Aim of project:
The Dunkwa Kyekyewere Health Center would like to expand to include an additional award for adults (2018/19), extra beds for maternity and children (2020), and accommodation for staff (2021). Urgently needed equipment should also be supplied (2018–21).
The Dunkwa Kyekyewere Health Center was built in 1974. At present it can offer the following healthcare services: pre-natal care, reproductive and post-natal care, a children’s clinic, ultrasound examinations, a laboratory, in- and out-patient care, and patient monitoring.
Over the last decades the population has grown strongly, and the health center is no longer big enough. In particular, there is very little space for in-patients, and adults and children must share a ward. Additional equipment is also required to reduce waiting times, and because there is no accommodation for staff, it is difficult to find sufficient personnel.
The Dunkwa Kyekyewere Health Center is in the Upper Denkyira East municipal district of the Central Region of Ghana, around 20 km away from the municipal capital. The village is surrounded by 29 further smaller villages. The health center is the only health provider for around 15,000 people.
Status: Currently in implementation by GTP Schäfer
Costs: approx. €150,000