There are nine (9) health facilities in the district. Thus, One (1) mission, four (4) health centres and four (4) CHPs Compound. There are two (5) additional CHPs compound under construction which when completed would increase the number to fourteen (14). two (2) Medical Assistants, one Dentist Assistant, two (2) pharmacists, one (1) Dispensary Technicians/Assistants, eighteen (18) Midwives, eight (8) Clinical nurses and SRN, forty (40) community Health Nurses, seventy five (75) CBSV, three (3)Para,Technical and other staff (F.T) and fifty (50) Enrolled Nurses.



HIV/AIDS “know your status”

In 2017, 1,849 people were tested and 19 were reactive and 1,830 were non reactive and those reactive cases were referred to ART centre. Laboratory test were also carried out in Fumso Health Centre and Asokwa Health Centre and 19 people tested positive.

Malaria still tops the list of top ten (10) diseases in the District despite the on-going MDH/BMA malaria control programme. Other top diseases include URTI, Anaemia, Rheumatism, Diarrhoea, Hypertension, etc.

The total number of people tested for HIV as at the end of 2017 were One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Forty-nine (1,849). Out of this total, Nineteen (19) persons had tested positive representing 1.2 percent. All the Nineteen (19) of the patients representing 100% who tested positive were kept on Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARVs). Proportion of babies born to HIV mothers being negative after 18mths in 2017 was 19%. This shows that the disease is increasing compared to the 2015 and 2016 with 4% and 11% respectively. Table 1.34 shows summary of Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) from 2014-2017.


Table 1.44 Available Health Professionals

The district has the following health professionals;

Staff capacity in Public and Private Health facilities in Adansi Asokwa


Key Health Problems

Presence of endemic diseases such as malaria, tuberculoses, bilharzias;

Inadequate health infrastructure;

Inadequate office and financial accommodation for health staff;

Poor sanitation and bad environment practices leading to malaria and cholera;

Inadequate staff (doctors, professional nurses and paramedics); and

Financial inaccessibility of health care delivery due to poverty.


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