NMSI Progress Blog

Dodowa Hospital; 5 Years On

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The Shai-Osudoku Hospital was the first facility within the Ghana Health Programme and was handed over to the Ministry of Health early in 2016.

Following a tour of the District Health Facility in April 2018, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Marshidiso Moeti, identified the NMSI built Hospital at Dodowa as possibly a new benchmark for health facilities in Africa in terms of infrastructure and service delivery. “This facility is unique and is setting the standard for the region and I am so impressed about everything here”, she said.

In terms of delivery outcomes, the hospital has outperformed UN SDG3, setting high standards worth emulating across the Continent.

Dr Moeti also vowed that the facility’s operational strategy and successes were something she was going to learn more about in order to replicate the system in other health institutions in Ghana, and across Africa.

Indeed, the facility declared its mission for zero tolerance for maternal deaths and has since handover, continued with this commitment to achieving zero maternal deaths over the years.

Medical Director, Dr Kennedy Brightson, has restated his team’s commitment to the highest standards of patient care while striving to maintain the hospital and its landscaped surroundings to the highest standards.

Dodowa Hospital is now the leading hospital in the Shai-Osudoku region, serving a catchment area of 250,000 population (up from 50,000 catchment of the old hospital it replaced), with patients coming from as far as Burkina Faso and Togo.

 

Presidential Visit to Fomena Hospital Site

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President Akufo-Addo, together with the Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, local MPs and traditional Chiefs visited the 120-bed facility at Fomena Hospital on 4th November 2020 to inspect the progress made.

Fred Hsu and Kwadwo Oware represented NMSI and guided the President and officials on their tour of the facilities. The NMSI-Soland team has successfully transformed the site from ‘dormancy’ into a vibrant construction site in just a few weeks.

The event was a great success in showcasing the quality of workmanship in advance of the reactivation of the UKEF-backed loan and was attended by several hundred guests, including Ghana Health Service employees and local stakeholders.

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/

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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.