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 : N/A
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health clinic : Yes
Midwife at clinic : Yes
Education : Up to junior high school
Distance to nearest GB Lodging Facility : 30-60 minutes

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

There are two types of public health clinics available to rural Ghanaians: Health Centers and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds. Health Centers serve large geographic areas within a district and are staffed by physicians. CHPS compounds serve small clusters of communities and are staffed by live-in nurses. The nurses provide basic services and, if capacity allows, they conduct home visits to families in the communities. 

Even with this coverage, it is important to note that medications, equipment, and essential infrastructure are often not available in these clinics and the physician density in Ghana remains around 0.2 physicians per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be a minimum of 2.3 physicians per 1,000 people to qualify a country as having adequate access to medical attention.

Another key factor for health care access in Ghana is insurance. Ghana’s National Health Insurance plan offers universal coverage, but few rural community members are actively enrolled. During Medical Brigades, community members are educated about the benefits of health insurance, and are encouraged to enroll (or re-enroll) in the National Health Insurance Plan.

Nanabin has a CHPS compound in the community.

154

Volunteers

422

Patient Consultations

48

Vision Screenings Provided

10

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

A nurse helps brigaders present a health workshop at Nanabin’s CHPS center

Medical Brigade clinics are hosted in Nanabin’s CHPS Compound. Volunteers assist local doctors and community nurses to serve patients at each station of the clinic. Each day of the brigade, an average of 2 educational workshops are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 487
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES SERVED: Akwa, Twa, Abor

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN NANABIN:

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 System : Yes
System Type : Standpipes
Homes connected to water : N/A
Water Council : No

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.

Community Bank : Yes, VSL cooperative
Community Bank Members : 60
Economic Activities : farming, day labor
Existing Microenterprises : N/A

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.

Homes with toilet facility : N/A
Common house materials : mud bricks, wood

Local Reference Points

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