Covid-19: Women Mostly Affected
Dr. Peter disclosed this at the commissioning of a high dependency unit for covid-19 patients on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at the Berekum Holy Family hospital.
The Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Dr Peter Yeboah has disclosed that women are the most affected in covid-19 cases in the country.
The Executive Director in his address emphasized the statistical data where 21,158 were tested in the 40 participating Districts from January 2020 to September 2021. 6,404 came out as positive cases with 3,481 being females and 2,933 males hence the need for females to get vaccinated the most.
Dr Peter disclosed this at the commissioning of a high dependency unit for covid-19 patients on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at the Berekum Holy Family hospital.
CHAG is a Network organization of 183 health facilities and health training institutions owned by 21 different Christian Church Denominations. CHAG seeks to provide health care to the most vulnerable and underprivileged population groups in all 10 Regions of Ghana, particularly in the most remote areas.
CHAG in partnership with the Ghana Health Service and sponsored by FCDO, has begun a 2-year project which is known as the Covid-19 Response Institutional Capacity Building Project (CRIB). This project is implemented in 40 districts where CHAG facilities are district hospitals.
The project seeks to support the Government of Ghana’s response to Covid-19 in strengthening Ghana’s Health Systems to maintain the delivery of essential healthcare services and mobilize all available resources for Covid-19 response actions for which reason the Berekum Holy Family Hospital is one of the implementation sites of the CRIB project.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region