Human health & sanitation
One of the main concerns of Madamfo Ghana is health care for the people. In the Ghanaian health care system, the prevailing rule is “Cash and Go“ which literally means payment before treatment.
If the patient does not have money, there is either no treatment at all, or the treatment is insufficient.
Bettina Landgrafe witnessed many situations in which patients, whose life was in danger, did not receive any treatment. Working as a registered nurse, she could not accept that situation and decided to make a change. That is why Madamfo Ghana tries to facilitate access to qualified medical treatment to as many people as possible.
Projects on the topic: Human health & sanitation
Kyekyewere Health Center
In recent decades, the population has risen sharply, which is why health care is no longer guaranteed for everyone. The clinic has only a very small room for patients who need inpatient care.
Clinics in the Tain District
Our vision: Stable and sustainable healthcare provision in a remote area in the Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana.
SURGERIES – MEDICAL TREATMENT – MEDICINES
In joint collaboration with the project region’s Department of Health, we pay for the patients’ treatments and surgeries.
Yamah Health Center
The ramshackle building of the region’s only health center is in danger of collapsing – and it is occupied by vampire bats.
„Rtl wir helfen Kindern“-Foundation children’s hospital
Thanks to the support of the “RTL Wir helfen Kindern“ Foundation, we were able to built a children’s hospital with an additional department for prevention and family planning (Child Health Reproductive Unit) in Brodi, a village located in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Bonita Health Center
The Bonita Health Center was built in 2009 and consists of an emergency room with a pharmacy, a department for men, a department for women, the „RTL Wir helfen Kindern“ Foundation Hospital for Children, a department that focusses on prevention, disease control and birth control, as well as housing units for the nurses.
Maternity Programme in Traboum
In Ghana, the ratio of maternal mortality and newborn morbidity has increased dramatically. In December 2014, the number of deaths of mothers and newborns has increased from 350 stillbirths per 100,000 live births to 380 stillbirths per 100,000 live births.