The Ghana Diabetes Association has revealed that approximately 4 million Ghanaians are living with diabetes. In 2015 alone, a total of 266,200 cases were recorded.
Premature deaths of parents create a vacuum in the lives of children. The lucky ones end up in orphanages. Those in rural areas live in abject poverty with little to no chance for education. Agoh Foundation seeks to prevent these premature deaths.
In a recent study from greater Accra, 34% of the individuals were aware of their high Blood Pressure, 18% were receiving treatment, and only 4% had their BP controlled. Ghanaian patients often present late with complications of hypertension such as heart failure, stroke, and chronic renal failure. Effective treatment of hypertension could prevent 250,000 deaths each year in sub-Saharan Africa. “Hypertension in rural Ghana”, Addo et all.