After serving nine (9) out of ten (10) regions of Ghana, GRAFT FOUNDATION will in this year 2017 change the lives of needy people in the Greater Accra and Eastern regions by providing free reconstructive plastic surgery services. The Project has been divided into two (2) phases;
Phase 1 will see the foundation provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries for poor and needy patients in the two regions from 30th April to 7th May, 2017 at the Shai Osu-Doku District Hospital (Dodowa) and Phase 2 will see the repair of all plastic surgery related anomalies for needy people living in the Greater Accra region only from 24th August to 2nd September, 2017 at the Greater Accra regional Hospital (Ridge).
A 6 months intensive awareness and publicity campaign has been put in place which includes TV and Radio Interviews, Adverts and Jingle airplay, News print publication, Posters, bill boards and handbills. Our media partners include GBC, TV3, TV Africa, Peace FM, UTV, GHOne TV, Light TV, Multi TV, Top TV, Metro TV and all radio stations across the Greater Accra and Eastern regions.
Screening and selection of Patients for phase 1 surgeries will take place at Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua on 14th April, 2017 and Shai Osu-Doku District Hospital, Dodowa on 15th April, 2017. Phase 2 screening will take place from 30th June to 8th July, 2017 at 6 hospitals in the Greater Accra region namely:
Ada District Hospital, Tema General Hospital, Shai Osu-Doku District Hospital, Ga West District Hospital (Akawe), Greater Accra Regional Hospital and the Amasaman District Hospital.
Anomalies to be corrected include but not limited to congenital birth defects including cleft lip & palate, syndactyly, extra digits, neurofibromatosis, post burn contractures, genital filariasis, tumours and other swellings. Surgeries are free but Patients are advised to present National Health Insurance Cards to cater for beds and other consumables to relief the burden of host facilities.
Over 700 lives have been changed since inception of the Hope Projects in 2013.