|District GHS Achieves Health Targets|
The Gomoa West District of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has achieved most of the targets it set for itself in line with the National Health target for 2009.
Among the achievements, included improvement of Tuberculosis cure rate from 67 per cent to 85 per cent; supervised delivery from 52 per cent in 2008 to 57 per cent in 2009; over 95 per cent for all antigens and the decrease of malaria cases from 17,543 in 2008 to 13,370 in 2009.
The District Director, Ms. Gifty Ankrah made these known during the 2009 Annual Review Meeting with stakeholders at Apam in the Gomoa West District.
She said the district carried out a number of activities that included Integrated Maternal and Child Health campaign (IMCH), carried out open day in all health facilities, conducted HIV and AIDS know your status campaign in 46 Communities, and carried out Child Health Promotion Week, among others.
Ms. Ankrah said efforts were made by the district to improve access to health care, including the commissioning of two CHPS compounds at Gomoa Fomena and Gomoa Assin, opening of a laboratory facility at the Gomoa Oguaa Health Center, whilst quality assurance surveys are conducted in all health facilities to assess the quality of health care rendered to clients and to rectify concerns identified.
She also encouraged all staff, NGOs and their working partners to work harder to help GHS achieve its mission of collaboration and provision of quality health care in the District and Ghana as a whole.
The Chairman for the occasion and Omanhene of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obirifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea II, acknowledged the enormous roles that the Gomoa West GHS played in ensuring that every community in the District was reached with health care.
Obirifo Ankobea II entreated a health official especially nurses to be more considerate in the discharge of their duties and more so when confronted with emergency cases.
Present were Nana Ankwanda Ahwer, Tufuhene of Gomoa Dunkwa; Nana Odum, Nyinfahen of Gomoa Assin; Rev. Sr. Mary Magdalene Arthur-Mensah, Matron/Nurse Manager, Catholic Hospital, Apam; Dr. Lamptey, Scheme Manager, NHIS; Mr. Samuel Danquah, the Central Regional Health Educator; among others.
Source: ISD (Larry George Botchway, Gomoa West)