The Ensign College of Public Health at Kpong in the Eastern Region has launched the “Health 2 Go” initiative in which trained health volunteers would provide free health care services to communities in the college’s catchment area.
The community based programme, which would begin at Wawase at the Lower Manya municipality, targets at children less than five years.
The launch of the outreach project was part of activities to mark the maiden congregation of the college, which had the theme, “Strengthening public health education in Ghana, the case of Ensign.”
“We are training our volunteers at the Ensign College to equip them with the necessary skills and basic health tools to work with,” said Dr. Steve Manortey, a lecturer at the college.
He added that the initiative is part of efforts by the college to ensure that the community in which it operated, benefit from its expertise and facilities.
“The college is committed to training quality health practitioners who would provide adequate health care to their communities and the project would help in ensuring our objectives are achieved.
The project he said is funded by Rick Haskin, Founder of Castapebble in collaboration with the University of Utah and the Ghana Health Service.
On his part, Mr. Haskin said the project would help provide health care to children in the remote areas of the country as many of them lacked access to quality health care.
He also expressed appreciation to the college for taking up the project, adding that efforts would be made to get more funds to spread the project across the country.