There is high under-nutrition and malnutrition especially among children, older people, pregnant and lactating women and women in the Municipality. Efforts are made through awareness creation and outreach programs to improve upon the nutrition status of the people. The common diseases that after children is anemia and diarrhoea.
The Municipality undertake growth monitoring and promotion, routine vitamin A supplementation and deworming. Durbars, Traditional Birth Attendant meetings, Community Health Management meeting and home visits to promote and educate people on nutrition issues. Building the capacity of health workers on nutrition to relay the knowledge acquired to the Communities.
Quality water for domestic use is essential for the health of members of a household The main source of drinking water in the Municipality are; protected well, bore-hole, river/stream, borehole/pump/tube, pipe-borne water (inside dwelling and outside dwelling) and sachet water. This differs in the rural and urban areas.
While almost more than half of the population of the households in the urban area uses protected well only less than (10%) of their rural counterpart households use protected well. It was observed that the least use source of drinking water for both the urban and rural households in the Municipality was unprotected well which has less than (2%) in both urban and rural households. This might be out of its health implications.
HIV and AiDs
According to 2016 HIV Sentinel Survey Reports, the National HIV prevalence rate is 2.4%.Brong Ahafo Region is one of the two Regions with the highest rate at 2.7% . A total of 16,000 people living with HIV and AiDs were place on Anti-Retroviral Therapy in the Brong Ahafo Region as at 2016.
Kintampo as its widely known as the centre of Ghana, This makes it a major driver of the HIV and AiDs epidemic in the Municipality due to the fact that it is a transition zone where travelers from both the North and the South converge. The major ropute linking the zone where travelers of long distance drivers stay overnight posing greater risk of contracting the virus due to unprotected sex.
Records from the Health Directorate indicate a lot of teenage pregnancies and frequent abortions confirming early unprotected sex among teenagers and adolescents.
Date Created : 11/16/2017 7:58:02 AM