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Country Director of Canadian NGO, CCFC, tasks Corporate Ghana to lend support to develop services


The Country Director of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) Mr. George Baiden has called on corporate Ghana to support the development of agriculture, industry and services in the community to enhance quality feeding and the growth of women and children in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Corporate Ghana, he emphasized, should join CCFC and other development partners in well planned and co-ordinated programmes that will produce the greatest impact on women and children in society.

Mr. Baiden made the call at the launch of a project dubbed ‘’Promoting Maternal, New-born, Infant and Child Sustainable Health Efforts (CCFC-PROMISE) implemented by the Christian Children’s Fund- Ghana Country office in Tamale on Thursday

CCFC-PROMISE is a four-year project (April 2016 to March 2020) implemented in three districts -Savelugu, Saboba and Nanumba North of the northern region of Ghana. The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada has been working in Ghana since 1996 to create a future of hope for children, families and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice.

According to the Country Director, his organization works in five key sectors of education, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, Sustainable Livelihood Development and strengthening community institutions. ‘’CCFC has gender, environment, HIV/AIDS and child protections across-cutting themes. The focus of our work is integrated development of the child in a sustainable way,’’ he added.

CCFC, he further stated, has been working closely with the Ghana health service and other departments in meeting the health needs of children in 70 communities and nine districts of the northern region and has provided support by way of equipment, infrastructure and capacity building for various health centers in the region.

The time, he noted, has come to put the high maternal deaths behind us, and make it possible to attain the lowest rates of child mortality and morbidity and ensure that every Ghanaian child and mother lives to contribute to the development of the country.

The Northern Regional Minister, whose speech was read on his behalf, stated government’s commitment to make essential health services such as maternal and child care accessible to all, through the expansion of the community health planning and services( CHPS) programme.

He further stated that government is committed to reducing catastrophic expenditure on Health Insurance Scheme which is also the bedrock for the implementation of the Free Maternal Health Care policy. Government, the regional minister noted, is aware of the  health distribution gap between the north and the southern part of the country and it is against this background that policies and strategies are being developed by government to ensure that higher tertiary education is accessible to all qualified persons.



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