Immuna

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Immuna is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana.  People in Immuna are primarily dedicated to farming and fishing.  Immuna has a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school. There is a health clinic in the community. Before Global Brigades began working in Immuna, the community’s water system consisted of 3 standpipes. Very few homes have their own toilet facilities, leaving families to use the few public toilets or practice open defecation. There is no rural bank in Immuna that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are a tarred road, sea defense, and cold storage.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 560
Population : 3350
Water System : Yes
Homes with toilet facility : unknown %
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
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 Immuna 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

 

43

Volunteers - #

1310

Patient Consultations - #

221

Vision Screenings Provided - #

8

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Cardiff Medical Brigade April 2014
University of Southern California Medical Brigade Dec 2017 20
Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and Auburn University Medical Brigade May 2019 23

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

IMMUNA’S WATER CHALLENGE

Prior to their partnership with Global Brigades, Immuna only 3 standpipes that provided water for the entire community. The system did not have a distribution network to individual houses. In order to retrieve water for household use, people – often women and children – would make multiple trips walking each day to one of the standpipes carrying containers.

2400

Project Beneficiaries - #

1

Kilometers of Pipeline Installed - #

4

Standpipes constructed- #

IMMUNA’S WATER SOLUTION

One of the top needs expressed by Immuna in their initial meetings with Global Brigades was the construction of more standpipes to facilitate community members’ access to clean drinking water. Global Brigades, in partnership with the UK Lion’s Club and the Ghana Water Company, have since increased the total number of standpipes in Immuna to 7.

 

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 Immuna 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 Immuna 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

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