Ghana Health Center
Universal Holistic Healthcare (UHH) is a 501c3, Missouri nonprofit, founded by Afua Bromley, MSOM, L.Ac., NCCAOM, in 2008, that works to promote integrative healthcare services to underserved and under-resourced communities both domestically in the United States and globally.
UHH has three primary objectives:
- To improve the quality of life through health for all people; particularly those who are in underserved, under-resourced or economically disadvantaged areas, through service and healthcare education.
- To provide affordable, holistic, high quality integrative healthcare including, but not limited to the modalities of acupuncture, herbology, bodywork, nutritional counseling, detoxification for substance abuse, and other indigenous methods of healing.
- To promote an international network of holistic health practitioners with a similar vision to create societies in which all people, regardless of ethnicity, economic status, geographic location, or religious affiliation, have access to quality, affordable healthcare.
UHH has done numerous projects in St. Louis, MO, including an integrative HIV/AIDS clinic, low-cost acupuncture services through collaboration with health clinic for uninsured/underinsured, community education health workshops, STI education/prevention, etc., in addition to working towards the construction of Sankofa Integrative Medicine Clinic and Community Healthcare Worker Training Center in Kukurantumi, Ghana, West Africa. The Training Center will help educate a cadre of community health workers holistically trained in health promotion, disease prevention (priorities around HIV/AIDS, COVID-19) and treatment of uncomplicated and non-severe illnesses, such as cases of malaria, diarrhea, mild pain management techniques, and malnutrition (particularly maternal and child nutrition) in the community.
Due to the rising cost of construction, we have pivoted to creating a virtual education platform (rather than in-person training) targeting consumers and health practitioners (combination of free and low-cost training), and collaborating with local individuals/organizations to offer free or low cost services and herbal treatment while working on sustainability through training and supporting local practitioners. UHH strives to create models of affordable holistic, integrative healthcare that capitalize on local resources (people and herbal medicines) and can be easily culturally adapted for any community.
Donations can be made through Books for Africa Library Project (501c3), www.forafricalibrary.org, while our website undergoes (re)construction and security updates. Donations made through the site will go towards HIV/COVID health training and supplies at January 2023 Books for Africa Library Project annual librarian in-service. For additional information, contact Afua Bromley at firstname.lastname@example.org.