The health sector of the Nkwanta Municipal has been undergoing significant reforms in recent years, with the aim of improving health outcomes and access to quality healthcare services for all citizens in the municipality. As part of these efforts, regular performance reviews are conducted to assess the effectiveness of the various health interventions and programs.
One such review was recently held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Gateway Hotel, which revealed both strengths and areas of improvement in the health sector of the municipality.
Among the dignitaries present were the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Bright K. Lenwah, Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Joseph Atogyine Abugre, Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Madam Cynthia Sekyere, who was the chairperson of the program, muslim Council Chairman of Nkwanta, Mallam Yaya, paramount Chief of Ntrobu traditional area in the person of Nana Tetebu, Head of Ambulance Service, Mr. Derrick kranteng among other dignitaries.
The review covered a range of various activities undertaken in the year 2022 which includes facilitation of routine vaccination, organization of vaccination session in hospitals, organization of quarterly mops, ensuring availability of routine vaccines, investigation of priority diseases, use of ODK collect for surveillance, installation of a cold-chain equipment, conducted mass Covid-19 vaccination, conducted national immunization, monthly data validation at sub municipal hospitals, investigated suspected scabies cases among others.
The reviews reveals the following achievements in the year 2022. The sector was able to increase ANC 4th visits from 60.8% to 75%, increase IPT3 coverage from 37.1% to 45%, increase family planning acceptor rate from 34.4% to 45%, reduced still birthrate to 12/1000 and also reduced maternal mortality ration to 27/100,000.
The MCE, in his address, commended the health directorate and all health workers in the municipality for a great job done. He continued to encourage the directorate to do more in the New Year. The MCE highlighted some challenges facing the effective delivery of health services that needs attention.
The municipal assembly donated a sum of one thousand cedis to the health directorate. The presentation was done by the Municipal Environmental Health director who doubled as the chairperson of the event.
Overall, the health sector performance review of the municipality provided valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the health system, and highlighted areas where targeted interventions can help improve access to quality healthcare services for all residents. By implementing the recommended interventions, the municipality can work towards achieving the goal of universal health coverage and improving health outcomes for all.
created by MIS Team – NSMA (Emmanuel Sappor & Daniel Ahiatrogah)