Promoting Health in Deg Communities

Reporting Organization:Ghana Rural Integrated Development (GRID)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 499,997
Timeframe: December 17, 2010 - April 30, 2013
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Ghana Rural Integrated Development (GRID)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 499,997.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (15 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (10 %)

Nutrition (10 %)

HIV (5 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (5 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (30 %)

Environment & Climate Change (10 %)

Protection (5 %)

WASH (5 %)

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This project aims to use an integrated rural development approach to achieve mutually reinforcing goals of improving health, food security, natural resource protection and conflict resolution in Northern Ghana. The four inter-related project components are: (i) improving women’s economic productivity and quality of life by training female village extension officers, supplying agricultural farming inputs to women, and providing women with training related to agricultural best practices, animal husbandry, HIV/AIDS, food utilization and nutrition; (ii) strengthening health systems by training community-based volunteers to collect health information, detect disease, and raise awareness among community members about preventive health practices; (iii) protecting the environment by training volunteers to prevent illegal fishing practices and promoting sustainable fuel sources; and (iv) promoting community cohesiveness by training local chiefs and young people to mediate community disputes.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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