June 5, 2021
Greetings in the name of Christ!
We are excited to share with you the advancement of the Dental Clinic and Nursing School project associated with the Methodist Hospital in Ankaase, Ghana. We have partnered with the hospital leadership in their vision to establish this much needed dental clinic for the local community AND include a one-of-a-kind dental nursing school for the nation.
Ghana has about 350 dentists, mostly located in the 2 largest cities, serving a population of more than 27 million. The need for dental care in the country far exceeds the current capacity. This degree program will train up to 30 students annually to become qualified dental nurses who can provide primary dental care and assist in dental procedures.
Crosspoint Global Health has partnered with the Ankaase Methodist Hospital from the beginning of this project and continues to help raise resources. We have made the completion of the Dental Clinic and School our primary goal for 2021, https://www.facebook.com/Crosspointglobal/, and https://www.crosspointgh.org/. Please note the photos and video at different stages.
Multiple stakeholders from Ghana, Europe and the United States have contributed significantly to raise support for equipment and provide the building. Over $120,000 over the last two years has been donated to meet the forecasted cost of $200,000 leaving us to raise $80,000 to complete the project.
We are blessed to have received a Matching Gift Grant from Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation in the amount of $15,000 to assist us to reach our goal. SWMCF is a Christian Medical Missions Foundation, www.swmcf.org, who has partnered with us and generously supported us throughout the years.
This grant means that for every $1 donated, Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation will match with an equal amount up to $15,000. We ask you to prayerfully consider contributing to this essential and unique campaign for improving the health of individuals and communities in Ghana!
We desire this dental outreach of the Ankaase Hospital to be a tangible expression of the love of Christ who makes life whole!