Much interest has been generated by the Bomkpa story. This week, the Ghana Armed Forces joins the debate about improving health access to isolated villages.
MHC hears powerful testimonies from the people of Bomkpa who speak candidly about the absence of health services in the village and the challenges they face living in a deprived, remote community. The women lead with stories of their sisters and daughters who died as a result of pregnancy related complications. What is to be done, is the question on everybody's lips - not least about the broken bridge which separates the village from the rest of the country.
Bomkpa is located in the Gonja District of Northen Ghana. It is home to over3,000 inhabitants. Bomkpa cannot be located on most maps. A river separates the village and the outside world. The bridge over the river collapsed several years ago. Mobile communication is not possible at most times.
Inhabitants of Bomkpa have never seen doctor or professional midwife. Health care services are non-existent. The nearest hospital is in Salaga, which is several hours away by bicycle or motorbike. The roads are in a bad state.