Sanford International Clinic Ghana
In 2011, Sanford announced that it would develop a 10-clinic network in Ghana to provide primary care for children and families. Sanford found Ghana to be an attractive site for long-term development due to its political and economic stability, its need for permanent health care infrastructure (particularly in the rural areas), and its potential for sustainability due to Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme. The network includes development of hub, spoke, and micro clinic facilities, each of which is tailored in size and scope of services to meet the needs of the community it serves. Under this model, hub locations represent the largest facilities situated in the areas of highest population density. Spoke and micro facilities are located in medium-and smaller-sized communities, respectively, in relative close proximity to a hub facility.
Each Sanford facility—whether a hub, spoke, or micro clinic—includes vital rooms, exam rooms, detention areas for provision of IVs and other similar services, wound care centers, laboratory testing, and pharmacies. These facilities provide primary care services to area children and adults, which include the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses in the region, particularly malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory health issues, in an accessible outpatient setting. All services are provided by locally hired physicians/ providers, nurses, and other health care professionals.