The Ganta United Methodist Hospital is administered by the United Methodist Church of Liberia. The hospital was established in 1926 by Dr. George Way Harley, a Methodist Missionary from North Carolina, the USA. What began as a rural health post has today grown to a regional referral hospital.
Ganta Hospital is located in Nimba County. The primary catchment area of the hospital is Ganta and its environs, which includes portions of Guinea Forest Region with catchment area about 70 kilometers radius. Because Ganta falls within the population belt of northcentral Liberia, about 60% of the residents of Nimba County are beneficiaries of our health care programs. Thus, the hospital has an estimated catchment population of approximately 277,215 (60% of population of Nimba County 462,026).
We embrace the legacy of the missionaries who faithfully responded to Christ’s call to go Liberia and establish a health post so the quality of life for desperately poor villagers could be improved. They planted seeds of hope, inspiration and courage and today, Nurtured and guided by Christ, these seeds have sprouted into a regional referral hospital led by servants ready to walk in the path that God has set before us.
Ganta Hospital is the major referral health institution in our catchment area. Also in Nimba County, there exists a hospital in Sanniquellie (about 30 kilometers from Ganta Hospital) with a capacity of less than 30 beds, a comprehensive health center in Saclepea (40 kilometers away, 60 bed capacity), three small clinics in Ganta, and a referral hospital in Tappita (97 kilometers distance from Ganta Hospital).