BRIDGE OF HOPE - MALARIA TALK AND ITN DISTRIBUTION
Contribution of Borehole (Well)
The need for portable water for the people of the Northern Regions of Ghana is seen each day as young girls and boys of school going age and women treks for miles early morning in search of water which in many instances are not wholesome for human consumption.
Many Rural communities throughout Ghana, lack portable water and this is the cause of increased cases of water related diseases, young girls and boys dropping out of school, poverty and in some cases death.
In our recent health outreach among three communities in the Yendi District of the Northern Region the team saw many children suffering from worm infestations and skin rashes or infections due to inadequate water for bathing. While we had hoped to raise the needed funding to construct 8 boreholes (Wells) a members of the Lutheran Church of Hope donated three Boreholes (Wells) for the people of Sagon, Silboma and Nasowani Communities in the Yendi and Bimbila Districts of the Northern Region. The facility have since been dedicated and handed over to the communities of about 4,700 people.
We are hopeful this facility shall improve the health status of the people of Sorgon Community, enable young girls and boys to stay in school, and to help parents save money and thereby alleviate poverty.
Globeserve seeks to honor God by taking its social responsibilities seriously. Bridge of Hope is the Ministry Arm which helps us fulfill our Social Mandate where we bring hope in Jesus Christ by demonstrating God's love in a tangible way. The two main areas of Bridge of Hope is the ministry are the provision of boreholes and the fight against Malaria in all the towns and villages where we have churches.
- The year under review we visited six communities in the Yendi District of the Northern Region namely; Sorgon, Katinguli, Jilma and Mapuedo and Amuley and Torda in the Volta Region.
- In Sorgon the team gave out 146 Insecticide Treated Net to families and interacted with 500 children who benefited from MFTH
- In Katinguli the team gave out 180 Insecticide Treated Net to families and interacted with 250 children who benefited from MFTH
- Mapuedo the team gave out 250 Insecticide Treated Net to families and interacted with 300 children who benefited from MFTH
- Jilma the team gave out 250 Insecticide Treated Net and interacted with 200 children.
- Adaklu Torda the team gave out 352 Insecticide Treated Net and interacted with 400 children
- Amuley the team gave out 300 Insecticide Treated Net and interacted with 165 children.
- There are yet still six more communities to be visited by Wooddale Team and Hope Team in September to reach our goal of reaching out to over 3,000 people with Malaria awareness campaign in rural communities and the distribution of 3,000 Insecticide Treated Nets by the end of September 2015.
- So far 176 boreholes have been provided to 175 communities in the Volta, Western, Northern and Eastern Regions of Ghana.
- Well over 36,000 Long Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets were distributed across various Regions in the Country freely.
- A number of 360 people were trained as Malaria Home Management Care Providers representing 120 communities both the Southern and Northern Regions of Ghana.
Besides, GlobeServe has trained over one hundred and sixty-seven (167) people representing fifty-five (55) communities in the country in her Malaria Home Management Training as at 2015. GlobeServe supplies the necessary medications freely to these malaria home management care givers to enhance their work and provides on going supervision in league with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.