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Ghana Launches the Construction of 111 Hospitals

The government of Ghana has secured US$100 million fund through the Ghana Investment Infrastructure Fund for the implementation of so-called ‘Agenda 111’ to build 111 hospitals across the country to bridge the health infrastructure deficit in the country.

The plan involves the construction of the new healthcare facilities including 101 district hospitals, two psychiatric hospitals, seven regional hospitals, and the redevelopment of an existing psychiatric hospital in the capital city of Accra.

Adjaye Associates firm, responsible for design, has recently revealed the design of the first hospital. All district hospitals will follow roughly the same design. However, each will be highly adaptable to meet the unique geographic conditions of each individual setting.

On 17th August 2021, Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was present at a sod-cutting ceremony at the site construction of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Hospital to kick off the official launch of Agenda 111 which will  “lead to Ghana becoming a Centre of Medical Excellence and a destination for medical tourism.”

“It is envisioned, under a public-private partnership, that the Ghana medical corps, a volunteer corps of medical specialists which will tap into the skills and resources of Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians locally and abroad, using IT and telemedicine to support the delivery of health care and training, will be established by 2023,” the president of Ghana stated.

Sources and picture: the official website of President of Ghana, Adjaye Associates