News Release

LDS Charities Improving Healthcare in Rural Ghana

Medical equipment bolsters local health clinics

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working with The Hunger Project - Ghana to improve maternity/newborn care and health service to rural villages in Ghana. unger Proje


Medical equipment was presented to four medical centers in the epicenters of Agyapoma, Darmang, Kwakyekrom and Asenema, villages located in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Samuel Erasmus Afrane, Director of The Hunger Project remarked, “LDS Charities goes the extra mile to support people. Pregnant women no longer have to go other places to deliver their babies. Thank you for meeting the needs of our people. ”

More than 25,000 people, living in communities supported by the four medical facilities will benefit from this contribution from LDS Charities. Each facility received a new birthing bed, infant resuscitation kits, delivery aids and infant scale, as well as an autoclave, vaccine refrigerator, and blood pressure monitoring equipment.

Village Chiefs, medical professionals, midwives, nursing staff, and representatives from Ghana Health Service were on hand for the ceremony. Expectant mothers, mothers with infants, and village residents rejoiced as they saw the improved equipment in the medical facilities.

Nana Amakwa Yeboah, Chief and leader of the area said, “We express our gratitude to LDS Charities. I would never have dreamed we could have such good equipment in our health clinics. You have blessed the lives of many, especially our mothers and their babies.”

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