The district has only one (1) hospital at Jacobu, the district capital and three (3) health posts at Numereso, Mile 14 and Hia. In addition to these are two privately owned clinics at Jacobu and Atobiase. All these are not well equipped (See figure 6). The staff strength of the hospital is thirty-four (34) made up of a resident Medical Doctor, a midwife, three (3) Nurses and twenty-nine (29) para-medics.
Access to Health Facilities
For purposes of accessibility to health care the entire district has been divided into five (5) sub-districts. Each sub-district is manned by a Nurse and two (2) Health Aids. In addition there are Eighty six (86) community Based Surveillance Volunteers and Eighty three (83) Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA).
Incidence of Disease
The five (5) major diseases prevailing in the district are malaria, pregnancy related diseases, pneumonia, anaemia and diarrhoea. In 2005 reported cases of the above mentioned diseases are shown in the table in pdf file attached
Other diseases such as Hypertension, Buruli ulcer, Hernia are also reported frequently. Currently Buruli Ulcer Treatment Centre has been established to take care of Buruli ulcer cases. HIV (AIDS) is not prevalent. Between January and June 2006, only 5 cases were reported. Major causes of death in the district are malaria, snake bites, hyperglycemia, cardial failure and diarrhoea.
From January to June 2006 the district recorded four (4) maternal deaths due to poor facilities at the hospital and delays in reporting to the hospital for attention at delivery.
Infrastructure - Tweapease H /Centre
Needed in Health - Numereso H/Centre
Sector - Fiankoma CHPs compound
- Abuakwaa H/Centre
- DHA office
- Atobiase Junction CHIPS compound
CHPs - Community Health and Planning services
Equipment needed in the Health sector
- Transport - Ambulance, motor bikes
- X-ray machine - St. Peter’s Hospital
- Microscope (2) - Mile 14
- Computer - DHA
- Mile 14
Furnishing for 5 (1) - Mile 14 H/C
Health Centres (2) - Tweapease H /C
(3) - Fenaso CHP Centre
(4) - Abuakwaa H/C
(5) - Numereso H/C
(6) - Renovation of St. Peter’s Maturity Ward
(7) - Building of kitchen for St. Peter’s hospital
Status of Health Insurance
The District continues to be covered by the Amansie East District Health Insurance scheme. However, the Assembly has planed to establish its own. As a prelude to this, an office has been opened at Jacobu and an agent has been engaged to register people. Series of sensitization programmes have been organized in almost all the communities. A total of 7,379 people have so far registered. Out of this number, only 1,079 have paid up fully (Table 25 in pdf file).
For tables refer to pdf file