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Health News of Tuesday, 23 July 2019


CCFC presents medical items and equipment to Tinageria CHPS Compound

The Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound at Tinageria in the Nanumba South District has taken delivery of essential medical equipment to improve health care delivery, especially for women and children.

The equipment, worth GH¢350,000.00, included hospital beds, wheelchairs, vaccine carrier, vaccines refrigerators, newborn resuscitation set, blood pressure apparatus, and medicine carts.

It was presented to the health facility by the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), an international child-centred non-governmental organisation, as part of its ‘Promoting Maternal, Newborn, Infant and Child Sustainable Health Efforts’ (PROMISE) Project, which is funded by Global Affairs Canada.

The Project seeks to improve health care delivery for women and children in rural communities, especially in the Northern Region.

Mr George Baiden, Country Director of CCFC, who presented the items to the facility at Tinageria over the weekend, said PROMISE had led to increased access to health care delivery for women and children, as many of them now visited health facilities in their areas for health care.

Mr Baiden said under the PROMISE, six other health facilities in the region were also provided with essential medical equipment to help reduce the delay in health care y.

He appealed to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the health workers, as well as community members to help maintain the equipment to ensure that they continued to serve them to help improve health care delivery in the district.

Madam Victoria Aboyella, Nanumba South District Director of GHS, who received the equipment on behalf of the Tinageria CHPS Compound, commended CCFC for its efforts at improving health care delivery in the area, saying that "The support from CCFC will go a long way to reduce cost and risk in service delivery since staff of the facility used to travel to Wulensi for vaccines".

Madam Aboyella appealed to the Nanumba South District Assembly to help provide electricity for the Tinageria community, especially the CHPS Compound to improve its operations.

Ubor Konja Moayulah, Chief of Tinageria expressed gratitude to CCFC for bringing hope to the people of the community and appealed to government to help construct the road linking the community and Wulensi to improve transportation and business activities.

Mr Zakaria Tahiru, Deputy Coordinating Director of the Nanumba South District, who spoke on behalf of the District Chief Executive, commended CCFC for complementing government's efforts at improving the livelihood of women and children in the area.