The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned a CHPS Compound built by her foundation: the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, for the Nyanshegu Community in Tamale.
This forms part of her efforts to reduce malaria, especially in vulnerable populations.
The reduction of malaria, the First Lady noted, could be achieved through improving access to preventive care and effective services across Ghana.
Mrs Akufo-Addo said at the commissioning ceremony that she would always support any effort “to provide door-step health services to ensure a productive population.”
She said she was delighted the CHPS compound would also bring HIV information and services, particularly on prevention of mother-to-child transmission, “to our brothers and sisters in this community.”
“Our hope is that in a few years, there will be zero transmission of HIV from mother to child,” said.Mrs Akufo-Addo, therefore, expressed her gratitude to the team at Infanta Malaria as well as other institutions and individuals who contributed to the construction of the Nyanshegu facility.
She applauded the Ghana AIDS Commission, the Ghana Health Service, peer educators, models of hope, heart-to-heart ambassadors, the Ernest Peyer Foundation of Switzerland, HFC Bank, Inesfly, Polytank, Ashfoam, Super Care, and Dayden Pharmacy for supporting her Foundation to construct and resource the facility.
Mrs Akufo-Addo commended Dr Yeh and Mr Alhassan Suhuyini, Member of Parliament for Tamale North for supporting the project.
She entreated all to know their HIV status, receive counselling and change behaviours that put people at risk of a condition that could be avoided.
She urged the youth to adopt healthy lifestyles and make wise choices to remain healthy at all times.
She encouraged all to work together for the good of the communities saying; “When we work together we can achieve so much for the good of our society.”