Akwansa Kokodo

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Akwansa Kokodo is located near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana. People in Akwansa Kokodo are primarily dedicated to farming, fish mongering, artisan crafts, and trading. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Akwansa Kokodo. There is a health clinic located directly in the community. Currently, there are 4 standpipes that provide access to safe drinking water to 40% of homes in Akwansa Kokodo. Around 50% of homes have their own toilet facilities. There is an existing co-op in Akwansa Kokodo that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are improvements to the health facility, household water connections, and teachers’ quarters for the schools.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 148
Population : 877
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Percent of homes with toilet facility : 50%
Education : Up to junior high
Distance from nearest GB Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Akwansa Kokodo are malaria, chest infections, and anemia.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Akwansa Kokodo up to twice per year in an effort to provide access to basic health care services to the community members. In conjunction with the government-run Ghana Health Service, Global Brigades is working to improve healthcare in the region by:

  1. Improving the infrastructure and equipment of the existing Community Health Planning & Services (CHPS) facilities
  2. Educating community members about the benefits of health insurance, and assisting as many people as possible to enroll (or re-enroll) in the National Health Insurance plan
  3. Supporting and training existing Community Health Nurses

 

75

Volunteers - #

1244

Patient Consultations - #

176

Vision Screenings Provided - #

23

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN AKWANSA KOKODO

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
San Jose State University Medical Brigade May 2014 31
Seton Hall University & St. John’s University Medical Brigade May 2019 20
California State University Los Angeles, Queen Mary University of London, Southern Methodist University, & St. George’s University of London Medical Brigade August 2019 24

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Akwansa Kokodo but has not yet begun with the Water Brigades program.  Now in the planning phase, implementation of a water solution will start as soon as feasible.

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WATER VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Akwansa Kokodo but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, implementation of a micro-finance and business solution will start as soon as feasible.

BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Akwansa Kokodo but has not yet begun with the Public Health Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, implementation of a public health solution will start as soon as feasible.

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

 

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Local Reference Points

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