Accra Hope Project

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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.

GRAFT STUDENTS CLUB (Coming Soon)

Realizing that you have the ability to change someone’s life for the better is the first step in joining the GRAFT Foundation Student Program. Within each of us is a given strength and compassion that will never reach its fullest capacity until we commit to making that step.

Junior high school, senior high school and university students will form GRAFT Foundation Student Clubs across Ghana and the West Africa sub region. These Student Clubs will contribute funds for the surgical costs of patients, as well as donate toys and school supplies for patients and their families.

Through their combined efforts, strengths and compassion, students have proven that together they can achieve amazing results. As GRAFT Foundation grows so will the student support for programs. Our vision is to help change more lives. Patient needs are great and the number of people who need help can be overwhelming. You have the ability within you to give a part of yourself, and to share your compassion with another human being. This is your opportunity to use your talents to the greatest of your ability. Watch out for a GRAFT STUDENT CLUB in your school soon.

GRAFT HOPE PROJECT 5 (ASHANTI PROJECT)

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GRAFT Foundation will in 2016 provide free plastic surgery repairs to an estimated number of 200 needy patients in the Ashanti Region. These surgeries have been structured in two phases. The first phase would be from May 27th to 5th June, 2016 and the second phase of surgeries from September, 29th to October 9th, 2016. Surgeries will take place at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.

Registration of patients will start from January 2016 to April 2016 at all regional and district hospitals in the Ashanti Region. Screening and selection of Patients will be done in six (6) hospitals across the region; Agogo, Bekwai, Tepa, Obuasi, Offinso and Ejura. Screening process will be from 14th to 25th April, 2016.

An intense 4 months awareness creation and publicity would be put in place to support the registration and screening process. Educational talk shows on TV and Radio will be used to educate the locals on stigmatization of conditions and support systems available to them from GRAFT foundation. GRAFT Foundation media partners include Starr Fm, Atinka Fm, Joy Fm, GTV, Multi TV, Precious TV, Peace Fm, UTV, TV Africa, Citi Fm, Viasat 1 and OK Fm. Radio and TV channels in the Ashanti region will be partnered to help with creating more awareness. Outdoor Advertising including posters will be taken advantage of, to further publicize and boost awareness campaign.

Screened and selected patients for surgeries will be given their respective dates to report for surgeries. Feeding, Transportation and Accommodation for GRAFT Team members and some selected patients will be provided for free.

Operated Patients will be reviewed 2 weeks and 1 month respectively after the dates of the surgeries. Patients needing referral will be referred to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital.

GRAFT Hope Project 5 (Ashanti Project) partners will be advertised as partners on all media interviews, documentaries and will be appreciated with citations and certificates. Carefully selected patients will embark on a “Thank you tour” to show appreciation to sponsors and partners.

The general public, Sponsors, Donors and partners are encouraged to come support this worthy cause to change the lives of the needy in the Ashanti region.

GRAFT TV SHOW

GRAFT TV SHOW

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GRAFT TV Show is a 30 minute Health TV series which tells real life stories of lives changed by the Graft Foundation during the GRAFT HOPE PROJECTS. Each episode reveals the reality of how different People living with anomalies are stigmatized by the society and their families as well. Pertinent issues in plastic surgery and other fields of surgery are discussed weekly with “TOP NOTCH” consultants to unravel how some of these anomalies are acquired and the prevention and cure for such anomalies. It will also serve as an awareness platform and a source of hope for people needing plastic surgery but can’t pay for such services. Read more