Health
 Ghana
Project #8470

Provide health in an impoverished Ghanaian slum

by REACH Ghana

Summary

Women and children suffer the most from poor health in impoverished communities like Glefe in Ghana. We are providing health services to members of Glefe, a slum community outside Ghana's capital.
$6,940
total raised
81
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

In spite of economic progress in Ghana, health conditions remain deplorable: shocking numbers of women die due to complications with pregnancy and childbirth, too many children die before their 5th birthday, and many simply have no access to health-care.

Solution

This project provides access to health-care for Glefe, a slum community near the capital, Accra, where unsanitary conditions and impoverishment leads to high occurrences of disease and premature death. Our project provides essential health screening, treatment and education to residents of this community while tackling underlying causes of disease such as poor sanitation, nutrition, poverty and lack of access to education.

Long-Term Impact

Surroundings will be cleaner; mothers will be healthier and will live to deliver stronger babies; families will be protected from malaria; the community will be educated and energized to recognize the importance of health and ways to be healthier; the world will be a happier place :)

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.reachghana.org
REACH Ghana website
Screenathon Project Page
Our Screenathon 2010 website
Our Screenathon 2010 Pictures

Organization Information

REACH Ghana

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.reachghana.org
REACH Ghana
Project Leader:
Maame Sampah
Washington, DC United States

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