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KINTAMPO: Municipality benefits from UNFPA/GoG sponsored project

Health care  

Kintampo Municipal Assembly has been tipped to benefit from a UNFPA/Government of Ghana sponsored programme on Adolescent Reproductive Health.

The Kintampo Municipality is one of the few selected districts in the Brong Ahafo Region to benefit from the 3 year programme which is scheduled to commence this month (February) and is expected to end in 2015.

The project aims at reducing child mortality and improving maternal health to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG 4 and 5).

This came to light at the annual performance review meeting organised by the health directorate to identify the successes and challenges that affected the directorate last year.

In her welcome address, the Ag. Municipal Director of Health Services, Mrs Alice Vorleto further noted that the Municipal Technical Team has furnished the UNFPA with its Annual Work Plan awaiting the release of funds to role on the programme.

It was identified that with all ailments that were reported at the OPD of the main hospital, malaria still led with a record of 71.4% whilst maternal mortality increased from 4 two years ago to 7 last year.

She disclosed that the Member of Parliament had provided a 50 body cabinet mortuary fridges to the Hospital from his share of the Common Fund.

She added that Gulumpe’s clinic is 85% complete and would soon start operation to serve the people on the northern stretch of road.

On health Insurance, the Public Relations Officer of the Scheme, Mr Num Kwadwo Abraham noted that the Scheme had in collaboration with the social Welfare registered several people who were very poor and vulnerable.






Posted: 12-Feb
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