G-660

Mammography Machine

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ghana

Location: Accra

Total Budget: $75,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment



There are only five (5) Mammography machines in Ghana serving a population of 23million. Two of these machines are in government hospitals in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions and the rest in private facilities. The La General hospital located in Accra serves a wide catchment area and lacks the facilities to screen for breast and cervical cancers which constitutes about 70% of female cancers. The La community is a typical coastal and fishing community and the level of poverty and illiteracy is high.

Statistics show that current hospital visitation for screening is late and when the cancers are at Stage 3 or 4. Then it becomes too late to treat or cure. Currently about 40,000 females within the high risk age (35years and above) attend this facility without screening annually.This project will educate and facilitate early diagnosis and treatment. With outreach programs, the number of females to be screened can double to about 80,000 resulting in an annual per capita cost of screening of less than a dollar per patient.

Projects funds will purchase equipment and spare parts as trained personnel are already available.

The hospital is prepared to sign an MOU to guarantee the serviceability of the equipment from its Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

Primary Host Partner

District: 9102

Rotary Club of: Accra-Osu RE

Primary Contact: Eric Keyman Defor

Email: ericus59@yahoo.co.uk

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $33,000
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Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Accra-Osu RE (9102)

7-Dec-13

$15,000

-

$15,000

Accra-Osu RE (9102)

17-Dec-13

$2,000

-

$2,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$33,000

-

$33,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$25,000

-

$25,000

Total

$75,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

7-Dec-13

System Entry

Creation of project page.

17-Dec-13

System Entry

Pledge of $2,000 by Patience Laryea of the Rotary Club of Accra-Osu RE, District 9102.

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