HEALTHY MOTHER AND CHILD MATERNAL HEALTH TRAINING – Part Two

A visit to Nkroful Health Centre Myths, Mapping and Family Planning Stella Asmah, Assemblywoman, Community Health Volunteer, Esiama-Mozukrme Age 40 Most important thing learned during training? I learned about family planning. Without it children can become drop-outs. Family planning will … Continue reading

HEALTHY MOTHER AND CHILD MATERNAL HEALTH TRAINING – Part One

Important Lessons for Community Volunteers Home or Hospital Delivery? Knowing the Danger Signs In January, Pro-Link conducted Healthy Mother and Child training with community health volunteers, maternal health volunteers including some assembly representatives and Queen mothers. The training covered behavior … Continue reading

Kokrobrite Beach

Go a little west of dirty, dusty Accra and you’ll find a tropical paradise…Kokrobrite Beach. You have to brave bad roads near the end, but it’s worth it. A little reggae, rustic getaway, KB is dotted with unpretentious overnight places … Continue reading

Xmas in the Volta

Xmas was time for a little r’n’r in the Volta region. Here are a few snaps from our very relaxing trip! Meet Me There Eco Lodge – a very cool little spot near Keta. Great French press coffee and wood … Continue reading

Pro-Link’s Stars Shine Bright

Pro-Link drives its staff hard all year. That’s why it is able to complete projects on time and gain donor confidence. Diligence and working beyond the call of duty is the norm at this NGO. But some folks really rise … Continue reading

Wrapping up a Terrific 2015 at Pro-Link

On Dec. 18th Pro-Link had its big, end-of-year meeting with all field staff. People came in from all the regional offices: Aflao, Hohoe, Kadjebi, Obuasi, Amansie, Kumasi and Mankessim. Much of the day was spent watching presentations on each project’s … Continue reading

Gilligan’s Island Meets the Castaways

A five-hour drive west of sweaty, dusty, dirty Accra is a heavenly stretch of beach, tucked between Ghana’s most southerly points. I’d driven near this area on various work assignments but never had a chance to get out and really … Continue reading

World AIDS Day at Pro-Link

On Dec. 1st, Pro-Link commemorated World AIDS Day by inviting our Peer Educators in the Global Fund/ADRA HIV Prevention and the FHI 360 Linkages HIV Prevention projects. They work in some of the roughest areas of Accra, informing a key … Continue reading

Groceries, Laundry and Other Day-to-Day Coping Strategies

1) It is very physically challenging to hand wash laundry. Our washer is broken with no sign of repair to come…so I get out the bucket once a week and do my clothes by hand. Strenuous! 2) I never buy … Continue reading

Mashed Bananas, Dettol and Maternal Health

Last week I headed back out into the Western Region with the Pro-Link team for another Healthy Mother & Child training session with nurses from various district health facilities. We also delivered some of the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) … Continue reading