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The United States Agency International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Ghana Health Services (GHS) has refurbished five Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in five selected districts of Ashanti with medical equipment and logistics amounting GH¢100,000.00.

The communities that benefited were Anansu-Atwima-Mponua, Narniekrom; Ahafo Ano South, Numesua in the Ahafo Ano North, Adobesu; Sekyere Afram Plains and Nkujoa in the Sekyere Central districts.

At the grand ceremony organized at Anansu in the Atwima Mponua District, Mr. Pius Affipunga, MSCP/ CHPS Senior Technical Specialist, who spoke on behalf of Karen Caldwell, Director of MCSP-Ghana, said, the initiative formed part of the United Nations government’s agenda to promote primary health care in distant and deprived communities.

MR. Pius noted that, through a fixed amount award MCSP is working closely with the Ghana Health Service to provide technical and financial support to its five focal regions ( Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Upper East and Upper West) to improve access to primary health care delivery in rural distant and deprived communities in Ghana.

He reiterated that, the USAID and MCSP are committed to support the Ghana Health Service to scale up medical equipment and logistics in the country.

The Ashanti Regional Health Director in charge of Nurses and Midwiferies, Dr. Adomako Baafi, speaking at the ceremony expressed gratitude to the government and the people of the United States for working closely with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to provide quality primary health care to the people of Ghana as well as helping the country to achieve universal health coverage.

Dr. Adomako cautioned the Nurses and Midwifes exhibit maintenance their culture as far as the medical equipment and logistics are concerned, and encouraged them to be actively involved in the up keeping it as their own to ensure continued health care delivery.

The Chiefs, Elders and residents of the beneficiary community took turn to express their gratitude to the USAID and the Ashanti Regional Health directorate, adding, they will ensure proper upkeep and maintenance of the medical equipment and logistics.

By:Osei k. Peter/Newsghana.com.gh

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