HopeXchange, a medical charity, has built a specialized hospital at Santase in Kumasi to help train and equip medical personnel with the right attitude, willingness and skills to address local pressing healthcare needs.

?By creating this hub for healthcare innovation we are seeking to introduce a unique mix of clinical care, research and training to help improve healthcare delivery in Ghana and Africa as a whole, Mr Mario Cappello, President HopeXchange, told the Ghana News Agency in Tema,

According to him, the immediate clinical care programmes include maxillofacial surgeries and transitional research and treatment of diseases including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Mr Cappello said the project also aims at addressing major health issues particularly those that affect women and children in sub Saharan Africa.

?We have considered infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, maternal-child health (parental screening, nutrition and immunizations) and cancer (with special focus on breast, cervical and prostate cancer) as our prime focus for now?.

He said HopeXchange aspired to have a significant and enduring impact on healthcare in Ghana and some countries within sub Saharan Africa by empowering Africans and in working alongside existing healthcare facilities in host countries to search and find sustainable solutions to the region?s specific healthcare problems.

?By raising the capacity of healthcare in the Sub Saharan Africa and continued medical education, HopeXchange would seek to create a model of intervention for the rest of the developing world,? Mr Capello said.

The land was made available by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi. GNA

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