We are the ones who venture into places many may dread, and consider inaccessible. We, indeed Defy Barriers.
According to WHO, 94% of all maternal deaths occur in low and lower middle-income countries. Skilled care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborns. Our strategic activities seek to reduce barriers that limit access to quality maternal health services by confronting the “Three Delays” Model and addressing ‘Grassroots’ belief systems, whiles advocating for potential Maternal Mental Health victims.
Public Health and Advocacy
This involves a series of medical outreaches and public health in villages, communities, schools, etc. Our comprehensive strategic plan seeks to Protect, Promote and Maintain the health of our communities, especially in the villages.
Unique Laboratory Services
Due to long-distance travel, most rural folks do not visit the hospitals for regular examination or check-up and only do so when situations get worst and most at times leads to death. This defeats our efforts in achieving the MDGs. Our Mobile- Outreach- Laboratory system thus helps render free services to the Rural Folks through health screening exercises during public health activities.
Mental Health Service Delivery
In partnership with Alliance on Mental Illness.
Volunteer and Intern in Ghana at various psychiatric units and clinics, assist and be part of the psychiatric unit’s team to undertake all activities carried out at the center including; home visits, case search, attending to cases, health education, talks, etc. Key areas include:
- Protection of the Vulnerable through Advocacy
- Mental health promotion
- Mental health service and Rehabilitation
- Mental health research
- Community and Youth programs
We investigate, create relationships, and network to ascertain why some hospitals perform better (in the area of latest treatment advances, methodology, etc.) than others in certain sensitive areas with the same available structures and human resources for purposes of skills and knowledge cross-fertilization. We also invite international health organizations and individuals who are leaders in certain areas of health delivery to conduct Training, Seminars, Workshops, and Treatment for our in-country health workers whiles they also learn from our health care systems and delivery.
Universal Health Placement
This first phase of the project after the seminar involves the placement of volunteers at various hospitals and clinics at the same time embarking on the public health / medical outreach activities. Most of the placement will be tailored to the individual needs of the volunteer and would mostly involve facilities in both rural and urban settings to enable every volunteer to have a feel of how general health services are rendered in a community-based setup and will allow for advance learning in community medicine in the tropics and to be precise Ghana.
During this period volunteers will assist and be part of the unit’s team and will take part in all activities carried out at the units and departments. Volunteers can choose a special department or agree on a rotational system. You will receive a detailed activity plan for both phases.
Medical Outreaches / Public Health and Advocacy
The second phase after some days of working at the hospital involves a chain of medical outreaches to be carried out in villages/rural areas, communities, schools, etc. whiles working at the hospital.
- High School Students (Young adults, 13 years and above) who want to venture into the medical profession, as well as para-medics
- Students in the field of Medicine with an interest in internships
- Students doing their Residency
- Professionals are willing to bring their knowledge to bear.
Community Ambulance Services
The cost of one soul is valueless, and Health Militia takes nothing for granted. As part of a life-saving intervention, we strive to respond to emergency cases where we can to avoid the loss of lives.
National Health Insurance Services
We reach out to the uninsured by assisting them to get enrolled in the National Health Insurance Scheme. This way they would be able to access healthcare at any nearby health facility with their insurance card. Everyone deserves it.
Intern in our partner hospitals and clinics to serve as an extra hand in various facilities, and also learn and have a feel of how general health services are rendered in the tropics, and at different community set-ups.
Supplies / Sponsorship
As part of the organization’s Safety Net responsibility, we lobby for, and provide medical supplies or equipment to available CHIPP Compounds or rural health centers to facilitate health delivery, as well as payment of medical costs for specific health conditions of individuals who cannot afford.
Please Note: Also available Medical Internship for Academic Credit.
Select a department, or departments, and then decide on a Rotational Plan. Whatever your interest is, we have a plan for you.
GENERAL OUTPATIENT AND IN-PATIENT SERVICES
DENTAL – ORAL AND MAXI-LO FACIAL SURGERY
EYE CARE OPTICAL SERVICES (OPHTHALMOLOGY)
EAR, NOSE and THROAT (ENT)
TRAUMA AND ORTHOPEDIC CARE SERVICES
ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
MENTAL AND CHILD HEALTH (ANC, PERI NATAL, POST NATAL)
OUTREACH SERVICES (REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH, FAMILY PLANNING
- VCT AND ART SERVICES
- HIV/AIDS COUNSELING SERVICES
More Facilities are created over time as the hospitals acquire new statuses and responsibilities. As such, departments are mostly more than what we have listed above. Please contact us if you need something that you can not fine.