Medical Clinics and Emergency Care
Our first Nurturing Nations medical clinic was held in January of 2018 near Kofikwei, Ghana. These events provide a valuable service to the surrounding community where access to appropriate medical care is extremely limited. In connection with the Ghanaian Health Department, local doctors and nurses volunteer their time and expertise to aid impoverished communities. Many who come to the clinics have never been seen by a trained doctor before. Attendees frequently receive malaria screenings and vision screenings in addition to being examined by a trained professional. Multivitamins are distributed to children to help with malnutrition. Hundreds of patients who would otherwise have no access to medical care have attended our clinics over the years.
Nurturing Nations Medical Facility will be located in the Assin Adadietem Region near Cape Coast, Ghana. Construction began in August 2018 and is ongoing. The foundation was dug and a portion of the walls by two groups of volunteers involved in our Humanitarian Trips. This facility will be a much needed resource for trained doctors to be able to provide competent medical care for the Assin Adadientem community, where proper medical care is extremely rare.
Junior Mark, pictured above, was involved in a motorcycle accident. With help from Nurturing Nations this young boy was able to receive the care he needed and is alive and well today.
In Ghana many people living in poverty have no access to medical care. Payment is required before treatment, making it extremely difficult for those living in poverty to cope with emergency medical needs. Individuals often go without care as a result, even in situations where lives are on the line and prompt medical attention is needed. Nurturing Nations provides medical insurance and pays for necessary care with a special emphasis on helping young mothers and children, including victims of rape and abandonment.
Female Hygiene Project
Nurturing Nations distributes Female Hygiene Kits to our students and gives training on how to use these supplies. Without this, female students would have to stay home from school during their period. Missing school so frequently can impact a girl's test scores and chances of success in her education. These basic supplies give our girls their best chance at success and the education they deserve.