It is the vision of WAHF to establish a Specialist Tertiary Care Medical Center at Juaben in the Ashanti region of Ghana. This will be a 250 bed “green” facility with high tech infrastructure and state of the art equipment that will be patient centered and provide compassionate care in a serene and invigorating environment.
This vision is in consonance with the Government of Ghana and Ministry of Health key policy directive of focusing on development led by the private sector through increased emphasis on the use of non government and private health providers.
Long term objectives
- To establish a state of the art Specialist Tertiary Medical Center of Excellence. The proposed Center shall be constructed in phases. The initial phase shall see to the establishment of a Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The other Specialist Hospitals shall be phased in with time
- To make world-class, quality healthcare affordable to the people of Ghana, as well as the West African sub-region. The Foundation also aims to improve the human condition at the center of an academic culture devoted to excellence in health education, patient care, basic science, clinical and medicinal plant research.
It is anticipated that in the not too distant future a wave of retiree physician/dental specialists in Europe, North America, Africa and other parts of the world shall be returning to the sub-region and hopefully could be prevailed upon, recruited or volunteer to give a helping hand in patient care and teaching. The younger Specialists not ready to relocate could take working/vacation assignments at the proposed Medical Center.
The Hospital of Excellence shall provide:
- Post-graduate training and capacity building for healthcare providers of Ghana and the sub-region
- Information –Communication Technology (ICT) and Distance Learning Center
- Dedicated Facility to conduct workshops, forums, conferences and other educational programs in collaboration with existing local (i. e. KATH and KNUST), regional and international educational and healthcare institutions
- Research Center-the Foundation shall participate in research in basic science, epidemiology, medicinal plants, food/nutrition and clinical studies
- International Volunteer Network: WAHF will actively seek affiliation with international healthcare institutions, agencies and health professionals
- This facility will serve also as a referral center for the various clinics, hospitals in the Ashanti Region, rest of Ghana and the West African sub-region.
Short term objectives
- To adopt and support an existing health facility and village in a rural area in Ghana. This will include but are not limited to recruiting volunteer faculty, procuring medical equipment and supplies for the adopted health facility, and malaria prevention and control. Some infra-structural improvements of the health facility shall also be made at the expense of the Foundation when deemed necessary, after consultation with the appropriate governing authorities.
- To engage in local and public community outreach programs to disseminate information about health, environment, nutrition, personal hygiene and sanitation To participate in research such as epidemiological studies and disease prevention in Ghana.
WAHF aims to promote health through Wellness Education and Disease Prevention. This will be done through unrestricted, comprehensive medical and public health outreach interventions and educational programs that cover the following:
- Health & Wellness Education
- Medical Missions
- Medical Equipment / Surgical Supplies Donation
- WAHF Malaria Control Program