Izwe Savings & Loans renovates Moglaa Health Center in Tamale

Izwe Savings & Loans has renovated the Moglaa Health Center located in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region. The renovation included tiling the examination and delivery rooms and painting the entire healthcare facility.

The Moglaa Health Center serves over 14,000 people in 12 communities in the region, including Tarkpaa, Lang and Zaxi. The facility is so essential for the population because the three national Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) complexes providing primary health care are not able to meet all the health needs of the population.

“In fact, all the communities are asking us for care. We only have three CHPS compounds, which is insufficient. We are grateful for the support from Izwe,” said Mr. Adams, who is also responsible for the three CHPS complexes in the region.

Why support

The Moglaa health center on which 12 communities depended was in poor condition. The exam room had an old cement floor with cracks, while the white walls had become stained. Parts of the walls also had cracks.

Mumuni Adams said the support from Izwe Savings and Loans could not have come at a better time, as he described the cracks in the walls as frightening.

He said: ‘Midwives are always complaining that it could come crashing down on them when dealing with clients. We are very happy that Izwe came at the right time to renovate the work room and give the establishment a facelift, we are very grateful for that”.

Another big concern was that the health center would often be overrun with livestock, including goats and cattle.

The Government of Ghana has provided three CHPS complexes in the 12 communities, but they are not enough to handle the huge population. As a result, many people still visit the Moglaa health center.

Izwe provides hospital supplies

Apart from renovating the Moglaa Health Center, Izwe Savings and Loans has also provided the facility with hospital supplies. These included blood pressure monitors, brand new chairs for patients and blankets. Mr Adams said each of the CHPS compounds in the communities would receive one of the blood pressure monitors, while the chairs and blankets would be used at the main health centre.

“Each CHPS compound will use one of the automatic blood pressure monitors, so it will be very useful and will increase our work,” he said.

A representative of the Chief of Moglaa, Kpanala Alhassan, said they were happy when they learned that the financial institution was offering support to the health center.

He said that Izwe’s kind gesture will remain in their hearts forever. Mr. Alhassan said the health center was very useful to the community, but its initial state was terrible, adding, “we don’t know how to thank Izwe.”

Confidentiality for patients

The labor room didn’t have much privacy, and passers-by often saw women receiving treatment. But the renovation of the service included the provision of screens to guarantee the privacy of women.

A pregnant woman, Adam Amina, said: “Due to the open nature of the place, anyone passing by could see what was going on in the facility, but with the refurbishment we can stay in the rooms and have some privacy.”

Moglaa Chief Naa Prince Williams Andani thanked Izwe Savings and Loans for the gesture and commended the health workers for their commitment to the people.

This story is part of the impact stories of Izwe Savings & Loans as it marks 10 years of operation in Ghana.

About Izwe

Izwe is originally from South Africa and currently has subsidiaries in Zambia and Kenya. The company has been operating in Ghana for 10 years, with a solid track record of providing financial services tailored to the needs of people from all walks of life, including entrepreneurs, traders, teachers, soldiers, healthcare workers, homeowners companies and all small and medium-sized enterprises. medium-sized company.

Izwe believes in supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as they contribute immensely to the GDP of the economy. It is for this reason that Izwe has earmarked GHS 150 million to support SMEs in Ghana this year. Contact us on 0302 208 222 or text EMS to 4993 to get started.

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