Nkwantanan

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Nkwantanan is located near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana. People in Nkwantanan are primarily dedicated to farming, fish mongering, trading, and day labor. A typical house in Nkwantanan is made of concrete blocks, mud, or wood. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in Nkwantanan. There is a health clinic located in the nearby community of Papagya. There are 3 boreholes located in the community that provide access to safe drinking water to 30% of homes in Nkwantanan. Other community members (usually women) must trek a long distance to collect water from the nearby river. Around 40% of homes have their own toilet facilities. There is no community bank in Nkwantanan that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are improvements to the health clinic infrastructure, an improved water system, and improved sanitation.

District: Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese

Region: Central

Homes : 170
Population : 889
Water System : Yes (limited)
Community Bank : No
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes, nearby
Homes with a toilet facility : 40%
Education : Up to junior high
Distance from nearest GB Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
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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:

  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

 

31

Volunteers - #

754

Patient Consultations - #

182

Vision Screenings Provided - #

7

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
San Francisco State University Medical Brigade June 2019 31

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

One of the 3 boreholes in Nkwantanan
A woman from Nkwantanan fetching water from the nearby river

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Volunteers

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Standpipes constructed

WATER VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Nkwantanan but has not yet begun with the Business Brigades program. Now in the planning phase, implementation of a micro-finance and business solution will start as soon as feasible.

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Savings Accounts Opened - #

BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

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Volunteers

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Toilets Constructed

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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Local Reference Points

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