Music therapy is the clinical use of music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of patients.
- Music therapy can play an effective role in patient physical and mental wellbeing. Clinical research indicates that it has proven effective at treating a wide range of patient populations including, but not limited to, patients with special needs, traumatic brain injury and mental health disorders, speech impairment, neurological disorders, cancer,
pain management issues and substance abuse disorders.
- Unfortunately, to date, the clinical practice of music therapy has a small presence in Ghana. MUSICXCHANGE™ GHANA aims to promote, highlight and expand its use by establishing a pilot music therapy program at the HopeXChange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana, in close collaboration with local musicians and healthcare professionals.
The Center will provide high quality patient care, cutting edge biomedical research, and medical education to prevent and treat diseases of public health significance in Ghana, notably infectious diseases and cancer. It will start limited activities before the end of 2015, with clinical activities expected to commence in 2016.
The HopeXChange Medical Center is an independently funded and operated tertiary care teaching hospital recently built in Kumasi, Ghana by the international non-profit organization