Otuam

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Otuam is located near the coast in the Central Region of Ghana.  People in Otuam are primarily dedicated to farming and fishing. A typical house in Otuam is made of concrete blocks, mud (adobe), or wood. There is a kindergarten and primary school in Otuam. There is a health clinic located in the community. There are 4 standpipes in the community that provide access to safe drinking water. There is a community bank in Otuam that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are a landing harbor for fishermen, heavy equipment for farming (eg. tractors), and a community market.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 2500
Population : 8747
Water System : Yes
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Education : Up to primary school
% of homes with a toilet facility : Unknown
Nearest GB Lodging Facility : Weda Lodge

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Otuam are malaria and respiratory infections.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Otuam 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

 

93

Volunteers - #

1690

Patient Consultations - #

456

Vision Screenings Provided - #

16

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Cardiff Medical Brigade March 2013 35
University of Connecticut Medical Brigade January 2019 30
Texas Tech University Medical Brigade May 2019 28

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

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

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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 Otuam 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.

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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 Otuam 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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Toilets Constructed- #

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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Local Reference Points

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