By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss |Adaklu
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has awarded Madam Christine Sasraku for her dedication to the service especially in the Adaklu district of the Volta region.
The award was presented to her on Thursday, September 15, 2022, in a short ceremony to commission a newly built clinic for Adaklu Dave community in the Adaklu district.
In attendance were Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu, Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza and the District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Juliana Kpedekpo
Presenting the citation, Mr. Charles Azagba, Adaklu Health director on behalf of Ghana Health Service commended Madam Sasraku for her devotion to health service delivery in the district despite she worked on voluntary bases.
“It’s been twenty-seven (27) years since you wholeheartedly devoted yourself to serving your community and Ghana as a whole. From Adaklu Alavanyo to Helekpe, Abuadi, Kordiabe, Kodzobi and Have communities, you have been instrumental in setting up Health facilities in the above-mentioned communities and others. You assisted with house-to-house administration of malaria medicines, Vitamin B complex, Zinc tablets, ORS etc. You reported promptly suspected malaria in children under five and administer first Aid if positive”. The citation reads
It further stated that “Daa Tina as your community and Health staff affectionately call you, you carried out health educational talks on Malaria and other health issues such as proper nutrition, the importance of growth monitoring, etc. to caregivers at CWC, follow up on referred patients, and always encourage families to sleep under LLIN to prevent Malaria”
Madam Sasraku was said to be very instrumental in conducting transient walk in all your catchment areas, leading periodic communal labour, early ANC attendants by pregnant women, education on bad practices that increase mosquito breeding site and giving early feedback to health workers in the 2019 Malaria Day celebration, hosted in the community
Hon. Kwame Governs Agbodza presented a 42 inches Television to appreciate her effort in supporting health Service delivery in the district for the past 27 years.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Juliana Kpedekpo in her capacity pledge a sum of one thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc1,000.00) to her.
In an interaction with IGNEWSS after the presentation, Madam Sasraku admonished all health workers to be humble and dedicated to service to save lives.
She however appreciated the Ghana health Service, the Member of Parliament for Adaklu and the Adaklu District Assembly for their gestures and pledge her continue volunteerism services despite her status in her community.
Madam Sasraku completed her vocational training as a fashion designer (seamstress) at VIAK vocational Training, Ho in the year 1989 as middle school form 4 leaver.
She joined Ghana health Service (GHS) as volunteer since 1995 without any formal training from any health institution but through observation and supervision under Madam Dorothy Kpukpui, a nurse in a community clinic at Adaklu Alavanyo.
Madam Christine Sasraku however worked with several foundations and NGO such as GAVIS, Plan International Ghana, Future Generations, GOSANET Foundation, Star Ghana, Action Aid and many others to improve the health of people in countries like Ethiopia and Bangladesh.