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
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.
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.