To increase access to healthcare to less fortunate communities in Ghana by bringing doctors and healthcare personnel to those communities. OHCMC will do this by supporting the existing structures or creating new ones that will help these communities meet their healthcare needs.
Olive Health Community Mobile Clinic (OHCMC) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The organization is founded by John- Jeremiah Kretchy MD, FACP a physician working in the state of Wisconsin, and his wife Mrs. Adelaide Kretchy.
Dr. Kretchy is a Ghanaian native who truly believes that everybody should have access to basic medical care. In 2015, after traveling to his native country Ghana, and saw the untenable situation against diseases that villagers face in Ghana, he decided to launch an organization that will provide free basic healthcare to his compatriots in his native country Ghana.
OHCMC with its mobile clinics will carry out its mission by providing free healthcare to the villagers and also promote health and hygiene through educational seminars and training. According to World Health Organization (WHO), healthcare is very variable throughout Ghana. Urban centers are well served, and contain most hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in the country whilst, rural areas often have no modern health care systems. Patients in these areas either rely on traditional African medicine, or travel great distances for health care. In 2015, Ghana spent 6.2% of GDP on health care, or US$30 per capita. Of that, approximately 34% was government expenditure. Life expectancy is 63.76 years with males and 68.66 years for females. There were about 15 physicians and 93 nurses per 100,000 persons in 2010.