CHEYENNE, WY, Sept. 16, 2015—Odulair™ CEO, Anita Chambers, and Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama launched the Onuado Program at the Western Naval Command in Sekondi with a mission to make healthcare accessible—that is, close to the people, especially underserviced citizens—in order to close the equity gap in healthcare.
In the spirit of Onuado, meaning “love your neighbor”, the medical services made possible by eight Odulair™ mobile medical clinics will reach 43 districts in phase one alone.
The series of mobile clinics used in the Onuado Program were designed by Odulair™ to address United Nations Millennium Development Goals, specifically, reducing child mortality rates, improving maternal health, and combating diseases.
“We are already seeing the results of it,” said President Mahama enthusiastically, “they have led to the improvement of the health status of Ghanians.” The Onuado Program, including general medicine, as well as eye, ear, throat, nose and dental services, has drastically improved healthcare delivery to the Ghanaian population.
The Ghanaian government spent about one billion dollars on the health facilities over the last five years, the largest investment in healthcare ever made in the history of the country. Ghanaian Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, notes that this investment in the country’s health infrastructure is a great step in the government’s decentralization process.
The success of phase one has President Mahama and Odulair™ moving full speed ahead into next phases of the outreach mission. The Onaudo Program, including mobile clinics and medical services, will expand its scope over the next several years until each community across 43 districts will have its own set of mobile clinics.