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
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:

The most common illnesses in Srafa Kokodo are malaria, skin infections, hypertension, and coughs.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Srafa Kokodo 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

 

20

Volunteers - #

350

Patient Consultations - #

121

Vision Screenings Provided - #

3

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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 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 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.

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 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.

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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