Located on the border between Ghana and Togo, the Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba Medical Center serves the poorest of the poor in a remote part of northeastern Ghana. The majority of our patients are peasant farmers who live from one harvest to the next and who depend on our facility for their medical care. Our facility has been a beacon of hope in this area since 1949, first as a clinic and later as a hospital. We came of age as a hospital in the middle of a small tribal war in 1994 when our patients had nowhere else to go.
Each year for the last several years CMRF (Christian Medical Missions Resources Foundation) has sponsored a team of Ghanaian surgeons at Saboba to do general surgical and gynecological operations. This outreach has continued to grow in popularity as the teams have continued to come. This year we hope to reach 200 patients of all ages. We estimate that the costs involved in this effort may reach $20,000. This amount includes the costs of medical consumables and other supplies, the cost of caring for the surgical team, and the cost of caring for patients. In addition, we urgently need to repair some of our operating room equipment such as lights and ventilators so that we will be adequately prepared for the team.