DFID assist GHS to cover deprived areas

By Samira Larbie/Elsie Appiah-Osei, GNA

Accra, Aug.08, GNA
– The Department for International Development (DFID) has donated assorted
items valued at £978,840.25 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to improve the
implementation of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in
deprived districts.

The items include
two station wagon Nissan patrols, 10 Nissan pick-ups, 200 TVS motorbikes, 500
bicycles and 24 Lenovo laptops to aid in project activities.

The donation would
aid the Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Central and Western Regions under the Maternal,
Child Health and Nutrition Improvement Project (MCHNP).

It would facilitate
service delivery in the districts, sub-districts and CHPS communities;
especially aid healthcare officers to conduct outreach services, provide
immunisation and growth promotion services, home visits, and disease

Mr Archie Laing,
the Programme Manager DFID, handing over the items, said despite the huge
investments in the health sector by the Government the country was still
struggling to deliver high-quality health services that could provide
prevention, care and treatment when needed at an affordable cost.  

Mr Laing said the
two Nissan station wagons would be distributed to the Western and Central
regional health directorates and the 10 Nissan Pick-Ups would also be
distributed to 10 deprived district health directorates.

Dr Anthony
Nsiah-Asare, the Director General of the GHS, expressed gratitude to the DFID
for the numerous support it was rendering to Ghana and said this would enhance
health delivery in the respective districts.

He said this would
enhance the service delivery of the Appointed Community Health Volunteers who
assisted health staff at the community level.


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