- Date 11 Jun 2016
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Innovative Health Project promotes health delivery by supplying medical equipment and supplies necessary for diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients. In Ghana, there are many health centers where patients share beds with another patients, lie in a broken beds, or make their bed on a mat on the floor.
Basic medical tools and materials such as sterile gloves and needles, bandages, and laboratory diagnostics are not available. Many types of equipment are old and non-operational. Pregnant women and children die needlessly as a result. The Project delivers medical supplies and equipment to resource-starved medical facilities and ensures that the equipment provide immediate benefit of increasing access to quality care and strengthening the entire healthcare system in Ghana. Our mission is accomplished through the following ways:
- Our organization receives non-medical material donations at various collection centers worldwide. These collections are shipped to Ghana for sale. Proceeds are used to buy medical supplies to vulnerable health centers in Ghana.
- The operation of medical supplies collection service. The medical supplies collected are shipped to Ghana for distributions to health centers.
The equipment and materials are distributed through carefully drawn processes involving an on-site needs Assessment, capacity of the institution for effective utilization of donation, the ability of health center to make some contribution and towards maintenance. Items collected are always shipped with the necessary accessories making them fully functional upon arrival in Ghana.
- We have collaborated with Boamens Memorial Health Services (Ghana) & Advocates for World Health (USA) to receive 40ft container load of medical equipment to Nkwaie-Toase Medical Center in the first quarter of 2014.
- The project has also facilitated the donation of 40ft container load of Medical Equipment from Advocates for World Health (USA) to Jilt Health Services, Abrafuo Kokoben, Ashanti. Region in April 2017.