On Friday, December 18, 2009, MedShare facilitated the shipment of a container load of 44 hospital bed and mattress donations for KUNTA KINTE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL(KKOH) in the impoverished West- African country of GHANA. This is MedShare’s third shipment to KKOH and we hope to send more soon! The 200 bed facility is located in Mampong Akuapem in the eastern region of the country and is a charitable endeavor of the INTERNATIONAL SOS SOCIETY.
The medical staff at KKOH are dedicated to providing treatment and rehabilitation to polio victims, amputees, accident victims, and other physically disabled patients in Ghana. Check out this video to learn more about KKOH.
MedShare also sends special thanks to the Cleveland-based partner organization MEDWISH INTERNATIONAL for all their efforts in locating these available bed donations from AKRON GENERAL HOSPITAL and loading and shipping them from Ohio!