Narkwa

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Narkwa is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana. A typical house in Narkwa is made of concrete blocks, mud (adobe), or wood. People in Narkwa are primarily dedicated to farming and fishing. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Narkwa. There is a polyclinic located in the community. There are 3 standpipes located in the community that provide access to safe drinking water to 70% of homes in Narkwa. Only around 1% of homes have their own toilet facilities. There is no community bank in Narkwa that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are household toilets, a market, and a community bank.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 700
Population : 6000
Water System : Yes, but inadequate
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Homes with a toilet facility : 1%
Education : Up to junior high
Nearest GB Lodging Facility : Weda Lodge

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Narkwa are malaria, coughs, and arthritis.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Narkwa 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

 

128

Volunteers - #

3895

Patient Consultations - #

225

Vision Screenings Provided - #

31

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
Samuel Merritt University Medical Brigade April 2013 27
California State University Bakersfield Medical Brigade August 2013 39
San Jose State University & St. Louis College of Pharmacy Medical Brigade January 2019 35
University of Washington Professional Schools Medical Brigade June 2019 27

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

N/A

Volunteers

N/A

Standpipes constructed

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 Narkwa 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.

N/A

Volunteers

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 Narkwa 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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