HEALTH CARE ACCESS:
The most common illnesses in Nkwantanan are malaria, respiratory infections, and anemia.
Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Nkwantanan 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:
- Improving the infrastructure and equipment of the existing Community Health Planning & Services (CHPS) facilities
- 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
- Supporting and training existing Community Health Nurses