Health Activities

FUGI's engagement in Health Activities includes but not limited to the following:

  1. Undertakes School Health Education Programme (SHEP)
  2. Provides improved Drinking Water Storage-cum-Hand Washing Facilities for individual classrooms and Sanitary Facilities to Schools;
  3. Provides Health/Hygiene Education Consultancy Services to schools and Organisations;
  4. Provides and Undertakes General Health Information, Education & Community (IE&C) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) in: -
    • Family Planning and Population Management
    •  Adolescent Reproductive Health
    • AIDS Education
    • Child survival programmes.
  5. Provides Support to Immunisation Programmes.
  6. Provides Hygiene Education to Community WATSAN Committees to augment the Community Water & Sanitation Programme (1997- 2002);
  7. Assist Schools with the provision of Rain Water Harvesting Tanks for water storage to enhance hand washing;
  8. Establishment of HIV/AIDS Prevention Promoters (HAPPS) & ‘Sara’ Clubs in Schools and Communities
  9. CENCOSAD/FUGI (DFID); Strengthening Communities Reproductive Health Project, Volta Region (2003-2004)
  10. Hope For African Children Initiative (HACI) in 10 selected Communities in the Volta Region (2004)
  11. Ghana Health Service (GHS)/FUGI - COMMUNITY ACTION FOR HEALTH (CAFH) Project in Hohoe district 10 Communities without health facilities (2004-2005) Promoting basic health care, maternal reproductive health, nutrition, malaria control and prevention, environmental sanitation, household hygiene, and school health in communities by empowering community leadership, and training and supporting community volunteers to undertake these basic services.
  12. Ghana Health Service (GHS) National TB Control Directorate /FUGI – COMMUNITY ACTION AGAINST TB PREVENTION & CARE.(2007-2011) which included detection and referral of new and dropout cases for care, and education for prevention and adherence to treatment through trained community volunteers. FUGI selects, trains and support community volunteers to guide and educates TB clients on treatment to adhere to their treatment, and regime of care. The volunteers visit those on drugs to ensure they eat appropriately, and take their drugs on time as prescribed.

NB: FUGI's trained volunteers are taught how to collect early morning sputum specimen from suspected TB cases, were given the sputum containers, and subsequently delivered these to the main designated Laboratory as and when they collected these sputum. They collected the results and accompanied positive cases to the designated TB Treatment Unit.

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Additionally, FUGI’s 14 HIV Support Groups (SGs) in 8 districts of the Volta Region, from the USAID/SHARPER/FHI360 Project trained on Positive Living Skills were also trained on early detection of TB. FUGI staff thus, collaborates with the SG’s to record HIV clients suspected of TB and have them referred to the appropriate health facility for diagnosis and early treatment.