Kwahu East District Assembly have presented tricycle ambulances to two remote communities in the the district to transport pregnant women to the nearest health facilities to reduce maternal and infant mortalities.
The tricycles were presented to Hyewoden and Oworobong communities.
KEDA in collaboration with Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning funded the procurement of the tricycles for the communities.
Kwahu East District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Agyapong said the selection of the communities to receive the tricycle ambulances was because of the high maternal deaths in the locality.
The JOICFP representive said, the organization is interested in the welfare of people in rural communities especially women and children hence the need to take measures to address infant and maternal mortalities in its operational areas.
District Director of Health Services who received the tricycle ambulances on behalf of the beneficiary communities expressed gratitude for the gesture, saying it would facilitate the reduction of maternal and infant mortalities.
Mr. Agyapong advised beneficiaries to use them for their intended purpose.
JOICFP’s mission is to create a society in which women and girls can make their own choices regarding their sexual reproductive health and rights, thereby realizing their potential to the fullest. Ultimately, JOICFP aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).