In 1989, the founder of our foundation was confronted with the medical needs of a small regional hospital in Ghana. In collaboration with some of his friends, the foundation ‘St. John Hospital Ghana’ was created in 1990. The aim of the foundation was to support the medical needs of St. John of God Hospital and achieve better healthcare. The fundamental beliefs of our foundation are the respect for life and the human right to a dignified existence.
St. John of God Hospital is a district hospital located in the town of Duayaw Nkwanta, in the mid-west of Ghana. In total, approximately 250,000 people use the hospital.
Today, the St John of God Hospital has an annual budget of € 3,500,000. The hospital provides medical assistance to the local residents. It has about 300 staff members, 8 of whom are doctors. The hospital has a capacity of 150 beds, 6,000 admissions are realized annually. Every year, 90,000 patients are treated on an outpatient basis.
Currently, there is little knowledge in Ghana about orthopedic medicine and rehabilitation medicine, while conditions that are eligible for orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation are frequent and children in particular can benefit greatly from timely orthopedic intervention with adequate post-treatment.