In March 2020, GoTHERAPY and the Shai Osudoku District opened the first community occupational therapy center in Ghana to serve adults living with chronic illnesses and children with disabilities.
In October 2019, we collaborated with the Shai Osuduko Community Occupational Therapy Unit, a division of the Shai Osudoku district to host the second annual Stroke Community Re-Integration Program (SCRIP) in Dodowa, Ghana. In preparation for the 8-week program, we transformed an old pharmacy warehouse into a functional space to provide therapy services. Twenty-one stroke survivors participated in SCRIP and 300+ occupational and physical therapy sessions were completed, with survivors demonstrating improvements in their daily activities and ambulation. To continue to meet the growing needs of the community, GoTHERAPY and the Shai Osudoku District collaborated to fully renovate the pharmacy warehouse and transform it into the Shai Osudoku Community Occupational Therapy Center.
COLLABORATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
STROKE COMMUNITY RE-INTEGRATION PROGRAM (SCRIP)
Stroke is the leading cause of death and adult disability. According to the Stroke Support Network of Ghana, more than 600,000 people are living with stroke in the country.
The aim of our Stroke Community Re-Integration Program is to provide occupational and physical therapy services at the doorsteps and within the communities of stroke survivors throughout Ghana. Through our pilot collaboration with the Stroke Support Network of Ghana, Ministry of Health and Noncommunicable Disease Alliance we were able to organize a pop-up rehab clinic for stroke survivors in Eastern Ghana. Read more about our project here.
STROKE COMMUNITY RE-INTEGRATION PROGRAM (SCRIP) PILOT RESULTS
STROKE SURVIVORS RECEIVED OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
DOLLARS IN PRO BONO REHAB & NURSING SERVICES RENDERED