Asafo and Accra were taken on a tour of the various units of St Joseph Hospital.

Dr. Dominic Annor Mintah from Asafo acknowledged that the knowledge acquired from the programme will positively impart the clinical practices of the participants.

Present at the closing of the training workshop to grace the occasion were the Director of National Catholic Health Services in Ghana, the Provincial Superior and his Secretary.