The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, yesterday commissioned a health centre at Kwame Anum, in the Ga South municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The 16-bed facility, which was constructed with funding from the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, is fitted with an out-patient department, a delivery room, labour ward, a reproductive and child health area, two consulting rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory and administrative offices. It will provide services to a population of about 30,000, spread within the Obom Domeabra constituency. About 8,500 patients are expected to be attended to in its first year.
The Kwame Anum Health Centre will also provide life-saving and essential services such as immunization against the 13 childhood killer diseases, maternal and child health and nutrition.
Present to witness the commissioning of the facility were the MCE for Ga South, Stephen Nyarni, and the chief and leaders of Kwame Anum.
Infanta Malaria Foundation
In a speech to formally open the health centre, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo said the initial idea of Infanta Malaria Foundation was to rehabilitate the already existing CHPS compound. But after consultation with the community and health service leaders, it decided to construct a more befitting health centre.
She said the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, of which she is co-founder, is a group of remarkable women who came together to pool like-minded friends with a mission to support the development of women and children, by paying particular attention to their health, and executing community based health planning and services as an important strategy, especially, for the prevention and treatment of malaria.
Since its establishment before 2017, Mrs Akufo-Addo said, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation has put up three CHPS compounds in Kobedi, in the Sunyani West district of the Bono Region; Adenkrebi, in the Ga East municipality of the Greater Accra Region; and Nyanshegu, in the Sagnarigu district of the Northern Region.
The First lady promised to continue using both the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation and the Rebecca Foundation, of which she is Executive Director, to assist in improving on the health of Ghanaians, especially women and children.
She expressed gratitude to the Ga South Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Joseph Stephen Nyarni, the Ghana Health Service and the chiefs and elders of Kwame Anum for their support throughout the execution of the project.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday, May 21 2019, the First Lady of the Republic and co-founder of Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, Mrs Akufo-Addo, cut sod for the construction of the Kwame Anum Health Centre in the Ga South municipality.
Source: dailystatesman.com.gh/News Desk