Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Project
SMAid’s Maternal and Child Health project aims at reaching out to children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women in rural areas. Immunization and vaccinations are given to children under 5 years as well as ensuring good nutrition for them. The project further promotes antenatal and postnatal clinic sessions for pregnant women through Mobile Clinic (MC). SMAid partners with Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders in delivering the needs of those we serve in the rural areas, so as to reduce infant and maternal mortality.
In 2012 SMAid built a Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound in Kobedi (Sunyani, Ghana) with one midwife, one enrolled and 2 community nurses that continues to provide reproductive health and other services to community members.
As at 2014, over 10,000 people have received maternal health information and services from the CHPS compound.
Over 48,000 young people have been reached with information and education on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) services in the Brong Ahafo Region (Ghana).