Nanabin

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Nanabin is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana.  People in Nanabin are primarily dedicated to farming and fishing. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Nanabin. There is also a health clinic in the community. Currently, there are 5 standpipes that provide water to the entire community. Very few homes have their own toilet facilities, leaving most families to use public toilets or practice open defecation. There is an existing rural bank in Nanabin that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are household water connections and toilets.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 650
Population : 2500
Water System : Yes
Homes with toilet facility : unknown %
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Education : Up to junior high school
Distance from nearest GB Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Nanabin 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

154

Volunteers - #

2436

Patient Consultations - #

48

Vision Screenings Provided - #

10

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Saint Louis University Medical Brigade Dec 2012 32
Dublin City University & University of Arizona Professional Medical Brigade June 2013 38
Virginia Tech Medical Brigade January 2014 31
University of Birmingham Medical Brigade July 2014 23
Pennsylvania State University Medical Brigade May 2019 30

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Nanabin 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 Nanabin 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 Nanabin 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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