Africa’s 1st Sciatica Research Centre Opens In Accra

Dr. Blessed Foster delivering a speech

21st CLINIC, Ghana’s leading sciatica treatment facility, has inaugurated an ultra-modern sciatica research and treatment centre at American House, East Legon, near Accra.

Fully equipped with modern facilities to provide complete healthcare assistance to patients, the specialist centre boasts of highly qualified and expert teams of healthcare practitioners.

It was inaugurated over the weekend at a beautiful ceremony and it is the first of its kind in Africa.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, CEO of 21st Clinic, Dr. Blessed Foster, said the reason for the establishment of the Sciatica Research and Treatment Centre was to “delve into the deep challenges of sciatica that is affecting Ghanaians and other nationals of countries in the sub-region,” and finding lasting solutions to it.

According to him, the centre would offer a unique avenue for the conduct of sciatica research and treatment to influence policy direction in addition to helping to prevent the further spread of sciatica and possibly, its total elimination in Ghana.

He revealed that the facility would not only “serve as a research and treatment centre but as a referral centre for other health facilities as well as global health bodies for intensive studies on sciatica.”

“21st Clinic has rapidly evolved during the past six years of its inception and it has changed the way healthcare is currently delivered. The clinic morbidity report from our health management systems (HMS) from the period under review: January 2020 to 31st December, 2020 depicts that a total of twenty six thousand, eight hundred and eighty (26,880) patients accounted for the total reported cases. Out of these, eighteen thousand, eight hundred and sixteen (18,816) patients reported with sciatica representing 70% of the total cases for the year 2020. The total recovery of sciatica was sixteen thousand, five hundred and fifty eight (16,558) representing 88%. This establishment is not only going to serve as a research and treatment but as a referral centre for other health facilities as well as global health bodies for intensive studies on sciatica,” he highlighted.

Dr. Foster further used the opportunity to express appreciation to his hardworking staff whom he described as the backbone to the amazing edifice.

The occasion was graced by a lot of traditional leaders from across Ghana.


Some staff were recognised for their outstanding contributions towards the upkeep of 21st Clinic’s numerous branches in Ghana.  They include Frederick Awuah of the Bereku branch; Constance Brewu of the Debiso branch; Manu Samuel of the Juaboso branch;  Patrick Osei of the Wenchi branch; Evelyn Obieley of the Sunyani branch; Amaning M. Sarpong of the  Goaso branch; Rose Ndoo of the Takoradi branch; Linda Tetteh of the Koforidua branch; Ofosuhemaa Margaret of the Kumasi branch; Regina M. Amartey of the Dome Heavy-do branch; Gifty Armah of the Dome Annex branch; Mary Appiah  of the 21st Canteen staff and Naomi Kuruwaa of the Techiman branch, and Bernice Narkuor of the Kasoa branch.

Abigail Asakiya was adjudged most outstanding for the Tema branch; Ephraim Darko, most promising staff; Freda Abena Dufie, best female staff; Clement Incoom, best male staff; and Afriyie Daniel, overall best staff.