Tuakwa

  • Overview
  • Medical
  • Water
  • Business
  • Public Health

Overview

Tuakwa is located in the Central Region of  Ghana.The majority of the community members work in agriculture harvesting food like corn, vegetables, and plantains. The community has access to healthcare in the form of a CHPs Zone. People in the community are able to attend school until Junior High. There is a standpipe and borehole located in the community that provide access to safe drinking water. Around 5% of homes have their own toilet facilities, which means most families rely on a few public toilets or practice open defecation. There is a susu group in Tuakwa that offers savings and loans services to members. The community expressed that their top needs are accommodations for the community health nurses and household toilet facilities.

District: Abura Asebu Kwamankese

Region: Central

Homes : 409
Population : 2045
Water System : Yes
Health Center : CHPs zone
Community Bank : Yes
Electricity : Yes
Homes with a toilet facility : 5%
Education : Up to junior high
Distance from nearest GB Lodging Facility :

Medical

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

HEALTH CARE ACCESS:

The most common illnesses in Tuakwa are malaria, diarrhea, and skin infections.

Global Brigades establishes mobile clinics in Tuakwa 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

 

53

Volunteers - #

691

Patient Consultations - #

184

Vision Screenings Provided - #

8

Health Education Workshops - #

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Chapter Date # Of Volunteers
University of Texas Austin Medical Brigade Jan 2019 31
Regis University Medical Brigade May 2019 22

Water

Program Status

  • Planning
  • Active
  • Complete

Global Brigades is working on the implementation of the Holistic Model in Tuakwa 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 Tuakwa 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 Tuakwa but has not yet begun with the Public Health Program. Now in the planning phase, the financing, delivery, and installation of household health infrastructure products will start as soon as feasible.

PUBLIC HEALTH VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY:

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Local Reference Points

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