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Whatever Happened To ... The Surgeon Who Couldn't Count On Electricity?

His goal: to perform surgery. The problem: power outages and finicky machines. We check back in with a doctor in Ghana.
Amponsah believes that "God heals and the people heal themselves." He says his role as a surgeon is to facilitate the healing process. Source: Jason Beaubien

When we wrote about Dr. Forster Amponsah in 2016, he was eager to perform surgery but faced many obstacles. "The general electricity is out and our generator is broken down," he told NPR. Has a year made a difference?

"The electricity is better, much better," says Dr. Forster Amponsah at, one of his biggest problems was that the power kept going out in his operating theater, making it nearly impossible to deal with a backlog of patients.

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