CHPS compound inaugurated in Mfantsiman Municipality

CHPS Compund
CHPS Compund

A Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound and nurses quarters have been inaugurated at Asafora to serve over 13 deprived rural communities in the Mfantsiman Municipality of the Central Region.

The project built at the cost of $77, 218 was jointly funded by the Japanese Government, the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly and The Hunger Project (THP), a non-governmental Organization.

The Asafora Community provided land and communal labour together with the beneficiary communities including Fomena, Gyakoma, Waakrom, Egyirfa, Nsaano and Amissakrom.

It formed part of initiatives geared towards providing the over 5,000 inhabitants in the area with quality healthcare delivery

The compound has a clinic, an Out Patient Department (OPD), a delivery room, pharmacy, maternity and family planning unit and a four bedroom apartment for three nurses and one midwife.

Various items including delivery-beds, delivery sets, vaccines refrigerator and kick buckets amongst others were also presented to the clinic.

Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people to commission the facility, Karoru Yoshimura, the Japanese Ambassador, praised the people of Ghana and Japan for maintaining 60 years of strong bilateral relations to boost trade and investments.

He thanked all the partners for working hard for the vision of bringing health care to the door-steps of the people.

He pledged the continued support of the Japanese Government to strengthen trade and investment promotions to deepen the economic ties between the two countries.

Mr Samuel Afranie, Country Director of The Hunger Project-Ghana, said the inauguration of the centre would help end the situation where the sick in predominantly remote farming communities had to travel long distances to seek medical treatment.

The organisation, he said, was committed to providing key social interventions in deprived communities to raise the living standards of the people and urged them to patronize the facility to prevent maternal deaths.

The Director pledged to work together with the Health Ministry to adequately equip the CHPS Compounds.

He thanked the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for posting nurses and particularly midwifes to help take care of pregnant and nursing mothers to reduce infant and maternal mortality.

Mr Kenneth Kelly Essuman, the Municipal Chief Chief Executive (MCE), commended Hunger Project-Ghana and other stakeholders for their efforts and urged organisations seeking to implement development projects to contact the Assembly.

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