African Children's Hospital
The need for focused care for children and women in Africa is huge and pressing. African countries south of the Sahara have twice the number of children found in an equivalent population in the developed world (40-60% under the age of 16), yet there is only one comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children: The Red Cross Children's Hospital in South Africa.
Because of this lack of access to quality medical care, women and children across all of sub-Saharan Africa suffer needlessly. Where there are hospitals and clinics, many are not fully staffed and do not have adequate medical equipment.
Founded by a Ghanaian physician acutely familiar with the needs of the area, the Amani Medical Foundation endeavors to establish the Amani Medical Center in southeastern Ghana. This facility will be a tertiary care pediatric and women’s not-for-profit hospital and medical school providing services to the most at-risk populations in Ghana and other West African countries.
The African Children’s Hospital is the first phase of the Amani Medical Center. The land for the hospital is near Kpong and the Akosombo Dam, an ideal location close to an urban center (Accra, 50 mi/85 km) yet firmly situated to serve the rural poor.
The Amani Medical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and is also registered in Ghana as a company limited by guarantee.
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