Healthcare

The program’s goal is to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates and to increase the current survival rate of 1 in 20 patients (for treatable illnesses) in the Jaman North District in Ghana. The program focuses on providing a sustainable approach to delivering both the medical and eye care assistance. These healthcare components involve doing the following: Delivering  and installing medical equipment; Upgrading  facilities; Conducting short term medical and eye clinics. These services assist the most deprived communities in Ghana where healthcare systems are extremely inadequate and in some instances non-existent.

Medical

SAMPA DISTRICT HOSPITAL FACILITIES UPGRADE PROJECT
Projected timeframe: 2013-2016HC-2
Inadequate facilities result in the high maternal and infant mortality rates, observed in this area. In rural Ghana the maternal mortality rate is 700 (IRIN 2008), per 100,000 live births compared to a rate of 13 per 100,000 live births in the U.S. (UNICEF 2010). This project focuses on raising funds to provide and install the facilities described in Projects 1 & 2 following. The goal is to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates and also to provide adequate and reliable surgical intervention to address the huge backlog of surgical needs that currently cannot be supported by this facility.

Project 1 Medical Laboratory Facility & Equipment Upgrade

Baby Incubator, Vital Signs Monitors
Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram (ECG) Machine, External Defibrillator
Sphygmomanometers (with stethoscopes), Nebulizers..

Project 2 Upgrade 2 Operating Rooms 

Currently, there is only one operating room (with very limited and obsolete equipment) being utilized by the hospital. The second operating room has no anesthesia machine and therefore has been shut down. All the surgical cases in the entire District (of 80,000 people) are supported by a single inadequately equipped operating room. This project focuses on upgrading both ORs with essential equipment required in to be in place for each OR to be fully functional.

Upgrades include providing lighting modifications, operating beds, mobile programmable ventilator with monitor, infusion pump, crash/resuscitation cart, suction machine, anesthesia machine, acute care physiologic monitoring system, pulse oximeter and delivery/caesarean section sets.

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our Facilities Upgrade Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our Facilities Upgrade Project, please go to our Donate page.


SAMPA DISTRICT OB/GYN (SRH) FACILITIES UPGRADE PROJECT HC-2
Projected timeframe: 2013-2016
This project focuses on providing much needed equipment to help improve on the gynecological and neonatal services currently provided by the hospital. Equipment the hospital desperately needs includes fetal monitors, incubators, warmers, infant resuscitation systems, ultrasonic nebulizers, infant weighing scales, fetus detectors and an ultrasound machine.

 If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our OBG/YN and Neonatal Unit Upgrade Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our OBG/YN and Neonatal Unit Upgrade Project, please go to our Donate page.


HC-4EYE CARE

The goal of CLT Inc.’s Eye Care Program in Suma Ahenkro is to focus on prescribing and delivering eye glasses, free of charge, to all patients in Suma Ahenkro with the presbyopia condition by year 2020. This condition is the most common cause of vision impairment and the second most common cause of blindness in the world. This is the reason CLT Inc. is taking this ground breaking approach to addressing this condition by the introduction of this unprecedented eye care initiative – bringing eye care services (first in the history of Suma Ahenkro) to patients in this village. These short term clinics are conducted annually. CLT Inc. plans to expand this program in the future to address not only presbyopia but also screen and conduct cataract surgeries for patients who need such intervention.