Health Facilities

GHANA-DENMARK HEALTH SECTOR SUPPORT PROGRAMME

The Company was responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of the Ghana-Denmark Health Sector Support Programme’s five-year Infrastructure Component. The project, a $ 53.8 million Danish grant, which commenced in 1995, comprised the following components and sub-projects:

As well as managing the infrastructure consultants employed by DANIDA for the HSSP, Ecobuild Consult provided on-site supervision for the Construction of T. B. Clinics for the ten (10) Regions.

A. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS COMPONENT

Training Institutions Component which comprised the following ( six concurrent Phases):

The project was implemented in five (5) of the ten regions in Ghana

  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Winneba Community Health Nursing Training College in the Central Region.
  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Akim Oda Community Health Nursing Training College in the Eastern Region
  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Ho Nursing Training College in the Volta Region
  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Hohoe Midwifery Training College in the Volta Region
  • Rehabilitation and expansion of Tamale Community Health Nursing Training College in the Northern Region
  • Rehabilitation and upgrading of the Kintampo Rural Health Workers and Nutrition Institute to provide the basic infrastructure for a Medical College for the Northern Sector in the Brong Ahafo Region.

In addition to these works, the project also provided the following support sub-projects
  • Solar-powered boiling water system for the schools

B. UPPER WEST REGION PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DELIVERY COMPONENT

Complete overhaul of the Primary Health Care delivery system in the Upper West Region which comprised the following:
  • Limited expansion works on the five (5) District Hospitals at Wa, Tumu, Nadowli, Lawra, and Jirapa.
  • Complete upgrading of the twelve (12) U-shaped clinics with staff housing.
  • Construction of twenty (20) Level ‘B’ Health centers with staff housing.
  • Provision of sixteen (16) Community Clinics with staff accommodation.

In addition to these works, the project also provided the following support subprojects:

  • Provision of 65 boreholes for the Heath facilities
  • Solar-powered mechanized boreholes for the District hospitals
  • Solar-powered radio communication system linking all Health facilities to the District Hospitals and the U-shaped Clinics
  • Supply and installation of thirty-six solar powered refrigerators to facilitate storage of vaccines.

The project was let in five (5) roll-over/overlapping phases with the supply and installation component coming at the completion of the physical infrastructure development. At the peak of this Programme, we were coordinating and managing the activities of the following: Twenty-two (22) main contractors. Thirteen subcontractors, Four specialist contractors. (Solar, Boreholes, Water & sanitation, radio) It was completed and handed over on schedule in January 2000 to the beneficiary Ministry, the Ministry of Health. It should be noted that this project was subject to International auditing by the Danish Parliament annually.