The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Thursday commissioned a Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) at Saduase in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The fully furnished functional and NHIS accredited CHPS compound is now able to provide preventive, and treatment services and refer patients to bigger health centres.
In her brief remarks at the commissioning, the First Lady and Head of the Rebecca Foundation, said the project “offers yet another opportunity to invest in what we believe will make a difference in the lives of women and children.”
She acknowledged and applauded the commitment of the Assembly, Health Directorate, Chiefs and People of the community, who pulled resources together to build this CHPS compound, the first health facility to be constructed in this community.
The First Lady stated that the CHIPS compound remains a significant concept to bring and promote health care delivery in the country, especially rural areas.
The Rebecca Foundation also support the facility with all the equipment needed, including complete delivery set, hospital beds and a generator.
“Of course the Foundation itself could not have done this without the support of generous individuals and organizations. I wish to say thank you to everyone who continues to support the Rebecca Foundation” She stated.
“I am also pleased that this facility is serviced by two community health nurses, a midwife and a staff nurse. This will certainly ensure that the community will have the necessary complement of basic health services, especially for maternal and child health.” She disclosed.
The First Lady entreated all to support government in the collective duty of making healthcare more accessible and available for all Ghanaians.
Concluding with a call for a more compact partnership with all stakeholders Mrs. Akufo-Addo said health partners, the private sector, civil society organizations, religious and traditional authorities and non-government organizations must all come together to build effective, responsive, fair and efficient health systems, to provide accessible services for our growing population.
Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Mr. Solomon Tetteh Appiah called on the staff and managers of the facility to honour the benevolence of the First Lady by making judicious use of the equipment and the exhibition of professional conduct and behaviour.