Accra, Ghana – November 5, 2021: LifeNet International expanded operations to Ghana, marking the milestone with a launch event on November 4, 2021. The launch of LifeNet’s Ghana operations starts the organization’s growth into the West Africa region. The launch event, attended by Her Excellency, the First Lady, Republic of Ghana; Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service; Peter Yeboah, Executive Director, Christian Health Association of Ghana; and key leaders from churches, health facilities, the Ghanaian government, NGOs, media, and engaged stakeholders who are key to transforming healthcare and saving lives in Ghana. Her Excellency, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady, Republic of Ghana provided the keynote address for the event. This event and LifeNet’s expansion to Ghana and the West Africa region were made possible by a partnership with Kingdom Giving Fund (KGF).

“I had the privilege of participating in the official launch of LifeNet operations in the wonderful nation of Ghana,” said LifeNet President Dave Evans. “We were graced by the presence of Her Excellency, the First Lady of Ghana as well as dignitaries from the Ghana Health Service, church denominations, and many partner organizations. This day marks the beginning of LifeNet’s journey to transform healthcare and save lives in Ghana. We look forward to the years ahead!”

LifeNet significantly improves the quality of primary care provided to vulnerable communities. By delivering practical training, tools, and resources directly into the hands of healthcare workers, LifeNet doubles the quality of healthcare they provide and ensures every partner health facility can operate sustainably. In 2021, LifeNet will improve over 5 million patient visits in 6 countries, including 100,000 deliveries, and will empower healthcare workers to save the lives of over 2,000 mothers and babies. 

“The LifeNet model is a great opportunity to improve health service delivery in Ghana,” said LifeNet Ghana Country Director, Idris Buabeng. “It is evident that we have the support of all key local stakeholders and partner facilities who are ready and willing to learn and change. This is our opportunity to indeed save more lives.” 

LifeNet is pursuing its 10-10-10 vision to save and improve millions of additional lives. By the end of 2023, the organization will work in 10 countries, improving 10 million patient visits annually and will do so at a cost of $10 million annually (USD). In 2012, LifeNet launched its asset-based model of healthcare development, beginning with 10 faith-based primary healthcare facilities in Burundi. Today, LifeNet partners with 320+faith-based primary healthcare facilities in Burundi, Uganda, the DRC, Malawi, Kenya, and now Ghana. These facilities provide life-saving, compassionate care for more than 5 million patient visits every year. 

About LifeNet International: Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Michael Spraggins, LifeNet International partners with local, faith-based health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa to bridge the deadly gap separating existing knowledge, tools, and resources from the health workers who need them to save lives. LifeNet rapidly and effectively deploys life-saving and life-improving interventions directly to health workers. Through its growing network of 320+ facilities, LifeNet transforms healthcare for more than 5 million patient visits every year in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, and Ghana.

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