We face a problem today in our country Ghana where the big main government hospitals do not have enough beds for patients. Most patients are transferred there from various hospitals since that is where most specialist in Ghana operate. To be able to solve this problem or even make situations better, my friend and I plan on raising funds to donate hospital supplies such as beds, bed lining, chairs and mats to these main hospitals.
I the initiator of this program along with a friend came up with this project during our Change the World master class during our Oxford University Summer Program to give back to our community in our own little way. We are very passionate about this and we are ready and determined to make this project a reality.
The thought that run through my mind seeing my sister who once fainted and was taken to 37 military hospital being attended to was disturbing. My experience in the hospital was quiet unpleasant as that was my first time seeing sick people on the floor and on chairs due to lack of beds. My sister had to sit fainted on a chair receiving her intravenous drip whiles my dad went around the hospital with my auntie trying to get a bed for her. I couldn’t stand the sight of the scene and till date, I cannot get myself to forget about this day and it saddens me that the hospital is still facing such problems. It has always been a dream of mine ever since that day to at least make a change in the hospital. I shared this experience with a friend who was as interested as I was so we decided to take initiative.
This project aims at improving the conditions under which patients get treated in these government hospitals. Time is key in the medical field and the money made online would be added to the one we are able to make here in Ghana and would help us purchase the hospital supplies (beds, bed lining, chairs and mats).Once we are able to get the funds needed, we will kick start our project and make a difference in our community. We would like you to help us in your own way as we improve on the healthcare in our country