Infanta F’dn, Spanish Emb. Raise Funds for CHPS Compound
The Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation (IMPF), a non-governmental organization, of which Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is a member, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy, on Saturday, 10 November 2018, held a fund-raising dinner to provide Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds at Kwame Anum and Ashalaja in the Ga South Municipality.
Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation believes one of the best strategies to effect change at the community level, particularly with respect to improving the health of women and children, is through the provision of CHPS compounds.
Mrs Akufo-Addo revealed in a Facebook post that the foundation adopted the Sunyani West district in the Brong Ahafo Region, and in August 2012, launched a CHPS compound in the Kobedi community in partnership with the Sunyani West district health management team.
“In a few months, the results from Kobedi CHPS convinced us that supporting CHPS was a cost-effective means of improving primary healthcare and securing the health and well-being of mothers and children.
“We have since then built a CHPS compound in Adenkrebi, a community in the Ga East district and another in Nyanshegu in the Sagnerigu district of the Northern Region. In all these places, the success story is being told over and over again: Women are being reached, children are being reached and health is being improved,” the First Lady’s post read.
Moving forward, Mrs Akufo-Addo said Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation will continue with its resource mobilisation drive to raise the needed funds to make many more CHPS zones functional and with compounds across Ghana by the year 2020.