Sankofa Medical Charities, an American charitable nonprofit, gave 37 Military Hospital in Accra a dialysis machine and four mechanical dialysis chairs worth a total of $30,000 to boost the hospital’s capacity to deliver quality healthcare. Secretary of Sankofa Medical Charities, Dr. Al –Majid Adams, presented equipment to the hospital on behalf of the CEO of Sankofa Medical Charities Dr. Leonard Gyebi.
Dr. Adams noted that Sankofa Medical Charities was passionate about serving underserved and marginalized communities. He observed that kidney disease was a major health issue that was also expensive to treat, leaving many patients in need of assistance to access to care and treatment. Dr. Adams explained that even though the 37 Military Hospital’s Dialysis Unit was one the best in Ghana, the unit still had significant needs that informed the nonprofit’s decision to reach out to provide support.
The Commanding Officer of 37 Military Hospital, Brig. General Nii Adjah Obodai received dialysis equipment and described the support as timely, noting that the equipment would enhance the capacity of the hospital to provide better services in the treatment of dialysis and emergency cases.
37 Military Hospital is the third healthcare institution to benefit from the support of Sankofa Medical Charities. The nonprofit recently provided equipment for Tamale Teaching Hospital (Tamale, Northern Region) and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi, Ashanti Region). Other hospitals are currently in line for similar supports from Sankofa Medical Charities.