Hi! We’re Josh and Abby. Josh is from Ghana, and I (Abby) am from the USA.
Josh and I have been looking for a way we could give back to his community for a LONG time! Now that we were able to finally come home (to Ghana) and see it for ourselves, we know we have an amazing opportunity for good right in our hands!
Josh’s sister Priscilla is an amazing doctor who has worked tirelessly to save many lives, particularly birthing women. She knows first hand what the needs of her community are and believes very strongly that providing this hospital will have a huge impact on the wellbeing of their community.
We don’t want this to be just any hospital, but one that pays particular attention to women, birthing mothers, and children. We don’t want cost to be what stands between life and death, so our goal is to be able to not turn anyone away!
We also aim to educate and develop community outreaches. As education will be a huge preventative measure for the community.
When looking for ways to help we always have to look first at lasting/sustainable impact. We believe this will meet that expectation and will be life saving, educational, and even a way to provide new jobs for the community.
The Buahin family is willing to donate their land, and home, to provide this hospital to the community. We just need a little extra help to make it a reality! ♥️
Everything will be done in phases and will need partnership and support all along the way!
As a doctor working in a district hospital, we often witness several instances where patients don’t access healthcare because of the cost or lack of education. Patients resort to traditional, unsubstantiated methods, which result in very serious outcomes. An example is the high stillbirth rate because pregnant women do not access healthcare facilities for antenatal services or delivery. Some perform unsupervised home deliveries sometimes resulting in complications and fatal outcomes.
The health sector in our rural communities in Ghana is inadequate, inaccessible, or both. Even with the national health insurance system in place, families cannot access many services and specialist care because those services are not covered. Our Healthcare system is grossly understaffed with poor remuneration for workers and a lack of equipment needed to provide common basic health care. These coupled with the high illiteracy in our rural communities lead to mortalities and morbidities that are preventable.
Individuals in our communities die every day because even the basics needed to sustain their lives are not available. How many district hospitals have ECG machines, defibrillators, ventilators, oxygen supply systems, ultrasound machines, x-ray machines, properly equipped laboratories, and access to blood banks?