The Health of the people of Akatsi cannot be overlook in the development of the District. Hence the need for the analysis of the Health issues. The people of Akatsi District depend largely on private clinics for their health needs as a result of absence of a Resident Medical Officer, other staff and inadequate health facilities at the Akatsi Health Centre.
As a measure geared toward solving the above problem, the Assembly has undertaken construction of one Doctor’s bungalow for the health center, one clinic at Wute and one Out- patient Department (OPD) for Ave-Dakpa health center. Moreover, the District Health Centre is earmarked for upgrading to the Hospital status by the end of year 2004.
The Akatsi Health Centre, which is yet to be uplifted into hospital status, has no well-equipped laboratory. Hence, no reliable statistics on the HIV/AIDS is available. Meanwhile records at the Weme Catholic Hospital in the Keta District indicates that Akatsi District has recorded about 38 HIV/AIDS cases in the year 2001.
The District Assembly through the District Youth Council has been organizing serous of educational, sensitization and counseling programmes in partnership with ASA project (NGO based in Germany) in both communities and schools in the District.
i. Inadequate access to health facilities. Access here is in terms of physical and economic. Poor nature of roads make impossible for rural people to travel to larger communities like Akatsi. There is no District Hospital in the district. All the health facilities are communities’ clinics and health centers. Coupled with these is the fact that there is no resident medical Doctor in the District. And this is a major problem, because most patients fall on private clinics, which charge exorbitantly.
ii. Poor environmental sanitation within the district
iii. Poor reproductive health Programme in the District
iv. High prevalence of malaria
v. High prevalence of guinea worm disease
vi. Low immunization coverage
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