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Asantehene Leads $10 Million Drive to Renovate KATH’s Inpatient Wards.

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has taken the helm of a fundraising campaign aimed at garnering $10 million to renovate the inpatient wards at Kumasi’s Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

KATH is an institution with a storied history since its establishment in 1955. It has grappled with insufficient renovations, leading to compromised inpatient care. This $10 Million project to renovate KATH’s wards encompasses the overhaul of blocks A, B, C, and D. It has been designated a pivotal facet of the 25th Anniversary legacy projects. These projects commemorate the forthcoming anniversary of the Asantehene’s enstoolment. The visionary “Heal Komfo Anokye Project” was introduced as a potent catalyst for change.

Current Financing Of The Health Sector In Ghana.

The health system’s revenue streams include non-tax sources, taxes, donor contributions, and individual out-of-pocket payments. Government of Ghana’s financial input accounted for 67.5% of the MoH budget in 2022. The external health assistance declined from 25% (2015-2019) to 11%. Fiscal limitations, coupled with capacity deficits, debt, and low health priority, cast uncertainty on lasting primary healthcare funding. In a call to action, Otumfuo urged the initiation of $10 Million to renovate KATH’s wards, rallying support from both the public and corporate sectors.

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The $10 Million campaign to renovate KATH’s wards envisions each donor contributing $10. This concerted effort aims to reimagine KATH’s wards. It aims to transform them into state-of-the-art, patient-centric spaces that will be a boon to the greater Ghanaian populace. Leading the “Heal Komfo Anokye Project” team, Samuel Adu-Boakye has outlined a strategic blueprint to mobilize funds from both the public and corporate spheres.

With a shared vision, the team strives to establish a groundbreaking model of healthcare, fostering a patient-friendly environment that will reverberate beyond the hospital’s walls. This $10 Million campaign to renovate KATH’s wards, represents a pivotal step toward realizing the full potential of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and, by extension, the betterment of the nation’s health and well-being.

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