Wenchi Methodist Hospital, Ghana

Contact: Mr Bernard Botwe (Administrator)
Focus: Healthcare

This important district hospital was established in 1951 by the local community and handed over to the Methodist Church in 1952. The then Methodist Superintendent Minister was Rev. John Dixon, an Irish missionary. It serves as the district referral centre for twenty public and private health centres with a population of 173,000 people, mostly engaged in farming. The facility cares for people most commonly suffering from malaria, malnutrition, pneumonia, hepatitis, tropical ulcers, typhoid fever, pregnancy complications, schistosomiasis, hypertension and anaemia. WDR has had a long relationship with the hospital (as has Irish Methodism in general). The current focus is the rehabilitation of the Reproductive and Child Health Unit. The most recent monitoring and evaluation visit was in April 2016. 

PRAY

Loving God, we give thanks for Wenchi Methodist Hospital and its recent expansion to include a new dental department. We praise you for the skill and expertise of the staff there, particularly in the ophthalmology, optometric and urology departments. May each member of staff be a blessing every patient they treat. God we pray for all those who travel from far and wide to be treated at Wenchi and ask that you keep them safe on their journeys.
Lord God we pray for Bernard (Administrator) as he prepares for retirement and mentors the person who will succeed him; may this be a smooth transition.
Pour out your blessing on Wenchi that it may continue to be a hospital where people are treated with respect, kindness and love. Amen.