Another impact in the Amanful community due to the magnanimous donations received through the Global Giving web donation platform.
Hoops Care has successfully helped 250 children to be register under the national health insurance scheme, NHIS. This is a milestone! After series of meetings with the scheme staff in Cape Coast, it was agreed upon that the children can be register without their parents being register first. This was excellent news as it will cost much to have their mothers register before we can o the same for them. Taking advantage of this new development, we decided to pre-register 100 children from the community. It was necessary to be certain that those doing the registration will not attend to less than said number as it is the bench mark to have them do registration outside of the office. By the close of the first day of pre-registration we decided to increase the number to 150 after which we inform the NHIS that we were ready and Tuesday, was given. On that day, the NHIS staff we occupied at a previous registration and had to postpone ours for the next day, the 21st of November. Some mothers did not take this lightly as they had to take their wards away from school for the day to be able to get registered. We talked to them and were able to convince them that the next day it will come on.
On Wednesday as early as 6am there was already a line in front of our office! We then made available chairs and canopies for them at the community center point. At 9am registration began and you could see the excitement and joy in the mother faces. "I will not have to worry again about hospital bills," said Ama, a mother of three who came to have her children benefit. Due to the large numbers, the exercise continued the next day and we also decide to increase the number of beneficiary to 250!
At this juncture, we would like to thank all donors for saving so many children. We only ask and plead that you continue to support this project with any little funds you can spare.
Currently, we are securing bed nets to have these children, some of whom who still do not have. We are also started to meet with the captains of the various malaria clubs in our partner schools for a workshop. A community malaria event is slated for next month as well as sport events in soccer and basketball which is gear towards educating on usage of nets both at home and on sports grounds. Nets are use for basketball hoop and goal posts!
We will keep you updated on all these events and futures innovations we come up with in the fight to #endmalaria in Ghana.
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