REACH is a collaboration between students, professionals and affiliates in Ghana and around the world. Together, the group works to reduce barriers to early detection of diseases, increase access to quality care, treatments and ongoing interventions, and mediate training of health-care workers to impact prevention and control of diseases and conditions which contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality in Ghana. REACH has over 120 members and is still growing.
Research projects initiated by REACH aim at identifying health-care needs and improving the quality, safety and delivery of health care. In the long-term, results from research performed by REACH will provide a framework for the development of solutions to specific health-care issues.
Education projects focus on providing innovative learning tools and materials for health-care professionals in training where there is a real need. The education component of our operations provides internship and volunteer opportunities for local and foreign students.
Community-based initiatives typically begin with extensive research on projects undertaken within the field in the past, leveraging the experiences, successes and failures of these past projects as bases for new initiatives. Projects are planned to include education on preventive methods, training of community health representatives local to the target population, and assistance and monitoring of care for affected individuals. Each program begins with a consultation with the appropriate national agency for the health-care issue being tackled. For example, within the first year of REACH’s operations, the HIV/AIDS and Malaria Working Groups are consulting with the National AIDS Control Program and with the National Malaria Control Program respectively.
REACH projects are planned all year round by Working Groups composed of dues-paying members of the organization who work closely with members of the Advisory Board.
Read more about our currently ongoing projects by navigating the menu to the left.