Profile: Kasei, Ghana
February 26, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Dr. John Oduro-Boateng transformed the health care of Kasei and the entire region when he began his clinic in 1988.
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Profile: Kasei, Ghana
Ministry: Luke Society Missions Ghana
Location: Kasei, Ghana
Director: Dr. John Oduro-Boateng
Q&A with the director
Q: What are the important components to your ministry?
A: Christ centered evangelism; affordable health services according to Christian principles; noncommercial, cost-effective services.
Q: What factors led you into a career in ministry work?
A: The need to serve my own people, and bridging the gap in health care and evangelism.
Q: Describe some parts of the culture in the region where you operate your ministry?
A: St. Luke Hospital (Kasei) is located in the northern part of the Ashanti region. It's mostly farming communities with a district population over 99,000 people. The majority of the people are northerners. Christianity and Islam are the most dominated religions.
The Emmanuel Eye Medical Centre (Accra), due to fast urbanization within its location and in the Accra, is now surrounded by the cooperate societies. It still serves as good location for the core vision of the place. Christianity dominates in the capital, Accra.
Q: How are you able to witness about Christ in your ministry?
A: Through our daily morning and evening devotions at the various ministry sites; evangelism outreaches; and every encounter with a client is a God-given opportunity to witness about the Gospel.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working in your position?
A: The joy on the faces on the people we serve on a daily basis, and the ability to touch lives in Jesus’ name.
Q: What is your vision for the future of your ministry?
A: To improve the quality of patient-centered care; to make the two ministry sites one-stop medical centers with specialists care in pediatrics, surgery, obstetric and gynacology, family medicine and ophthalmology; for the ministry sites to be a training centers for internships and residency programs; to improve and be innovative with our evangelism program.
Some ongoing examples are: the addition of general medical services to eye services at Emmanuel Eye Medical Center and the plans to setup an eye clinic at St. Luke Hospital in Kasei by the close of 2017.