"Raising awareness. Making healthcare accessible to people in Sub-Saharan Africa."
Elijeko Foundation Inc. is a medical non-profit organization based in South Carolina with operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The foundation is managed by volunteer medical professionals in and around Ghana. We focus primarily on preventative health education and promotion; we use social media, radio, television, and community outreach in carrying out our work.
Our founder is an Active Duty United States Navy Hospital Corpsman who has been working hand-in-hand with Medical Doctors, Physicians Assistants and Nurses to disseminate this vital information to people in remote communities around Ghana.
Ghana’s population is soaring but access to quality health care is not available. There are but a few medical facilities available, and those facilities are completely overrun by the patient load. We have witnessed from our community outreaches that people have conditions that require immediate professional medical attention but these people are unable to access hospitals and are also unable to afford the cost of medical care.
As if the lack of accessibility is not enough, Ghana also is currently becoming an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Our medical volunteers have reported a lack of available PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment), and a growing number of front- liners are getting infected by the virus. PPEs are vital in this fight against COVID-19 so we cannot afford for our medical professionals to be at risk for infection.
KIOSK CLINIC INITIATIVE.
We are building a community-based kiosk clinic using shipping containers. We have targeted areas with acute needs, and these kiosk clinics will provide free but quality health care to those who need care but cannot afford or are unable to access healthcare facilities in their area. The kiosk clinic will be equipped with an examination table, examination equipment, and supplies to provide a routine and targeted patient assessment. We are partnering with pharmaceutical centers, laboratories, and other facilities to render these free services. We are grateful to our volunteer medical officers who are willing to dedicate time to serve at these clinics.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
We are partnering with local suppliers to make available PPEs to medical facilities in areas with a higher COVID-19 infection rate. No health care worker should have to worry about their PPE as they fight this pandemic. They need our help to secure and distribute as much PPE as we can.