Health
 Ghana
Project #14777

HealthCare for the Underpriviledged in Accra,Ghana

by Boston Medical Services-Ghana

Summary

Boston Medical Services-Ghana is establishing a non profit medical center to provide medical services to underserved populations in Adenta, an impoverished community outside Accra, the capital of Ghana. Providing primary healthcare services to the underpriviledged in this community as well as managing acute and chronic illnesses will help improve the overall health of the community. The building for the medical center, provided by the founders is about 95% completed and needs to be equipped.
$5,420
total raised
50
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

The incidence and prevalance of communicable and non communicable diseases eg. hypertension, diabetes, cancers, high cholesterol, etc, in Ghana is on the rise. The key health indicators for this country which includes high infant mortality rate of 56 per 1000 live births, the average life expentancy is 57 and 63 years for males and females respectively also warrants a need for increasing access to primary care services

Solution

Setting up a non profit medical facility in the Adentan community to provide medical services to the underserved will significantly improve the health of the community. Focusing on screening will help increase case finding, and address diseases at early stages which will help improve outcomes and decrease morbidity and mortalilty. Deligently managing communicable and non communicable diseases will help reduce poverty in the long run and also decrease the burden on existing health systems.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help redefine health care delivery in Africa through Ghana to one that is primary care focused, patient centered, and acceptable to the communities it serves. We will screen 50,000 patients in a year for diabetes, high cholesterol, HIV, diabetes, anemia and effectively manage patients who are affected. Screening and prevention of diseases will help decrease the incidence and impact of communicable and non communicable diseases.

Resources

http:/​/​bostonmedicalservicesghana.org
Project website

Organization Information

Boston Medical Services-Ghana

Location: Worcester, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bostonmedicalservicesghana.org
Boston Medical Services-Ghana
Project Leader:
Ama Ahenkorah
Worcester, Massachusetts United States

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