The global health community has made significant strides towards achieving Universal Health Coverage since the Alma Ata Declaration, yet inequities in coverage due to poverty continue to impede such efforts. In Ghana, this situation is even worse in rural communities where many residents, who are typically farmers, are still unable to access healthcare due to financial barriers such as user fees.
Since inception, Cocoa360 has focused on the exclusive application of the “Farm-For-Impact"
model to non-salaried expenses at its Tarkwa Breman Girls School, as this was the clearest path to establishing community buy-in. Going forward, we are focused on increasing the scale of our farm output to expand the model to eliminate user fees at our clinic; with the goal to bring Cocoa360 into alignment with its healthcare and research mandate.
OUR WORK SO FAR
Our clinic enjoys strong partnerships with public entities as well as private non-profits.
Historically, donor funding and selected partnerships have facilitated the subsidies that are provided at our Tarkwa Breman Community Clinic.
These partnerships are invaluable to bringing Cocoa360 into alignment with its subsidized healthcare mandate.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
In 2018, Cocoa360 formed a partnership with PROJECT C.U.R.E, a relief organization dedicated to bridging the medical supply and equipment resource gaps experienced by hospitals and clinics in underserved communities.
This partnership ensures that our clinic will be able to receive biomedical equipment and general supplies, and thus provide an enhanced level of diagnoses, treatment and care for the patients we serve.
This provision of site-specific medical relief provides the immediate benefit of increasing access to quality care and the long-term benefit of strengthening the healthcare system of our community.
We are currently seeking to raise the $25,000 needed to ship a CURE cargo container filled with over $400,000 free medical supplies and equipment to our clinic before March 2021.