We will be a force for good through our sustained activity and impact
Activity and Impact 2022 to 2025
This is what we, as a minimum, will deliver, and in line with our values, will hold ourselves accountable to.
The State of Play
There is a critical need for end-of-life care in Ghana and the surrounding regions where mostly family caregivers provide care at home, unsupported by health professionals.
Working with local communities and trusted institutions, our mission is to reduce suffering and hardship in resource poor communities, by unlocking access to quality palliative and end of life care in Ghana.
Poor clinical health provision
Fragmentation, dislocation and under-funding characterise the current landscape for end of life care in Ghana, despite the country’s status as a continental leader in health insurance and strong government and societal support for health system Development.
From a shortage of specialised palliative care staff to inadequate training, poor infrastructure and limited pain relief, there are a number of issues that mean too many die alone, in distress and without dignity.
Poor public health data and planning
There is also a lack of any strategic plan at the national/regional level for palliative and end-of-life care, an absence of meaningful public and demographic Health Data to guide decision-making as well as poor integration across services. Against this backdrop, small investments in end-of-life care can prove transformational.
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Our innovative model
In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of No Poverty (Goal 1) and Good Health and Well Being (Goal 3) we are working alongside other healthcare and community organisations to develop an innovative hub and spoke model that integrates the highest standards of palliative care into existing systems.
Palliative Wards - Hubs
New dedicated palliative wards within the main teaching hospitals in Kumasi and Accra to serve as centres of excellence providing the capability and to transfer palliative skills into mainstream clinical care.
Mobile Clinics - Spokes
Small, agile Mobile Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Teams (MMPCTs) working alongside the existing community capability to support patients, family caregivers and families in hard-to-reach rural communities. These teams will deliver the practical skills, knowledge and clinical interventions needed to care with dignity for life-limiting illnesses across a wide geographical area.
Working with our partners we will also invest in 5 key initiatives which will accelerate the development of an effective end-of-life care ecosystem:
- Health and demographic data
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