Medical Care

Today in the country of Ghana there is only one medical doctor for every 17,000 of her citizens.  This simple fact has a significant impact on those living in the rural areas.   With a population of almost 25 million, roughly 70 – 75% live in rural communities as subsidiary farmers or fishermen.  Individuals born in such villages will live their entire life without having the right or access to medical care.

 

The government runs the healthcare system and has five levels of providers: health posts which are first level primary care for rural areas, health centers and clinics, district hospitals, regional hospitals and tertiary hospitals.  Urban centers are well served, and contain the majority of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in the country. However, rural areas often have no modern health care. Patients in these areas either rely on traditional African medicine, or travel great distances for care if they can afford the cost.

 

Ghana has made significant improvement in health care but it still faces serious obstacles due to persisted challenges in dealing with malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant mortality, the crippling shortage of health professionals, availability of affordable health care and interventions, leading to the widening of health gap between the urban and rural areas, the rich and the poor.

By choosing to donate to Medical Outreach you will be providing a husband, a wife and mother and their children with the God given right to medical care.

Purchase local medication to treat the following categories.
1. Malaria
2. Malaria treated Mosquito Nets
3. Malnutrition
4. Pre-natal Care
5. Muscular Skelton Pain
6. Ergonomic Related Problems
7. Respiratory Infections
8. Illness associated with contaminated drinking water




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