If you are white in Ghana you are given the keys to the city. I drank fine malt whiskey with the King of the Volta Region, I was ushered straight past the throngs of Ghanians at the airport without so much as a brief glance at my passport and I was allowed to perform the first incision on a patient during a hernia operation.    

This was filmed inside the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho, Ghana-

 It looks startlingly different in a still-

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The children’s ward-

 

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The only direction I was given for this single class of children was: “Teach them maths, and they will listen”

The last day at school…

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