2023 Annual Performance Review for The Municipal Health Directorate

The Municipality Health Directorate today, 28th February, 2024 organized Performance Review for the year 2023 at the Municipal Assembly Hall.  Presentations were made by the various Health Facilities in the Municipality on their activities in the year under review; it included objectives, Human Resources, main priorities, key activities, achievements, challenges and the way forward.

Facilities present included the Municipal Health Directorate, the Ejura Government Hospital, St. Luke Hospital, Sekyedumase Poly Clinic and St. Anthony Health Center.  Institutions like National Health Insurance, Ghana Police and the Prisons Services were also given the privilege to educate members on their performance.

The Municipal Health Director, Mr. Courage Anku presented the Health Directorate performance for the year under review. He said there were 7 Sub-Municipals, 46 CHPS Zones, 16 Health facilities, 2 Hospitals, 1 Poly clinic, 2 Private Clinics, 1 Health Center, 10 CHPS Compounds, 89 CBSV and 32 TBA.  Also, there were 712 staffs comprising 8 Medical Officers, 4 Physician Assistants, 287 Professional Nurses, 40 Community Nurses, 89 Midwives, 33 Technical Officers, 15 Specialized Nurses, among others.

Concerning the achievement of the Directorate, Mr. Anku stated that Family Planning increase from 21.5% to 25.2%.  Also, there was reduction in Measles cases, incidence of Diabetes, TB and Hypertension rates reduced.  He added that mortality rate also reduced.

Concerning non achievement, Mr. Courage Anku said ANC decreased from 65.3% to 52.2%, the percentage of children between 6 – 59 months receiving Routine Vitamin A decreased from 168% to 119.8%, still birth increase from 7.2 to 12.4%.

He said there were stake holder support from an NGO known as the Marie Stropes and they provide the Municipality with clinical equipment.

The health Director seized the opportunity to brief members on the Municipal status of COVID 19. He said currently there was no active case and it was all due to the vaccine. He encouraged members to come for the vaccine to protect them from the pandemic.

The Medical Superintendent for the Ejura Government Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Boakye presented the performance of the hospital.

In the presentations, the top ten OPD Cases were Malaria, URTI, Intestinal Worms, Typhoid, Anaemia, Skin Disease, Hypertension, Acute Urinary tract infection, Acute Eye infection and Diarrhoea. It was revealed that Malaria was the top recorded OPD case in the Municipality followed by Typhoid.

Some of the challenges stated by representatives included inadequate staff, inadequate accommodation for staff, inadequate equipment and machinery for some units, inadequate transportation for outreach and official programmes, lack of office space for clinical activities, frequent power outage and delay in reimbursement of NHIS Claims.

They stated that going forward, they will strengthen health education through the use of local information centers, maintain good team work at sub-Municipal to increase productivity, ensure proper data management, among others.

This year’s performance review was graced with categories of awards like Best Performing CHPs Compound, Individual Awards and Citation in Honour of the Municipal Health Director, Mr. Courage Anku.  Under the Service Level Award, the three Best CHPS Compound went to Nkrampo/Drobong CHPs Compound as first position, Aframso CHPs Compound as second and Nokwareasa CHPS Compound third.

  • The Overall Best Performing Staff of the year 2023 went to Cynthia Asuama Yeboah.
  • The Most Outstanding Staff of the year 2023 for Enroll Nurse went to Washiro Imoro
  • The Most Outstanding Staff of the year 2023 for Community Health Nurse went to Prince Kweku Duah
  • The Most Outstanding Staff of the year 2023 for Ejura District Health Directorate went to Mark Kwesi Kyei-Baffour
  • The Most Outstanding Supporting Staff of the year 2023 went to Kwesi Kyei

Dignitaries who graced the occasion were Nkensiehene of Ejura Traditional Council, Nana Yeboah Kodie, Chairman for the Occasion, rep. from Sekyedumase Traditional Council Nana Osei Kwadwo Sarfo, the Christian Council Chairman, Rev. Fr. Joseph Amankwa, Ejura Zongo Chief, Alhaji Suwaj Alhassan, Ejura District Police commander, Chief Supt. Bismark Achaab, Reps from Immigration Service, Inspector Donkor Kwabena Prince and Inspector Josphine Asiamah, Reps from Prisons Service, Surgent Adoyinah Christopher and Surgent Abdul Mumunni, the Deputy Director of Administration, Ghana Health Service, Ashanti Regional, Mr. Asare Badiako Micah, Heads of Department, among others.


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