Mobile community outreach ultrasound scan project
This project is aimed at providing a free ultrasound scan service to pregnant women in the rural areas who cannot afford to pay for the scans or travel from the villages to the district hospitals, where they could access these services.
Pregnant women have to queue for the service as well, making it uncomfortable for them in their condition.
The project is being implemented in four selected districts, namely Ayensuano, Suhum, Akuapim South, and Atiwa districts respectively.
This project takes the ultrasound service to the pregnant women in their own communities, in the local health facilities and antenatal clinics they attend. This makes it easier for the midwife to access them assist.
To reduce maternal and child mortality in the district by 30%.
To provide a free ultrasound scan service to 2000 pregnant women who would otherwise not be able to afford, or access, this service.
To treat and refer women appropriately to the nearest health facility in the case of any problems being identified in pregnancy.
To collaborate with the regional coordinating council, regional health directorate and other stakeholders.
HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED
We started in May 2015 and as of December 2015, 1780 pregnant women have benefited.
No maternal or child mortality has been recorded recently in the areas we operate in..
We take this service to the communities, which is a different approach from the governmental health-based option.
About 1780 women have benefitted.
No maternal or child deaths have been recorded.
Antenatal attendance in the project areas has increased.
All emergency cases were death immediately and has prevented any pregnancy related complications
Transportation is a problem since the foundation has no vehicle for the project.
This project is unique and beneficial.
We have learnt how the little things we do can save a whole community.