The Luke Society Ghana is one of the oldest and most well-established ministries within the Luke Society family. The partnership dates back to 1988 and the ministry has become a medical model for all of Ghana.
Back then the facility was a three-room hut. Today, it’s a 30-plus acre compound on which sophisticated medical procedures are taking place. The ministry has built a strong reputation for hernia repairs, but also excels in primary care, obstetrics, general surgery and pharmaceutical needs. A pediatric ward is under development. The ministry also has an eye care center about six hours south in Accra.
Dr. Boateng is the director of the ministry and also serves as the Luke Society’s regional coordinator in Africa. He is well known throughout the continent.
The ministry has helped plant dozens of churches in the region and has developed a successful microfinance loan program which has evolved into a regional banking system.
Dr. John Oduro-Boateng
Dr. John Oduro-Boateng is a leader among leaders. He’s a larger-than-life visionary who has been essential for the growth of the Luke Society in Africa. His vast number of connections throughout the continent has been a true blessing for the organization. In his own ministry in Ghana, he is a compassionate and dedicated servant of God who empowers others to serve more effectively.
Population: 26.3 million
Size: 238,533 sq. km, or slightly smaller than Oregon.
Borders: Côte D’Ivoire to the west; Burkina Faso to the north; Togo to the east; Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Religious groups: Christian, 71.2%; Muslim, 17.6%
Primary language: Asante, Ewe, Fante
Literacy (age 15+): 76.6%
Physician density: 0.1 doctors per 1,000 people.
Population below international poverty line: 24.2%
Life expectancy: 66.2 years
Infant mortality rate: 37 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Major exports: Oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, diamonds.
Climate: Tropical; warm and dry on the southeast coast; hot and humid in the southwest; hot and dry in the north.
Terrain: Mostly low plains with dissected plateau in the south-central.