As of November 2016, HIOTWM has plans to finance, build, and staff an “Eye Center of Excellence” at the Narh-Bita Hospital in Tema, Ghana, West Africa.
The purpose of this project is to improve the quality of life for Ghanaians (and other Africans across West Africa) by reducing blindness and other eye specific diseases and conditions. Most, if not all of these types of eye conditions are easily treatable in the United States and it is our goal to provide top-notch quality eye care using a full-time Ghanaian Ophthalmologist and a Ghanaian Optometrist supplemented by volunteer MDs and ODs from the United States in rendering care.
Design Models for Eye Care Center of Excellence:
Groundbreaking Ceremony – April 3rd, 2017:
Foundation Work has Started – October 26th, 2017:
Foundation Fillings – May 2018:
Foundation Done – August 2018:
1. Ultimately, it is our goal to maintain this Center of Excellence where local Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Nurses, Technicians and Surgical Techs can work together to improve the eye care available to the people in Ghana and West Africa.
2. Our vision is to one day expand beyond Ghana into other African countries to be a resource for other Africans in receiving quality eye care assistance.
3. The initial funding capital estimated for this project includes the following:
A. Building: Architectural Drawings, Planning, Permitting, Site Preparation and Foundation Pouring: $60,000.00
A1. Electrical, Plumbing and Structural Framework for Ground Floor: $100.000.00
A2: Interior Finish Work: $180,000.00
A1. Equipment Purchase, Shipping, Installation: (excludes Donated Equipment and its Shipping): $100,000.00
A2. Start-Up Operational Expenses: (includes Marketing, Supplies and Initial Hiring of Nursing and Administrative Personnel): $60,000.00
4. Project Development Components for the Eye Clinic
A. 2 Exam Lanes
B. 2 Testing Rooms,
C. 1 Laser Treatment Room
D. 1 Storage
E. 2 Bathrooms
F. 2 Surgical Suites
G. 2 Operating Rooms
H. 1 Sterile Prep Room
I. 1 Soiled Equipment Room
J. 1 Pre-Op/Post-Op Room
K. 1 Waiting Area
L. 1 Staff Office
M. Staff Washroom
N. 2 Staff Bathrooms.
5. Current Team
A. Help Is On The Way Ministries – USA
B. Narh-Bita Hospital – Tema, Ghana
C. Help Is On The Way Ministries – Ghana
ESTIMATED TOTAL: $ 500,000