The Korle Klottey Municipality was awarded the best Health Directorate and the Adabraka Polyclinic the second-best Polyclinic during the Annual Performance Review meeting held in Accra.
The meeting brought together representatives from private and public health facilities in the Region as well as other stakeholders to review the performance of the region for 2022, terms of its successes and challenges and to plan the way forward on the improvement of healthcare services.
The Annual Performance Review was on the theme: “Addressing Healthcare Delivery Gaps for Equity in Health Coverage Through Intensifying Health Promotion Interventions, Optimizing the Use of Data and Technology to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare and Strengthening Preventive and Control Measures for Emergent and Re-Emergent Public Health Events”.
Mrs. Charity Sarpong, the Greater-Accra Regional Director of Health Services stated that, the Annual Performance Review was to reflect on the healthcare activities carried out in 2022 and also to share success stories, identify short falls and come out with strategies and the way forward for 2023.
She mentioned that, through the experiences learnt from Covid-19, they were able to build a resilient and a reboot surveillance system at all levels in the region and that contributed to effective management of the 56 cases of Monkey Pox diagnosed in 2022.
Mrs. Sarpong said the decrease in still birth rate, improvement in Penta 3 and BCG coverage, improvement in blood availability at the district and regional level, improvement in referral of cases from one facility to another and others were some key achievements in health care indicators in 2022.
She however, lamented that, Hypertension, Diabetes, Malaria, Urinary Tract Infections, remain the top ten conditions and urged health workers to intensify their sensitization and create awareness of these conditions in their various communities.
The Regional Director mentioned some challenges they are facing. Some of which include the lack of permanent space and less than 44% of the vehicles are above ten years and difficult to repair when faulty.
She acknowledged the sacrifices and dedication of all health workers and encouraged them to continue with their good work.
Madam Jennifer Andoh head of the Korle Klottey Municipal Health Directorate expressed their gratitude on the honor done them and also thanked the Korle Klottey Municipal Chief Executive, the Municipal Health Director and all the staff for the teamwork that has brought them this far.