Part of the package included the construction of Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound at Accra site, a deprived mining community in the District, the training of ten Community Health Officers to manage CHPS compounds and the provision of a new motorbike with fuel and maintenance money among others.
Professor Laurence David Gruer, Chairperson of the Dr Nana Gruer Health Initiative Ghana Foundation, said this during the presentation of a brand new motorbike to the District Directorate of the GHS in Tongo.
Professor Gruer said the Dr Nana Gruer Health Initiative Ghana Foundation intends to partner with the District Directorate of the GHS, Peal Deng, a local NGO, the District Assembly and the community to seek for more funding from the United Kingdom to help address some of the challenges facing the health sector.
A Professor of Public Health and Independent Consultant in Public Health Medicine of the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Gruer said his late wife was a Ghanaian hence the formation of the NGO to aid the health sector.
He commended Peal Deng, a local NGO in the area and the District Assembly, the GHS and the community for facilitating the process to realise his dream.
Dr Daniel Bangrey, the Director of Peal Deng, said apart from the Foundation contributing to improving health delivery in the District, it had partnered with Peal Deng to implement a nutritional project where food items including beans, corn, rice, cooking oil and gari were distributed to malnourished children of various families in the District.
He said besides distributing some basic books in the District, the Foundation also purchased an irrigation pumping machine for 56 households to go into vegetables farming in the dry season; provided medicines and in partnership with the District Directorate of the GHS and Peal Deng treated over 600 children drawn from Walgu, Gbego, Balungu and Sheiga who were infected with ringworm.
Ms Evelyn Naaso Domeh, the District Director of GHS, thanked the Foundation and said it would help address some challenges confronting healthcare in the District.
Alhaji Mahammed Issahaku, the District Coordinating Director, who lauded the efforts of the Foundation said the Assembly alone cannot tackle all the health needs in the District and reiterated the need for others to support the effort of the NGO.
Source: GNA/News Ghana