Inesfly Africa to fight pests, vectors in ten CHPS compounds

Inesfly Africa has committed to painting ten Community-based Health Planning Services Compounds in ten districts in the Greater Accra Region.

This was announced at a durbar with the Ghana Health Service at Apenkwa in the Greater Accra Region.

The move is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility project in 2017 and a commitment to improve the quality of health services in health facilities in the country.

A survey conducted by Inesfly Africa revealed that the country’s CHPS compounds were not only in deplorable state, they were also engulfed by insect-pests.

The irony was that the Compounds which should have been safe havens for the sick rather became a point for vector transmitted diseases.

The plan by Inesfly Africa is in tandem with the objectives of the Ghana Health Service, whose durbar was under the theme: “Health Improvement Through Insect and Vector Control.”

The theme also reflected the growing need for health institutions to adopt a holistic approach in their quest to offer true health services to the people.

Speaking on the theme, the CEO of Inesfly Africa Limited, Michael Sjodin, reiterated  the need to control insects and vectors, especially in the country’s health facilities.

“Inesfly Africa Limited, as an entity is committed to ensuring that we all have pest-free lives,” he said.

He called for increased partnership between stakeholders in order deal with the enormity of the task ahead

“In our own little way, we’re setting the pace by treating ten Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compounds in deprived communities in ten districts of the Greater Accra region. We hope this move will draw the attention of all involved to fight collectively against insect-pests”, he remarked.

The Greater Accra Regional Director of Health, Dr. Linda Van Otoo, commended Inesfly Africa for the generous initiative, noting that it was a timely intervention.

“We as health personnel need to ensure that our clients are safe and do not risk picking one infection in the quest to treat another”, she said.

Health operators at the CHPS compounds expressed their gratitude and excitement at the initiative by Inesfly Africa.

Some of the ten CHPS Compounds to benefit from this initiative include Adedetsekope in Ada East, Madavunu in Ada West, Anyaa in Ga Central, Otsrikomfo in Ga West. The others are Asuom Osofo Lamptey in Ga South, Appolonia in Kpone Katamanso, Nyigbenya in Ningo Prampram, Natrigu in Shai and Apenkwa in the Accra Metro.