United States Ambassador Robert Jackson commissioned an expanded Community-Based Health Planning and Services facility (popularly known as CHPS compound) in Guo in the Nandom District of Upper West Region.

The expansion of the CHPS compound was made possible through financial assistance from the U.S Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program and from local contributions from the Guo Youth and Development Association and the Nandom District Assembly.

The expanded facility will enable the people of Guo and its surrounding communities have maternal health, child care and other health services closer to their doorsteps.

In remarks, Ambassador Jackson commended the people of Guo for the way they mobilized religious, political and business leaders to provide for the needs of their community.

The Ambassador’s Small Grants and Special Self-Help Program has provided support to grassroots development efforts since 1964. Over the last three decades, the U.S. Embassy in Accra has distributed more than $2.3 million in such grants to support community development projects.

Credits: US Embassy in Ghana