Digestive Disease Aid is a private 501(c3) non-profit organization based in North Carolina with a mission to provide effective treatment for digestive diseases in Ghana.
Digestive diseases are disorders of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract is made up of the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines. This, together with the liver, pancreas, and the gall bladder complete the digestive system. In digestion, food and drink are broken down into nutrients that the body can absorb and use as energy and building blocks for cells.
With the Ghanaian diet changing to include more processed foods, PMC will offer services that help with the treatments of ailments like stomach ulcers, gallstones, gallbladder diseases, colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, Diverticulitis, Hepatology, and Anorectal diseases (piles or hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and anal fistulae).
Provide effective treatment for digestive diseases in Ghana.
To become the leading organisation for digestive diseases in Ghana in terms of education, prevention and treatment.
Infectious diseases like cholera, typhoid and diarrheal diseases have been common in the past, though their rates have been decreasing. However, the inclusion of more processed foods in our diets has increased the rates of digestive diseases like colon and rectal cancers, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases.