Health
 Ghana
Project #15532

Sefwi Wiawso Health Center

by Jamii Health International

Summary

This project will create a self-sustaining health care system in rural Ghana, one that the local community will ultimately own and operate. This gives them independence and dignity--and avoids needing to rely upon international aid in order to improve their access to health care, prevent disease, and save lives; it also will help fight corruption and lethargy by putting them in charge. We build the health center and teach them how to run it and how to make money to keep it going.
$8,285
total raised
53
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

This is a region with insufficient medical resources for the population, which is rural and poor, and which faces many health issues. Much health care in sub-Saharan Africa is administered by foreigners, not the local population and it is often substandard. International aid traditionally brings dependency, corruption and a loss of dignity. There is a need for self-sufficient health care so that the community can learn to care for its own population and not be dependent upon others.

Solution

Jamii Health International will develop a health center and health system in several stages which will train local personnel and community health workers to simultaneously give curative health services, preventive health education and economic stability through a multi-tiered approach. The foundation will be on solid basic community health care but leveraging technology to reach as many people as possible and to maximize the impact of medical care and disease prevention.

Long-Term Impact

By improving the basic health of the community, people will be able to work more productively, children will grow and learn more dramatically, and the financial burden of sickness will be lessened. This will lead to a more stable and viable population with greater hopes for a better tomorrow.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.jamiihealth.org
home site for Jamii Health International

Organization Information

Jamii Health International

Location: Palo Alto, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.jamiihealth.org
Project Leader:
Alan Spira
Palo Alto, CA United States

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