Gyabankrom

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Gyabankrom is located in Central Ghana. Most of the homes in the community are made up of block/brick or wood. Some of the top needs expressed by the community are access to water and toilet and access to business support. Children in the community typically attend school up until junior high school. The current water system in the community is 4 boreholes. Most of the community members work in farming, fish mongering or day labor. The community has access to a community bank in the form of a Susu coop.

District: Abura-Aseibu-Kwamankese

Region: Central

Homes : 555
Population : 3542
Water System : Borehole
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Post : Yes
Community Health Volunteers : Yes
% of Homes with toilet facility : 10
Education : Up to Junior High School

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Gyabankrom are malaria, cough, and anemia.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Gyabankrom 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

60

Volunteers - #

1420

Patient Consultations - #

426

Vision Screenings Provided - #

10

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Shenandoah University Medical Brigade March 2019 38
University of Arizona Medical Brigade May 2019 22

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades has not yet implemented Water Brigades in the community of Gyabankrom. Currently, the community does have a water committee to help support the current infrastructure within the community.  Global Brigades plans to start water programming in the community of Gyabankrom 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 Gyabankrombut has not yet begun with the Business Program. Now in the planning phase, a community bank will be established as soon as feasible, followed by market studies and investment in an anchor business to provide additional capital.

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 Gyabankrom but has not yet begun with the Public Health Program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers Chapter Date # Of Volunteers

Local Reference Points

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