Asomdwee

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Asomdwee is located near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana. People in Asomdwee are primarily dedicated to farming. A typical house in Asomdwee is made of concrete blocks, mud bricks, or wood. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Asomdwee. There is a health clinic located directly in the community. There are 2 boreholes located at either end of the community that provide access to safe drinking water to 100% of homes in Asomdwee. Around 2% of homes have their own toilet facilities. There is no community bank in Asomdwee that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are improved sanitation, household water connections, and improved roads.

District: Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese

Region: Central

Homes : 640
Population : 3173
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Clinic : Yes
Midwife at clinic : No
Homes with a toilet facility : 2%
Education : Up to junior high
Nearest GB Lodging Facility : Bobmah Hotel

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

There are two types of public health clinics available to rural Ghanaians: Health Centers and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds. Health Centers serve large geographic areas within a district and are staffed by physicians. CHPS compounds serve small clusters of communities and are staffed by live-in nurses. The nurses provide basic services and, if capacity allows, they conduct home visits to families in the communities. 

Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, equipment, and essential infrastructure are often not available in these clinics and the physician density in Ghana remains around 0.2 physicians per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be a minimum of 2.3 physicians per 1,000 people to qualify a country as having adequate access to medical attention.

Another key factor for health care access in Ghana is insurance. Ghana’s National Health Insurance plan offers universal coverage, but few rural community members are actively enrolled. During Medical Brigades, community members are educated about the benefits of health insurance, and are encouraged to enroll (or re-enroll) in the National Health Insurance Plan.

Asomdwee has a CHPS compound in the community. The most common illnesses in Asomdwee are malaria, chest infections, skin infections, anemia, and arthritis.

22

Volunteers

504

Patient Consultations

110

Vision Screenings Provided

4

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Brigaders play a game as part of a children’s health workshop outside Asomdwee’s CHPS Compound

Medical Brigade clinics are hosted in Asomdwee’s CHPS Compound. Volunteers assist local doctors and community nurses to serve patients at each station of the clinic. Each day of the brigade, an average of 3 educational workshops are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 394
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES SERVED: Obengkrom, Essandohkrom, Krofofrodo, Brukukrom, Kyereyen

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN ASOMDWEE

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Regis University Medical Brigade May 2019 22

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Asomdwee 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.

Water System : Yes
System Type : Boreholes
Homes connected to water : N/A
Water Council : Yes

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Asomdwee 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.

Community Bank : No
Community Bank Members : N/A
Economic Activities : farming
Existing Microenterprises : No

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Asomdwee 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.

Homes with toilet facility : 2%
Common house materials : mud bricks, concrete, wood

Local Reference Points

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