Last Updated: 07/27/2021
As of July 16, Ghana is averaging around 244 cases of COVID-19 per day, a large increase from the average of 31 recorded in June. The country has administered over 1.2 million doses of the vaccine to its 29.3 million people, enough to fully immunize 2% of the population, up from 1.4% in May. Hospitals in Ghana do not have the capacity to serve their communities, so the pandemic has hit the country’s health infrastructure hard.
The majority of Compassion child development centers are meeting in small groups to hold classes, take updated photos and write letters, while a few have been able to resume normal activities. Some centers have been able to work with local radio stations to air curricula for students at home. Others make home visits and phone calls to check on children and their families. Staff continue to handle health screenings, emergency medical care, child protection interventions and disaster response for beneficiaries as needed. So far, staff members have been able to provide more than 233,000 food packs and over 216,500 hygiene kits, as well as medical support to almost 98,000 individuals.