Eyisam

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Eyisam is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana. A typical home in Eyisam is made of mud, concrete blocks, or wood. People in Eyisam are primarily dedicated to farming. There is a health clinic in the community. People in Eyisam obtain water from standpipes, boreholes, and the nearby river. A small percentage of homes in the community have their own toilet facility, which leaves most families to use the few public toilets or practice open defecation. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Eyisam. There is an existing rural bank in Eyisam that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are toilet facilities, improvements to the health clinic, and jobs & educational scholarships for young people.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 850
Population : 4500
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Homes with toilet facility : Unknown
Education : Up to junior high
Distance from nearest GB Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Eyisam 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

79

Volunteers - #

940

Patient Consultations - #

338

Vision Screenings Provided - #

12

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Brigade December 2017 18
Jesuit Medical School Consortium Medical Brigade June 2013 12
Pennsylvania State University Medical Brigade May 2019 32
University of Central Florida & Wayne State University Medical Brigade August 2019 29

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

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 Eyisam 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

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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