WHO commends Dodowa Hospital

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified Shai-Osudoku District Hospital at Dodowa as a possible benchmark for other health facilities in Africa in terms of infrastructure and service delivery. 

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said that so far as healthcare delivery outcomes were concerned the hospital had set a standard that was worth emulating nationwide and in Africa. “This facility is unique and is setting the standard for the region and I am so impressed about everything here,” she said. 

She said tracing the evolution of the hospital from a health post decades ago to its current ultra-modern state, the facility’s operational strategy and successes were something she was going to learn more about in order to replicate the system not only in other health institutions in Ghana but also across Africa. 

Dr Moeti made the observations following a tour of district health facilities on 18 April 2018. 

hugo besley