The activities of the Health Sector in the Central Region have been focused on the attainment of the vision of the Ghana Health service, which is to ensure a healthy population for national development.
To achieve this vision, a number of projects and programmes are being implemented
- The construction of a 140 bed specialist capacity Hospital at Winneba is ongoing.
- A new Hostel Complex for Nurses and Mid-wives Training College in Cape Coast is ongoing
- The Ajumako District Hospital is being upgraded
- A Male Ward is being constructed at the Dunkwa-On-Offin Hospital
- The Ghana Health Service organized an awards ceremony to award the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) members for their role in Promoting material health and minimizing maternal deaths. By the MOU various GPRTU branches promptly rush expectant mothers who were in labour to the nearest health centres for safe delivery to avert maternal deaths.
- A mid-year review of the HIV/AIDS programme in the Region was organized for stakeholders to assess the progress made and the way forward
- The Ghana Heart Foundation organized a Heart Walk in Cape Coast. Workers and members of the general public as well as keep fit clubs participated in the event. Participants were screened and those found with some medical conditions were advised to seek proper treatment
- Construction of Twifo Praso Government Hospital is ongoing.
Regional Health Priorities
- Improving Access to Health Service Delivery
- Improving Quality of Service Delivery
- Strengthening Public Health Activities
- Improving Efficiency of Service Delivery
- Improving Human Resources
- Improving Collaboration with the private sector and all stakeholders
- Public Health Services
- Clinical /Institutional Care Services
- Health Administration and Support Services
- Office of the Regional Director of Health Services
Special Initiative to Increase Access.
- Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS)
- National Health Insurance
- Health Research
- Collaboration for Health
General Way Forward (Policy Thrust For 2006)
- Strengthening Reproductive Health Care
- Consolidate and strengthen regional Maternal Mortality efforts to reduce MMR to < 1/1000LB
- “ Let’s make sure that every pregnant woman who enters our facility alive leaves alive”
- Provide logistics including basic equipments for essential obstetrics care.
- To pursue strategies to increase FP coverage.
- To strengthen Adolescent reproductive health care
- Community volunteers to play key roles in reporting maternal deaths.
Strengthening Disease Surveillance to Focus on Priority Diseases:
- Guinea Worm
- EPI targeted diseases.
- Diseases of outbreak significance (especially Cholera, Meningitis)
- To use CBVS to strengthen disease surveillance in the communities
Increase Geographical and Financial Access
- Establishment of more functional CHPS compounds
- Increase intake and retain staff by getting more private sector/NGO/ District assembly to be more involved in sponsoring of nurses and other staff.
- To sponsor staff pursuing courses in selected critical areas like Anaesthesia, Accident and emergency, Midwifery, Medical Assistants.
- Preparing general public, staff and facilities to be ready for the National Health Scheme.
- Optimize free delivery package
- Reducing wastage by practicing prudent financial management.
- To benchmark districts & facilities based on performance
- To adopt more peer review mechanism as part of monitoring and supervision.
- To adopt proper procurement principles in line with the Government procurement laws
- To support sub-districts manage resources
- Intensify Direct supply of drugs and consumables
- Improve Quality of Service Delivery
- Use QA findings to support decision-making.
- Monitoring technical performance using routine data (self monitoring tool).
- To seek public support in the management of our facilities.
- Continuous Medical education based on relevant subject areas in the region.
- District Assembly/GHS collaboration is a priority!
- We have to be more accountable to ensure trust and win more support for your district.
- Allow public participation in management of facilities
- Private sector and Ghana Health Service collaboration
- GHS and the media- Newsletter and publicity committee
- Vibrant collaboration with local NGOs i.e. Plan International, PPAG, World Vision, etc
- Support from the ff partners;
- EC/UNFPA/GOG; “Strengthening Community Based Reproductive Health Services”
- Quality Health Partners, CHPS-TA; “Improving quality of service delivery and CHPS implementation”
- Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU)