Clinic for Yaw Owusukrom

Project Background

Yaw Owusukrom and 4 other surrounding communities are located in the Dormaa West District in the Bono Region of Ghana. A total of about 3,000 people live there. The district capital Nkrankwanta is about 5-6 km away. The nearest clinic is also located there. For most of the inhabitants, this long distance is hardly manageable, as they do not have private or public transport. Especially in case of illness, this is a very big problem. And that is why almost no preventive medical check-ups are taken up. Early detection of diseases is thus not possible.

This has an impact on maternal and child mortality, which is very high in this region. In addition, there are many teenage pregnancies due to the lack of qualified counselling on family planning.

The main causes of death in the district around Yaw Owusukrom are malaria, meningitis, hypertension, bronchitis, respiratory infections and neonatal infections.

Project description

  • Construction of a maternal and child health (RCH) clinic with an open area for vaccinations, a waiting area, first aid and emergency room, as well as laboratory and indoor and outdoor sanitary facilities
  • Construction of staff quarters with 3 separate units, each with a bedroom, kitchen and sanitary facilities
  • Construction of a mechanised water supply system, with WaSH project
  • Implementation of preventive activities through information campaigns, education and communication

Status: completed
Costs: 50,000 €, sponsor:


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