In Ghana, non-communicable diseases are on the rise. The 2014 Ghana Health Survey reported a hypertension prevalence rate of 13% among adults in the reproductive age. Additionally, 63% of women and 86% of men in Ghana that are hypertensive reported being unaware of their condition (GDHS 2014). This situation is further exacerbated by the lack of healthcare providers. The doctor-patient ratio in Ghana is 1:10,000 and in rural areas it is an abysmal 1:26,000. With this situation, it is imperative we educate and provide quality primary to the underserved and vulnerable population. This would greatly reduce the overburden on our limited healthcare providers and facilities.
OKB Hope Foundation will utilize mobile health, which are vans equipped with telehealth resources to provide convenient primary care to the underserved and vulnerable populations. Additionally, our mobile health vans will serve as an avenue to educate and empower the community members about various diseases and how these diseases can be prevented through lifestyle modifications.
- Facilitate the eradication of preventable diseases and provide proper treatment to the underserved and vulnerable population through health promotion and disease prevention program
- Reduce the overburden on our limited healthcare facilities by carefully monitoring and preemptively treat people who might be at a high risk of chronic diseases
- Bring health care to the doorsteps of the people who have to travel long distances to recieve care