Ghana

Total population: 25,241,998 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $3,100 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $122

In-country partner: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Dr. Emmanuel Ameyaw)

Located in West Africa, Ghana sits on the Gulf of Guinea between Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. In 1957 it became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from Britain.

Life for a Child support

Commenced support: 2012

Communication began in August 2011 with a Ghanaian doctor undergoing training as the country’s first paediatric endocrinologist.  He had just opened Ghana’s only paediatric diabetes and endocrinology clinic, located in Kumasi – until now, children and youth with diabetes have been treated in adult clinics. LFAC will support the centre with insulin, educational materials, and other supplies.