Asaafa

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Asaafa is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana.  People in Asaafa are primarily dedicated to farming (pinapple, tomato, cassava) and fishing. The closest clinic is in the community of Edumafa, a 45 minute walk away. The community has some public latrines, but due to poor maintenance, many people choose open air defecation instead.  People in Asaafa get water from various standpipes within the community, some private, some public. Community members have access to school from kindergarten through junior high-school. There is a community bank in Asaafa that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are household toilet facilities and household water connections.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 600
Population : 2000
Water System : Public Standpipes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : No
Homes with a toilet facility : 15%
Education : Up To Junior High School
Distance from Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Asaafa are malaria, arthritis, and anemia.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Asaafa 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

 

102

Volunteers - #

2323

Patient Consultations - #

182

Vision Screenings Provided - #

30

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Oklahoma Medical Brigade January 2013 23
Emory University Medical Brigade May 2013 28
University of California Davis Medical Brigade March 2014 22
Michigan State University Medical Brigade May 2019 29

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Asaafa 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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Volunteers

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Standpipes constructed

WATER VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Asaafa but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, a market study and the establishment of a community business will start as soon as feasible.

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Volunteers

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Savings Accounts Opened - #

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 Asaafa 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.

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Brigade Volunteers

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Toilets Constructed

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers

Local Reference Points

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