GAVI HSS Cash Support Project – DMAC enters New communities
GAVI HSS Cash Support Project – DMAC enters New communities | GAVI HSS Cash Support Project – The Divine Mother and Child Foundation has extended its Health System Strengthening project into new communities in the Afram Plains South District.
Speaking exclusively to the Ghana Health News on the project, the Director Edmund Dodoo said “DMAC is one of the 36 implementing partners under the Ghana Coalitions of NGOs in Health who are implementing the GAVI Health System strengthening which is a Community Service Organization (CSO) based project on immunization in Ghana and is being supported by GAVI.
According to him, DMAC is currently implementing this project in the Kwahu Afram Plains South district. In the second year project, DMAC was operating in Island communities like Bompata, Chuchukope, Akamakope, Togorme, and Ahiatrogah among many others.
Mentioning some of the successes chalked, he stated that “in 2016 when we started this project, there were no CHPS zones in the island communities, but we’ve been able to chalk some successes. We have been able to facilitate the building of four CHPS zones in four out of the five communities.”
Following these successes, DMAC thought it wise that in the third year project, they would extend these services to a new area. Therefore in the current project, which happens to be the third year project, DMAC is focusing on other hard to reach communities in terms of immunization in the Afram Plains South District.
Currently, the project is taking place in communities like Ameyaw, Odumesua, Praprabebida, Dedeso, Asampanin. These communities are around Tease and have low coverage in terms of immunization.
Throughout this project, community leaders would be trained, and volunteers would be trained as well and sent into the communities to mark children who have not taken their immunizations.
These would inform the health authorities to cover up with those who have not been immunized.
The project according to the Director would also involve radio discussion activities, community durbars and several engagement programs that would involve the community leaders.
GAVI HSS Cash Support Project
Source: Ghana Health News