A two-room structure built by community members to serve as a maternity block in the Dabilla in the Garu District of Upper East Region is in need of logistics to serve its purpose.
The community members have had to put up their own makeshift structure to serve their maternity needs because until June 2021 the Dabilla Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compound did not have a midwife.
This meant that pregnant women had to travel to adjoining communities: Worikambo Health Center in the Worikambo sub-district, Garu Health Center in the Garu sub-district, or Denugu sub-district depending on which of these facilities the pregnant women found convenient.
This was a problem for both the pregnant women who had to travel to distant facilities and the Dabilla CHPS Compound that lost revenue as a result.
After putting up the two rooms, the community members have not been able to procure the needed medical logistics; beds, delivery set, incinerator, delivery beds, bedsheets and others, to make the structure operational. While they are looking for support to complete it for use, termites have taken advantage of the situation and are feeding on the windows and doors.