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Shai Osudoku Dodowa District Hospital featured on TV3 Ghana

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On Friday 10th May 2019, TV3 Ghana featured the Shai Osudoku Dodowa District Hospital to highlight its “zero maternal mortality rate for the past 5 years”.

The new hospital facilities constructed by NMS Infrastructure receives positive reviews from the hospital’s management team, the MOH and the World Health Organisation, while the Minister of Health discusses the hope for the full project to restart soon.

Footage courtesy of TV3 Ghana:
Website – 3news.com/
YouTube – youtube.com/user/TV3Gh/featured
Facebook Page – facebook.com/TV3GH/

Menstrual Health Programme Update

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The menstrual health programme sponsored by NMSI, A Child Unheard (ACU) and Ruby Cup in conjunction with the NMSI-supported Community Health Planning Clinic in Ayenyah is progressing well.

The uptake of the programme within the community has continued to grow and there are now 83 women and girls who have been educated and trained in menstrual health and how to use the Ruby Menstrual Cup.

The distribution of the Ruby cups started on the 9th January 2017, when the school re-opened after the festive break.  Once distribution has been completed, the programme will be monitored on a monthly basis to ensure that the impact of introducing the Ruby Menstrual cups is understood

The hope is that there will be improvements in both the girls and women’s health as well as seeing an improvement in the girl’s attendance at school.

 

News from the Built To Care Ghana Hospital Project

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The Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu paid an official visit to Dodowa Hospital, attended by the Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment for West Africa from the British High Commission, Sharon Ganney, and the Chief Director and Regional Director of Health.

The Minister witnessed at first hand the outstanding work of medical staff, as well as the technical support staff, in this new-generation district hospital which is fully-operational.

Following the visit, the Regional Director of UK Trade remarked: “Having seen the build in various stages of construction, to see it delivering for Ghanaian people was testament to all of the great work done by NMS.”

 

African Healthcare Summit in London

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Head of Business Development at NMSI, Nicholas Oliver, this morning lead a panel discussion at the Africa Healthcare Summit in London to showcase the Built To Care Ghana Project.

The panel was made up of Sam Hoexter from UK Export Finance, Polly Barker from architects tp Bennet and Ed Harking from Fieldstone Private Capital Group and the session was well received by all present.

https://www.africahealthcareweek.com/

 

Urgent Roof Repairs at ACU School

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During the months of October and November, NMSI enrolled Soland into one of our ‘Giving Back’ partners, A Child Unheard, where they are now completing the urgent repair and renovation works to ACU’s school roof.

This project, partially financed by the funds raised by William Hsu (son of NMSI Deputy Chairman Fred Hsu) and friend Charlie Stevens from their epic 10,500 km cycle ride along the silk road for ACU, is a great milestone for Soland, as they gain their first, of what is hoped will be many, new contracts outside the ‘Built To Care Ghana’ district hospital programme.

This is phase 1 of the renovation programme at the school and sees the renovation of the kitchen, classroom and office block. This phase of works is well underway and is due to be completed by mid-November.

Richard Goodall, Director of Strategy – A Child Unheard Foundation, said “due to the condition of the roof at our school, we found ourselves in real need of a professional and compassionate construction partner. Thankfully we found NMSI and Soland listened to our needs and they have exceeded our expectations. All of us at the A Child Unheard Foundation, the school and the children want to thank NMSI and their team for their fantastic help”.

Furthermore, Soland have employed labourers from the local Ayenyah community, in turn passing on and transferring long term skills to all those involved in the project.

Launch of GIZ’s “Prevention is better than Cure” project

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The launch of GIZ’s “Prevention is better than Cure” project, in partnership with NMSI, took place at the Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa on Saturday 8th Oct.

NMSI’s partnership with GIZ has progressed well over the last few months, with the foundations being laid for the initial roll out of the ‘Prevention is Better than Cure’ programme being headed by Miriam Sai, Genelec Support Services’ clinical specialist.” The programme has progressed well and on 2 September, it was introduced to local Dodowa Community leaders and stakeholders, who have consented for the project to be rolled out into the wider community. This is great news as this community engagement was always going to be crucial for the success of the programme.

It is also a great step forward in promoting preventive health measures and starting to educate communities on how to avoid risks to health and prevent illness. This is believed to be one of the first preventive health care programmes in Ghana.

The aim of this program is to provide:

  • Access to information on preventive health in hospitals
  • Trained staff for consultation on preventative health measures
  • A bridge between traditional and modern medicine

Targeted information on high risks such as malaria, TB, HIV, waterborne viral illnesses The programme will provide for:

  • Training for 30 Community volunteers and 18 Nurses from three local communities
  • A 14-day Community sensitization programme delivered by the trained staff
  • A 10-day screening program (BMI/Hypertension/Blood Sugar/Breast Screening/Nutrition) for the three local communities.

The launch of the programme will take place at the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa, built by NMS Infrastructure under the Built To Care District Hospital programme and fully handed over to the Ghana Health Service in August 2016, with three communities having been identified to participate within this programme.

GIZ will be working closely with the Ministry of Health on this and if the pilot proves to be a success, it will be rolled out into other African countries.

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/health/giz-nmsi-launch-preventvion-is-better-than-cure-project-108842?fbclid=IwAR0Fln2hQGXcKxNbUAypS8cGfBlJG3b-NAVbQScEo_RAr9RUlb3P1INIuB0

Preventative Healthcare Programme, Ghana

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On 8th October, Germany’s International Development Organisation (GIZ) and NMSI launched a €1.3 million preventive healthcare programme. The event took place at the newly-built Shai-Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa, where Dr Samuel Akaba, Director of Institutional Care Division, Ministry of Health, called on Ghanaians to be more responsible for their health. He said the race to get things done for the family could steal attention but knowing what can make “you healthy and less capable of achieving life goals and taking steps to stay healthy” is the best personal choice one can make.