Western Region CHPS compounds commended

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CHPS

Forty-three Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds in the Western Region have been rewarded for their excellent performance, at a ceremony in Takoradi.CHIPS COMPOUND

They operate in six districts: Ellembelle, Jomoro, Ahanta West, Nzema East, Shama and Sekondi ?Takoradi, which are located along the coast of the Jubilee Oil Fields off Cape Three Points.

Ellembelle, Shama, and Sekondi-Takoradi had gold, silver and bronze respectively with their prizes being an air conditioner, and table top refrigerators.

The Supportive Technical Assistance to Revitalize (STAR) CHPS compounds in various towns and villages in the other districts had presents such as weighing scales, cylinders, wax prints and certificates.

Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and the Jubilee Partners, held the programme for the CHPS compounds for their contribution towards the promotion of quality health in deprived areas in the districts.

The Jubilee Partners are Tullow Oil, the major operators, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, and Petrol South Africa.

Dr (Mrs) Afisa Zakaria, a Director at the Ministry of Health, expressed government?s determination to bring quality health care to the door steps of the communities for them to stay in healthy conditions.

Dr (Mrs) Zakaria commended the initiators of the programme and urged other establishments to emulate their contribution to supplement government?s efforts at promoting quality care to the people.

Mr Eric Podura, Acting Head of Corporate Affairs of GNPC, who represented the Jubilee Partners, appealed to the traditional rulers and other stakeholders to provide infrastructure and sites for successful implementation of the compounds in the communities.

Madam Chantelle Allen, Country Director of Jhpiego, said her organization was implementing four programmes in Ghana in the areas of Maternal and Child Health, Integrated Competency of Tutors and STAR CHPS Compounds to increase access to quality primary for primary health care in the six coastal districts.

Others are the support for the Ghana Armed Forces in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the reduction of newborn mortality.

The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to their benefactors and said that the CHPS compounds had boosted the communities? interest health and were now participating actively to ensure their wellbeing.

GNA

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