The Children of Salaga Part 1 - Watch Now

MHC presents the first of two special reports from the children's ward of Salaga Government Hospital in Northern Ghana. The first report highlights the myriad of challenges confronting staff and their efforts to keep going. The studio discussion features Tabi Yaw, the Senior Nursing Officer at the hospital and Bright Appiah, Executive Director of Child Rights International.

Facts About Salaga

Salaga is in Ghana's Northern Region and capital of East Gonja District.

Health Status

The Salaga Government Hospital is the main health centre in the area. It is faced with a myriad of challenges, including lack of beds, modern medical equipment and few health professionals. The hospital has 1 doctor. A large percentage of patients on admission including pregnant women and children have to sleep on floors inside the wards and outside.