Upper East is located in the north-eastern corner of the country between longitude 00 and 10 West and latitudes 100 30”N and 110N. It is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, the east by the Republic of Togo, the west by Sissala in Upper West and the south by West Mamprusi in Northern Region. The land is relatively flat with a few hills to the East and southeast. The total land area is about 8,842 sq km, which translates into 2.7 per cent of the total land area of the country.
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has extended the free National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration to inmates of Navrongo and Tamale Central Prisons in the Northern Sector of the Country.
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in partnership with the Danish Development Assistance to Ghana (DANIDA), have successfully completed a two-day community durbar on ending gender-based violence in the Bongo district of the Upper East Region.
Dr Ebenezer Appiah Denkyirah, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has said community health care delivery required the full compliments of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to achieve quality health care delivery for all.