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Meet our partners

Nurses running community clinic

Partnership Model

We work in a collaborative and integrated way and our partnerships are at the heart of what we do. From trusts, grant providers, associations, corporate entities and Non-Government Organisations, we work with partners to deliver our collective goals in Ghana in our mission to enable high standards of palliative and end-of-life care for communities.

Our Partners in Kumasi

Asamang SDA Hospital

The Asamang Seventh-Day Adventist Hospital is a religiously-affiliated primary care facility with 134 beds, situated in Asamang, in the Ashanti Region. It caters to a diverse population of 125,000 people, irrespective of their religious beliefs. The hospital offers a range of primary and specialized healthcare services, including maternity, ophthalmology, dental, ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat), and orthopedic care. As the leading referral center in the Sekyere South District, located east of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, it plays a vital role in the community.

 The hospital employs over 400 staff members and is committed to giving back to the community through its annual mission program, which includes medical and surgical outreach. It also serves as an educational center, training medical doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and midwives, and is the primary practical training site for its own Nursing and Midwifery Training College. The hospital is currently expanding its community services to include cervical and breast cancer screening, as well as dialysis treatments. Starting from 2024, it plans to offer palliative and end-of-life care services

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) – Kumasi

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is a 1200 bed hospital that is a centre of excellence for specialist health care delivery and training. The hospital trains medical students from Kwame Nkrumah University and Technology (KNUST) and specialists’ doctors and nurses. Serving a population of about 15 million people who live mainly in the middle, western and northern belt of the country.

Referrals from neighbouring countries La Cote D’Ivoire and Burkina Faso are also seen in the hospital. The Palliative Care Unit within the Family Medicine Department is run by a consultant, two registrars, five specialist palliative care nurses, a general nurse, a pharmacist and a dietician.

Peace and Love Hospital and Breast Care International - Kumasi

Peace and Love, Hospital Breast Care International, is private hospital and a Non-Government Organisation. The organisation serves as a resource centre for the diagnosis, treatment, counselling, rehabilitation, and research of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and hepatitis infections.

Breast Care International (BCI) was established in 2002 as a Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana, a leading breast cancer advocacy organization in Africa and Globally, providing enabling environment to enhance early detection and reduce the late-stage presentation of breast cancer in Ghana.

Our Partners in Accra

The Greater Accra Hospital, The Ridge (GARH) – Accra

GARH provides 420 beds -with plans for a further 200 by 2023. It shares its palliative care capability with The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and is piloting an end of life triage intervention, embedded in its Accident and Emergency unit. It works in close partnership with The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), sharing staff and capability.

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) - Accra

KBTH is the largest referral centre in Ghana, and the third biggest referral centre in Africa. The Hospital has 2,000 beds and 17 clinical and diagnostic Departments/Units. It has an average daily attendance of 1,500 patients and about 250 patient admissions.

The dedicated Palliative care team which provides ambulatory care, inpatient consults, and home visits, operates out of the Korle Bu Polyclinic with a 42-bed facility that offers primary health care to the Korle Bu community, its environs and the city as a whole. It was established primarily to serve as a service delivery facility in the catchment area. It has been accredited as a training facility for Family Physicians for both West Africa and Ghana Colleges of Physicians since 2003. Te clinic supports up to 200 patients a day.

Matthew 25 Hospice (Koforidua)

Matthew 25 House is a non-governmental organization whose goal is to provide care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). This independent (NGO) Hospice will provide up to 20 beds for end-of-life patients of all faiths and none. Providing dedicated palliative care (PC).

The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (Accra)

This professional academic institution aims to nurture a cohort of nurses and midwives with a capacity to provide specialist services for health improvements in Ghana and beyond.

Directorate for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)

Set up by the Ghana Health Service to ensure that the burden of NCDs is reduced to the barest minimum. Its mandate is to ensure a sustainable quality of palliative and Hospice care practice in Ghana.

Hospice Africa – Kampala

Hospice Africa is a UK charity, founded in 1993 by Dr Anne Merriman MBE, the pioneer for palliative care across Africa. It is committed to providing or supporting the provision of palliative care. The international programs team, based in Uganda, now dedicates their time to connecting with partner organisations in other African countries, training healthcare professionals on palliative care practices, meeting with government officials and advocating the work of Hospice Africa across the continent.

Lancaster University: International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC) and Lancaster Medical School (LMS).

Founded by Royal Charter – 1 April 1963 Lancaster University been a leading academic institution, its international goal to be a ‘go to’ university for research and teaching that transforms lives, communities, practices and thinking across the globe.

The International observatory on End-of-Life Care conducts high-quality cutting-edge research and provide innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers. The faculty is committed to pursuing world class research. It brings together biomedical, medical, and social science researchers to tackle key challenges of the 21st Century within health and medicine.

In 2013, The University of Lancaster in partnership the Transnational Academic Group – launched its Campus in Ghana. Its mission is to provide world-class education and opportunities to students across the African continent

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