In 2007, Dr. Ron Cleveland traveled to Ghana's rural Western Region to survey the medical needs of the Nzema people. He discovered an unbelievable lack of access to even the most basic health care. Land was purchased, building plans were drawn, and international partnerships were formed with the Ghana Health Service and the medical mission department of the Ghana Baptist Association.
Fast forward 10 years to today: out of that initial visit came a vision for sustainable health care now represented by the outpatient clinic portion of the "Nzema Baptist Hospital"
In addition to the building and expansion of medical facilities, the region has also been supported by a series of medical missions trips. More than 6,000 patients have received medical care since 2011, many seeing a physician for the first time in their life.
Phase one of the project is complete. Now we direct our efforts to expand the outpatient clinic into a full service hospital focused on maternal care, provision of surgical procedures, and prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.