The inhabitants of Ten communities in Asunafo South District in the Brong- Ahafo Region benefited from the 3rd Kofi Gyamfi Amoa-Mensah Memorial He
The inhabitants of Ten communities in Asunafo South District in the Brong- Ahafo Region benefited from the 3rd Kofi Gyamfi Amoa-Mensah Memorial Health Clinic from the 27th to 30th May 2018 organised by AMEND Foundation.
The Project comprised of a free Medical Clinic, free Health Screening, Health Talk, Advocacy and the provision of free drugs to participants to improve the health conditions of the people in the area.
The beneficiary communities included Kukuom, Tanoso, Dantano, Kwabenakuma, Nakete, Kyenkyensibuorso, New Sawereso, Sakyikrom, Anwiaso and Weijakrom
The Medical Team was led by Dr Ayisi-Boateng, a Family Medicine Specialist (Medical Doctor) of KNUST Hospital under the Theme : A District with One Government Medical Doctor for 100 000 people, The Asunafo South Story.
Dr Ayisi-Boateng indicated that the common health issues encoutered included Malaria, High Blood Pressure, Malnutrition, Bodily Pains and Abuse of medication (unprescribed medication).
AMEND Foundation has over the last three year been advocating for the improvement of healthcare provision in the Asunafo South District.
600 participants were provide free medical care and medication in the maiden edition of this program in Kukuom.
In the Second year, 2000 participants were provided with free medical care in the towns of Kukuom, Kwapong and Sankore under the theme – A District with No Government Medical Doctor, the Asunafo South Story.
The advocacy, activism and lobbying has yielded to the posting of a Government Medical Doctor to the Kukuom Health Centre.
The Assembly Member for Kukuom Abr)mamu, Hon. Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah who has been at the forefront of this audacious and much needed project provided some insights relating to the state of healthcare provision in the Asunafo South Constituency.
‘Although it is clear that our efforts have yielded to the posting of a medical doctor to Kukuom Health Centre, it is obvious that, this provision is below the national medical doctor to population ratio’.
In Ghana, there are 15 Medical Doctors to every 100, 000 people. In the case of Asunafo South there is only one Medical Doctor to a population of 100, 000 people in Asunafo South.
There is the need for leadership to immediately accept this shortfall and take immediate measures to rectify the situation. It is in sight of this that, the theme for this year was decided as highlighted.
The ultimate objective is to improve health care provision in Asunafo South by the elevation of the Kukuom Health Centre to a District Hospital. This can only be attained by increasing the number of medical doctors and upgrade of equipments’.
The Assembly Member of New Sawereso , Hon Kyei Sampson on behalf of the Ten Communities thanked Hon. Ing. Kobby Amoa-Mensah and the Foundation for reaching out to the needy in the constituency who are often neglected.
The foundation thanked all volunteers and donors who made this year’s project a success and appealed to Corporate Ghana to help sustain such helpful projects.