The Korean Foundation for International Health (KOFIH) has extended healthcare services to two underserved communities in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region. 

With support from the Ghana Health Service, the organisation constructed and furnished two CHPS Compounds for the Kpeve Tongu and Ve Hove communities. 

The initiative would end the plight of residents travelling long distances to access healthcare. 

Kpeve Tornu situated along the Volta Lake in the North-Western part of the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region is a predominant fishing community.

The settlement which harbors hundreds of residents does not have a health center, compelling the residents to journey to Kpeve, mostly on motorbikes, to access healthcare. 

Ve Hove, a remote community in the same district also lacks a health facility. 

According to the residents, they had to transport the sick or pregnant women to the hospital in stretchers made of bamboo and cloth. 

Realizing the plight of the two communities, the Korean Foundation for International Health (KOFIH), funded the construction CHPS Compounds to take healthcare delivery closer to the residents. 

The Ambassador of the Korean Republic to Ghana, H.E Lim Jung-taek, said his country places priority on its collaboration with Ghana to improve the service deliver in the health sector.

The Afadzato South District Chief Executive, Etornam Flolu, promised the facilities would be equipped with logistic and human resources to enhance service delivery. 

The Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Timothy Letsa, urged the residents to patronize the facility. 

The Deputy Minister of Health, Mahama Asei Seini, appreciated KOFIH on its contributions to help Ghana achieve universal health coverage. 

He detailed that Ghana’s relationship with KOFIH dates back in 2014, adding that the health sector would continue to work with the Korean organization as it remains a key player in the Maternal and Child Health Improvement Program being implemented in the Volta and Oti Regions. 

“We pledge to continue to monitor to ensure that this facility would serves its intended purpose”, he said.

The residents were delighted about the initiative since it would promote health and economic growth in their respective communities.