Currently, there are 4 health centres, 3 clinics, 5 CHPS centres, and 1 private clinic. There are 2 medical assistants, 26 nurses, and 3 dispensary officers operating these facilities. The District, because of her geographical location, is CSM prone.
The common diseases are malaria, T.B HIV/AIDS. Health issues with regards to quality assurance are; poor patient referral system, poor continuity of care, poor management of accidents and poor or irrational prescription and use of drugs.
Population Doctor Ratio is zero since there is no Doctor
There is no Hospital in the District. The nearest hospital is about 25 kilometers away in Bawku. The Nurse population ratio is- 1:4,604 (2005) Coverage is about 60%.
In the absence of a hospital there is only one Health Centre in the District capital playing the role of a hospital, which is ill equipped to function as such This health centre, which is located in Garu, needs to be up-graded to a District Hospital. Four (4) clinics at Basyonde, Songo, Worikambo and Denugu need to be up-graded to Health Centres.
There is the need to provide certain logistics such as motorbikes, fridges, electricity or solar panels for the Health Centres and more personnel to help improve the health situation in the District. The District, because of her geographical location is CSM prone. The common diseases are malaria, T.B HIV/AIDS. The table below shows the top ten diseases for the period January to December 2005.
Health issues with regards to quality assurance are; poor patient referral system, poor continuity of care, poor management of accidents and poor or irrational prescription and use of drugs. There is the need to Sponsor Nurse Trainees, attract and retain personnel and control diseases such as malaria, T.B and HIV/AIDS.
Three thousand, three hundred and seventy-five people (3,375) have registered with the Mutual Health Insurance, which has its offices in Bawku 25 kilometers away. There is the need for the District to establish its own Mutual Health Insurance Scheme to improve financial access to health care.
Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality
There are no infant mortality and maternal mortality rates being a new District but for the year 2005 there were 16 infant and 1 maternal deaths recorded
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