World Health Organization’s Country Director, Prof. Francis Kasolo, Commends Ho Municipality’s Health Milestones
Ho, Volta Region, 24th July 2023 – The Ho Municipality received an esteemed guest as Prof. Francis Kasolo, the Country Director for the World Health Organization (WHO), paid a working visit to the region. The visit aimed to strengthen the collaboration between the WHO and local authorities in advancing public health initiatives within the municipality.
Prof. Kasolo began the visit with a courteous call to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), where fruitful discussions on health-related matters took center stage. The meeting served as an opportunity to explore potential avenues for bolstering healthcare infrastructure and services to benefit the residents.
Later, a meeting with the public health emergency management committee of the Ho Municipal Assembly was convened, drawing together key stakeholders invested in the region’s healthcare. The discussions centered on further enhancing the health facilities and services to meet the growing demands of the population.
In his welcoming remarks, the MCE, Hon. Richard R.K. boson proudly announced the municipality’s attainment of the prestigious “one community one health facility” status. This notable achievement reflects a significant step forward in ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare services for all residents. The MCE acknowledged the critical role played by the WHO and expressed hope for their continued support in equipping these health facilities.
Addressing the participants at the meeting, Prof. Kasolo commended the Ho Municipal Assembly for their dedication in achieving the coveted status. He emphasized the importance of community-based health facilities in promoting accessible healthcare services, especially in rural areas.
Furthermore, the WHO Country Director praised the Volta region for their commendable handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The efficient response showcased the region’s resilience and collaborative efforts in mitigating the impact of the global health crisis.
Among the esteemed attendees were Dr. Kwesi Senanu Dzokoto, the Regional Director of Health Services, and Madam Perfect Titiati, the Municipal Director of Health Services. Their invaluable contributions to the region’s health initiatives have been instrumental in the progress achieved so far.
Hon. Mawunyo Agbe, the Presiding Member of the Assembly, and several heads of decentralized departments were also present during the productive meeting. Their commitment to addressing public health challenges has been pivotal in advancing healthcare services for the region’s populace.
The visit of Prof. Francis Kasolo to the Ho Municipality highlights the strong partnership between the WHO and local authorities in advancing public health objectives. As the region continues to make strides in improving healthcare access and services, this collaborative effort promises a healthier and more prosperous future for all residents.
By: Richmond Abake – PRO
Photo Credit – Francis Agbesi Dey