Please find out how BOA-Afrika e.V. was already able to help:

2017: Medical instruments for Tinkong

 

 

 

We visited Tinkong for the first time only this year, because our project coordinator told us about the problems the clinic faces every day.

 

Of course we were immediately willing to help and asked for a list with things the clinic staff needed the most. 
So we donated dressing material, medicines, gloves, blood pressure instruments, glucometers, thermometers, one fetale doppler and a complete set of medical birth instruments.

 

2017: Help for Okrakwadjo

 

 

Since 2012 BOA-Afrika e.V. is supporting the clinic in Okrakwadjo.

 

Every time we are in Ghana we bring medical equipment to their health facility.

 

This time we took thermometers, dressing material, one fetale doppler and sterile birth covers from Germany to Ghana. Furthermore we bought additional dressing  material, medicines and different kind of gloves in the capital Accra. 

2017: 61 glasses for Ghana

Before traveling to Ghana we asked family and friends for glasses that are not in use anymore and could be therefor given to needy people in Ghana.

In total we took 61 glasses with us and gave a few of them directly to people in Amanokrom. The rest of the glasses will be distributed among people with eye problems who cannot afford the costs of 60 € to get a new pair.

2017: More help for a hospital in Mampong/Ghana

We were able to support the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong several times in the past. So of course this time we brought a lot of items for the clinic staff from Germany again and later bought more things in the capital "Accra".

Before traveling to Ghana this time we asked people for their old glasses on Facebook. In the end we were able to collect almost 60 pairs. The team of the eye department happily received them and will give them to needy people who cannot afford to pay 60 € for new glasses.

Other items we could donate were katheters, different kind of tubes, an inhalation machine, respiratory masks, dressing material and ECG electrodes.

2017: Health insurance for Ghanaians

Last year a young German lady decided to make a special birthday wish. Instead of receiving a usual present she asked her workmates for donations for our charity.

We were absolutely stunned when we found out about her wonderful gesture and happily spent the money on paying the health insurance for people from Ghana.

 

2017: Help for Mampong

When our project coordinator Abi told us about the bad situation in the regional hospital in Mampong, we decided to help as fast as possible.

 

So after packing a box that contained several blood pressure instruments, stethoscopes, thermometers and other medical things we went to the post office in Berlin and made everything ready for the shipping of the parcel.

After about four weeks the donations arrived in Ghana where Abi collected them from Koforidua and delivered everything to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong.

2015: Mosquito nets for Kenia

End of 2015 we were able to donate 100 mosquito nets to people from Kenia. 

 

Especially pregnant and breastfeeding women, widows and disabled received a net and were happily dancing and singing for us to say "Thank you!". 

The town where the project took place is called Kaptama and lies in the western part of Kenia close to the border of Uganda. 

2015: New matresses

BOA-Afrika e.V. bought six new matresses for the Health Centre in Okrakwadjo/ Ghana.

Furthermore we took a lot of different dressing materials and medical instruments from Germany to Ghana. The staff of Okrakwadjo is always in need of those items to be able to treat their patients properly.

Together with the matresses BOA-Afrika e.V. could also buy a new hanging scale to weigh the children, one blood pressure instrument and two glucometres with extra stripes.

2015: ECG and more

Again we have brought lots of medical items to Ghana. Those items are not in use anymore in German hospitals, because they are too old or vasectomy of medical instruments would be too expensive.


So we have received an ECG, many scissors and forceps and a bag valve mask.


Most donations went to Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong/ Ghana, but little of it also was received by the staff of Okrakwadjo Health Centre.


Furthermore we brought laboratory and dressing materials with us.

2015: Elisabeth is happy

Elisabeth visited us in our Ghanaian home one day to ask if we could pay the costs for her health insurance.


She told us that she was born in 1957, worked at the nearby market, but didn´t have enough income to be able to pay for the health insurance herself.

She was worried about what would happen to her in case she got sick and couldn´t afford a doctor.


Of course BOA-Afrika e.V. happily went with her to the insurance office.

So now Elisabeth is not afraid anymore to become sick, because she knows she will receive medical treatment for free then and be able to continue working after her recovery.

February 2014: Package of medical instruments

A package with about 15 kg of scissors, forceps, laryngoscopes, blood pressure instruments and other donations has arrived at Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong/ Ghana.

The staff of the clinic was really happy about having more medical instruments for examinations and operations available now.

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January 2014: Package for Ghana

A package full of medical instruments is on its way to Ghana.

We have received the items from a hospital in Berlin/ Germany, that didn´t need them anymore.

2013: One more year...

In 2013 BOA-Afrika e.V. paid the costs for the health insurance for one more year for several people from Amanokrom/ Ghana.

2013: Mosquito nets against malaria!

In July 2013 BOA-Afrika e.V. happily surprised many children of a primary school in Ghana.

 

The day before summer holidays 144 young boys and girls received not only their school certificate, but also life-saving mosquito nets.

Before distributing the nets, several employers of the nearby Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in Mampong explained how to use the nets correctly.


2012: We registered 136 people...

In 2012 BOA- Afrika e.V. registered 136 people to receive health care in Ghana.

 

Especially children are subjected to diseases. 1400 children die because of malaria every day.

 

If children could be treated by a doctor early enough, they had the opportunity to recover.

The main problem is that many parents are too poor to pay the costs for the national health insurance. So parents can´t work and children can´t go to school if they are not healthy.

 

At the end it is like a cycle that must be broken, because healthy parents can go to work and earn money to buy food and pay school fees.

Healthy children can go to school regularly and find oneself a well-paid job later.

2012: Health Centre Okrakwadjo/ Ghana

In 2012 BOA- Afrika e.V. was able to buy several dressing materials (gauze bandages, compresses, disposable gloves, ...) for the Health Center in Okrakwadjo/ Ghana.

Additionally we took over the costs for a hanging scale, a glucometer and a few medical instruments.

The small clinic in Eastern Region also got many things of our Campaign First Aid Box.

Susanne Poick gives the bought glucometre to Vivian.
Susanne Poick gives the bought glucometre to Vivian.


Donations for the Health Centre
Donations for the Health Centre

 


2011/ 2012: Campaign First Aid Box

In many places it's obligatory to carry a First Aid Box in the car.

All these boxes show a date of expiry which needs to be controlled regularly. If the box is already expired, it should be exchanged. Many of the First Aid Boxes are then trashed.

 

In many countries dressing materials are always available, not so in many African countries.

By covering the wounds sterile, you can avoid getting infections which could cause death.

 

BOA- Africa e.V. asked you to donate your expired First-Aid-Boxes. So we were able  to distribute them to hospitals in Africa.

2012 we delivered your dressing donations to the Health Center in Okrakwadjo and to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital Mampong in Ghana.

All donations were accepted with a lot enthusiasm and appreciation. We presented two big suitcases full of dressings, including many gauze bandages, space blankets, compresses and needles.