Srafa Kokodo

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Srafa Kokodo is located near the coast in the Central Region of  Ghana.  People in Srafa Kokodo are primarily dedicated to farming and fishing. A typical house in Srafa Kokodo is made of concrete blocks, mud, or wood. There is a kindergarten, primary school, and junior high school in the community. There is a health clinic located within the community. There is a borehole that provides water to the community, but the water is often too salty to drink. Around 5% of homes have their own toilet facilities, which means most families must rely on public toilets or practice open defecation. There is a susu group in Srafa Kokodo that offers savings and loans services. The community expressed that their top needs are road and bridge construction, a community center, and a factory for pineapple processing.

District: Ekumfi

Region: Central

Homes : 213
Population : 1423
Water System : Yes (limited)
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Health Center : Yes
Midwife at clinic : No
Homes with a toilet facility : 5%
Education : Up to junior high
Nearest GB Lodging Facility : Weda Lodge

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.

Srafa Kokodo has a CHPS Compound within their community. The most common illnesses in Srafa Kokodo are malaria, skin infections, hypertension, and coughs.

20

Volunteers

471

Patient Consultations

121

Vision Screenings Provided

3

Health Education Workshops

BRIGADE INFORMATION

Medical Brigaders observe a nurse providing a patient consultation in Akwansa Kokodo

Medical Brigade clinics are hosted in Srafa Kokodo‘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 4 educational workshops are facilitated with the clinic’s patients.

  • AVERAGE PATIENTS ATTENDED: 350
  • NEARBY COMMUNITIES SERVED: Srafa Aboano, Owuya, Awofa

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN SRAFA KOKODO:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
UC Merced Medical Brigade May 2019 20

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Srafa Kokodo 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 : Borehole
Homes connected to water : N/A
Water Council : N/A

Business

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Srafa Kokodo 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, coop
Community Bank Members : 18
Economic activities : Fishing
Existing microenterprises : N/A

Public Health

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Srafa Kokodo 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 : 5%
Common house materials : wood, mud bricks, concrete

Local Reference Points

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