Helping 160,000 people
Our health centre provides 24:7 care to thousands of patients every year. It is the only significant health facility in a district of more than 160,000 people, providing emergency services and in-patient (58 beds) and out-patient care for 100+ people daily. We employ more than 100 staff in the centre including doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
New Maternity Facility
We are currently building a new maternity facility. In December 2021, thanks to our supporters, we had the joy of partly opening our Maternity Unit, including the delivery rooms and wards. Since then we have seen 585 babies born, 31% increase from last year. The new facilities are a dramatic improvement on the old services. We now have 21 midwives working for us.
Our next goal is to open a dedicated delivery theatre for Caesarean sections and complex births, currently these operations take place in our main hospital, which only has one operating theatre. Plus we are excited to open the first Neonatal Care Unit in our region of Ghana, this will offer much better prospects for premature and sick babies. Finally, we will open a well equipped pharmacy that will serve all our local communities.
£100,000 will accomplish all these goals and save many many lives. £50,000 has been pledged to match fund all your donations up to the amount. Basically, every £1 you donate gets doubled.
Help us raise £100,000
The new maternity ward will be the largest and most advanced facility in Northern Ghana. For 20 years we have been dedicated to increasing healthcare outcomes for mothers giving birth and babies in our region of Northern Ghana. Mothers from 70 communities in our district are reliant on the services we provide. We are the only Maternity Unit that most of them can access. Newborns are 10 times more likely to die in Ghana than in the UK. We want to radically change those outcomes.
Can you make a donation to partner with us to dramatically reduce the gap?
Helping acutely malnourished children
We have served thousands of malnourished children in our nutritional centre at The King’s Village. This includes admitting severely malnourished children and their mothers for six weeks of intense support and for at risk children, an outreach programme. The development of almost 40% of children in the district are stunted due to malnourishment. Since the nutrition centre opened in 2008 it has saved the lives of over 5000 acutely malnourished children.
Are you able to donate to help feed and house a malnourished child which will dramatically improve their chances of survival?