Rose Ananse Memorial Hospice Care
The African Health Foundation supports Rose Ananse Memorial Hospice Care (RAMHC), a registered charity located in Kumasi, a city in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
The Hospice provides emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual support to terminally ill patients in its catchment area. It works in close collaboration with the doctors and staff of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and the Ministry of Health in Ghana. It also aims to offer seminars and courses to health practitioners and other stakeholders and organisations in order to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
RAMHC seeks to provide care givers with a local point of contact, arrange community visits from trained staff, provide emotional support, and help with basic palliative care education. This provides relief to care givers to enable them to better support patients. The Hospice helps to reduce stress for patients, families and care givers – as well as reducing pressure on local hospitals and health services. Pain is often a primary issue to deal with for both the patient and their families, which RAMHC seeks to address through effective palliative care. This method of handling chronic illness is currently missing in Ghana.
Learn more about RAMHC.