Isodec Launches Sms For Better Health Service


Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini (middle), Deputy Northern Regional Minister delivering a speech during a national launch of Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) health care delivery project with funding from STAR-Ghana in Salaga East Gonja District in the Northern Region.

The programs which is been implemented in five districts in Northern and Upper East Regions will enable citizens to demand for better health care delivery by texting their concerns of poor health service delivery to the authorities for quick response.

Launching the project on the theme “Tackling Accountable REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Delivery through strengthened Advocacy,” Alhaji Fuisine commended ISODEC for the initiative and urged the people in the beneficiary district to take advantage of the project to enhance their health status.

He said, the project is in line with the Government commitment in providing access to health care for the people in rural communities and therefore, health workers should help in tackling the health issues of the people.

Speaking at the launch, Professor Saa Dittoh, Board Member of ISODEC t said, the two-year project is a web-based complaints and resolution tracking system, which seeks to improve quality, transparency and accountability in the health delivery system and the beneficiary districts include Bawku West, munduri, East Gonja, Bunkpurugu, Yunyoo and Bolgatanga.

The primary aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of citizens to demand quality, accessible and transparent services and also empower them to have a better voice in health service delivery, he added

He said the achievement of the MDGs four and five is important that, the maternal and child health services are more responsive to the needs of the people and that the voice of the communities is heard in how the services are provided and how resources are utilized to provide the services.”

He said: “ISODEC believes that every life is important” hence the initiative to ensure quality, accessible and transparent health service delivery to amongst others help in achieving the MDGs on maternal mortality.”

Mr. Tanko Ibrahim, the Director of STAR-Ghana said, the funded the project because the initiative would find gaps in client satisfaction and also help outline infrastructural and logistics need that would holistically lead to accessible, accountable and transparent health care for all.


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