Why does Global Brigades work in Ghana?

 

Global Brigades gained its first chapters from the United Kingdom in 2009 which initiated the expansion into Africa. In 2011, after an extensive search across Africa to find a country that would fit all the requirements for expansion the team concluded to expand into Ghana. Ghana had fit the requirements of aid compatibility, resource accessibility, and environmental acceptability. Currently, Global Brigades works in 19 communities within Central Ghana.

 

The recent improvements within Ghana: 

 

Ghana is on track to meet the Millennium Development goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015. Real GDP growth averaged 4% in the mid-1980s and has increased to about 5% over the past decade. Ghana's national economy has shown resilience and growth in recent years, yet the distribution of these benefits throughout Ghanaian society and particularly its lower-income, rural communities remains stagnant. In addition since 1990, the percentage of the Ghanaian population with improved drinking sources has increased from ~55% to ~85%.

 

 

Common Health concerns: 

  • Malaria 

  • Hypertension

  • Parasties

  • Myalgia (muscle pain)

 

 

Why does Global Brigades work in Ghana?

 

Global Brigades gained its first chapters from the United Kingdom in 2009 which initiated the expansion into Africa. In 2011, after an extensive search across Africa to find a country that would fit all the requirements for expansion the team concluded to expand into Ghana. Ghana had fit the requirements of aid compatability, resource accessibility and environmental acceptability. Currently Global Brigades works in 19 communities within Central Ghana.

 

The recent improvements within Ghana: 

 

Ghana is on track to meet the Millennium Development goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015. Real GDP growth averaged 4% in the mid-1980s and has increased to about 5% over the past decade. Ghana's national economy has shown resilience and growth in recent years, yet the distribution of these benefits throughout Ghanaian society and particularly its lower-income, rural communities remains stagnant. In addition since 1990 the percentage of the Ghanaian population with improved drinking sources has increased from ~55% to ~85%.

 

 

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