Edumafa

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Edumafa is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana. A typical house in Edumafa is made of concrete blocks, mud (adobe), or wood. People in Edumafa are primarily dedicated to farming, fish mongering, and day labor. There is a health clinic located in the community. When Global Brigades began working in Edumafa, there were 4 standpipes in the community that provided access to safe drinking water. The water system was inadequate for the population and community members still had to walk a long distance to retrieve water. Around 1% of homes have their own toilet facilities. There is no community bank in Edumafa that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are household toilets and household water connections.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 500
Population : 1950
Water System : Yes (limited)
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Homes with toilet facility : 1%
Education : N/A
Nearest GB lodging facility : Weda Lodge

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Edumafa are malaria and arthritis.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Edumafa 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
Community Nurse in Ekumfi

9

Volunteers - #

441

Patient Consultations - #

2

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
UK Professional Medical Brigade June 2019 9

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

N/A

Volunteers - #

N/A

Standpipes constructed - #

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

N/A

Volunteers - #

N/A

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 Edumafa 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.

N/A

Brigade Volunteers

N/A

Toilets Constructed

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers

Local Reference Points

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