The Central Regional Director of Health Service, Dr. Alexis Nang Beifubah has called on all stakeholders in health to commit to working extra hard to achieve the health sustainable development goals without relying on resources from central government since the government does not have enough money for healthcare delivery.
According to the Director, his directorate has been depending on donor agencies to determine what exactly to do with the funds received
Dr. Nang Beifubah indicated that it is time Ghana Health Service starts looking within for the needed resources to complement efforts of the government and take ownership of their destinies in terms of health.
“To this effect, a catalog of all stakeholders will be compiled or be reviewed to identify areas of comparative strengths and competencies for effective engagement for improved service delivery in the ensuing years” he added.
At the Central Regional health sector 2017 annual performance review meeting at Cape Coast, Dr Nang Beifubah revealed that Central Region chalked modest successes in the year under review where CHPs implementation improved modestly.
These, improvements according to the Director were largely due to the infusion of resources for community-level health services.
He stated emphatically that, the proportions of morbidity and mortality due to Malaria continued to decline significantly as a result institutional under five Malaria case fatality rate reduced from 0.54 in 2015 to 0.16 in 2017.
Mr. Nang Beifubah added that supervised delivery increased marginally from 57.8% in 2015 to 61.9% in 2017 short of the national target of 65% but observed that the active interest of traditional authorities and district assemblies was commendable and indicative of good stakeholders’ engagement potentials.
Dr. Nang Beifubah commended Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan and Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) for keeping the environment clean to achieve a state of affairs and hope to continue to make Central Region cholera-free zone.