GlobeMed at the University of Southern California partners with Care Net Ghana in Hohoe, Ghana to support women's and children's health and human rights.
GlobeMed at the University of Southern California + Care Net Ghana
GlobeMed at the University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA
Care Net Ghana | Hohoe, Ghana
The Hohoe district offers limited pediatric care to its residents, with a current doctor to patient ratio of 1:62,000.
“Care Net Ghana is committed to cultivating community partnership, embracing diversity and sustainability of our development interventions. We believe in the intrinsic worth of every individual and in the power of our shared commitment.”
– Patrick K. Ahumah, Executive Director of Care Net Ghana
About the Partnership
Founded by university graduates in 1993, Care Net Ghana promotes adolescent reproductive health among youth in the Volta Region of Ghana and is dedicated to delivering efficient and sustainable programs that promote rights and improve the living condition of marginalized groups, especially women and children. They combine basic education with health information, providing women and children with information about how to remain healthy and take actions to improve their own and their families’ health. Their areas of focus are education, health, child’s rights and environmental conservation.
Since 2007, GlobeMed at USC has raised a total of over $16,000 to support Care Net Ghana’s marginalized groups’ access to basic medical and educational needs.
This year, GlobeMed at USC aims to support Care Net Ghana in educating and training 100 volunteers, five each from the 20 villages in the Volta region of Ghana, to become community health workers (CHWs) who will provide pre- and post-natal maternal and child care. The maternal and child mortality rate is high in rural southern Ghana, and with only 0.85 trained doctors for every 10,000 people, resources are highly limited. This project will make progress in creating a sustainable solution to the crisis of maternal health in Volta, Ghana, and ultimately changing the landscape of health for this community.
This training will transform each motivated villager into an efficient, educated, and sustainable resource for his or her community.