Ghana, a country on the West Coast of Africa, is one of the most thriving democracies on the continent.  Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. It has often been referred to as an “island of peace” in one of the most chaotic regions on earth. It shares boundaries with Togo to the east, la Cote d’Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and the Gulf of Guinea, to the south. A recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea could make Ghana an important oil producer and exporter in the next few years. In 2016, the estimated population of Ghana is said to be about 28 million.

Ghana Health Sector

In Ghana, most health care is provided by the government and largely administered by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Services. The healthcare system has five levels of providers: health posts which are first level primary care for rural areas, health centres   and clinics, district hospitals, regional hospitals and tertiary hospitals.

According to the World Health Organization, the most common diseases in Ghana include those endemic to sub-Saharan African countries, particularly: cholera, typhoid, pulmonary tuberculosis, anthrax, pertussis, tetanus, chicken pox, yellow fever, measles, infectious hepatitis, trachoma, malaria, HIV and schistosomiasis. Though not as common, other regularly treated diseases include dracunculiasis, dysentery, river blindness or onchocerciasis, several kinds of pneumonia, dehydration, venereal diseases, and poliomyelitis.

The 2015 maternal mortality rate per 100,000 births for Ghana is 319. This is compared with 409.2 in 2008 and 549 in 1990. The under 5 mortality rate, per 1,000 births is 72 and the neonatal mortality as a percentage of under 5’s mortality is 39. In Ghana the number of midwives per 1,000 live births is 5 and the lifetime risk of death for pregnant women 1 in 66.

Evacuation Services

Death of both old and young people can be largely reduced if services of air ambulance providers are embrace in this part of the world. Ghana which is a neighboring country can benefit from this service and help lower death rate in the country. Nigeria is closer to Ghana; it can be used as stabilization point for patients before decisions are made either to fly them abroad for onward treatment if necessary.

This is simply the moving or medevac of patient from lower level of care to higher level facilities. Lack of awareness for air ambulance service is a key factor that is still putting most of African countries behind. In Nigeria, an air ambulance service is available 24/7 but most countries around Nigeria are not aware of this fact.

The Flying Doctors Nigeria offer various medico logistics services ranging from helicopter medevac, fixed wing transfers and commercial flight transfer of patient locally, regional and international. We respond swiftly to emergency calls and response time is mostly between 60 minutes to 90 minutes of call.

About the Flying Doctors Air Ambulance/Medevac Services

The Flying Doctors Nigeria Air Ambulance service specializes in offering air ambulance/medevac, ground ambulances, commercial escort and training services.

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