The Hospital Support Project is a cost-effective approach to simultaneously alleviate deficiencies in access to medical equipment, clinical training, and biomedical engineering. This has facilitated sustainable improvement in the availability and quality of health care delivery for over 2 million people.
The GMH Hospital Support Project consists of 3 major components:
- We procure high priority life-saving and diagnostic medical equipment that empowers healthcare workers with the tools they need to effectively save lives and provide reliable care.
- We run quarterly clinical training workshops for our inter-hospital community network of GMH Ambassadors (senior nurses in each facility), which provides critical life-saving skills for 500+ hospital nurses, facilities collaboration and resource sharing, and trains on-ground volunteers on daily monitoring and data collection protocols.
- We procure essential engineering tools and provide an annual 4-day national training conference for all northern-based hospital engineers to ensure our donated equipment has maximum longevity and optimal function.
Phase I provided the project’s proof of concept over a 7-year period using a sample of 14 district hospitals distributed across the 2 most remote and resource poor regions of Ghana. We are now ready to begin reducing our intervention in the Upper Region hospitals and expanding into new territory with greater need. By expanding this project and uniformly improving health delivery across Ghana’s most underdeveloped regions, we can build health workforce capacity and create a stronger health system that will produce increased economic growth and human development.