Category: Health


The Ghana Health Service, in collaboration with the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate, is proud to announce the commencement of the National Immunization Days Campaign on COVID-19. As the nation continues its fight against the pandemic, this campaign aims to strengthen the defense against the virus and safeguard the health of all Ghanaians.

Date and Strategy:

From 19th to 23rd July 2023, the National Immunization Days Campaign will be carried out through two effective strategies. Firstly, a dedicated team of healthcare professionals will embark on a House-to-House vaccination drive, reaching out to communities and ensuring that every eligible individual is immunized. Secondly, churches will actively participate in promoting vaccination awareness and facilitating the vaccination process.

Static Point and Vaccine Availability:

The La Polyclinic, conveniently located on the Radio Latenu premises, will serve as the static point for the campaign. Here, individuals can receive their COVID-19 vaccination, specifically using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which requires just a single dose for complete immunization.

Target Audience:

The campaign aims to cover a wide range of individuals to achieve maximum protection within the population. The target groups for vaccination include all individuals aged 18 years and above who have not yet received any COVID-19 vaccine, as well as those eligible for a booster dose.

Continued Preventive Measures:

While vaccination is a crucial step in curbing the spread of COVID-19, it is vital to maintain other preventive measures. The Ghana Health Service encourages everyone to continue adhering to the following precautions:

Regular Handwashing: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand hygiene remains one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection.

Wearing Masks: Wearing a nose mask, especially in crowded or indoor settings, helps to reduce the transmission of the virus.

Social Distancing: Continue to practice physical distancing by maintaining a safe distance from others, particularly in public places.


The National Immunization Days Campaign on COVID-19 represents a significant milestone in Ghana’s efforts to combat the pandemic. By taking part in this campaign and adhering to preventive measures, we can collectively protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the virus. Let us unite in this endeavor and work towards a safer and healthier future for all.

Remember, getting vaccinated is not only an individual responsibility but a demonstration of solidarity for the well-being of our nation. Together, we can overcome COVID-19 and build a resilient and healthier Ghana.

LaDMA Qualities for 2022 Department.

LaDMA has achieved a major milestone in its quest for development with the successful qualification for the 2022 Department assessment. This assessment, conducted in September 2022, has given the municipality the green light to access funding for its various developmental projects and programs.

The assessment involved a rigorous evaluation of the municipality’s financial management systems, internal controls, and overall governance practices. The results showed that LaDMA had met all the required standards and had demonstrated a strong commitment to accountability, transparency, and good governance.

This qualification comes as a great boost to the municipality’s efforts to improve the living standards of its residents. With access to funding, LaDMA can now undertake more developmental projects in areas such as education, healthcare, sanitation, and infrastructure.

The MCE, Hon. Solomon Niikoi, expressed his delight at the news, stating that it was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and management of LaDMA. He also assured the residents that the municipality would continue to work tirelessly to provide them with better services and facilities.

With this qualification, LaDMA is well-positioned to continue its developmental agenda and to make significant strides in improving the lives of its residents.


The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has taken a step towards educating students on the dangers of HIV/AIDS through a program aimed at raising awareness of the menace. The program, which was organized in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service, was targeted at students in junior and senior high schools in the municipality.

The program featured educational sessions on the causes and effects of HIV/AIDS, as well as the various ways of preventing the disease. The sessions were interactive and allowed students to ask questions and seek clarifications on any issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Speaking about the initiative, the Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA, Hon. Solomon Niikoi, noted that the program was part of the municipality’s efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the municipality. He further emphasized the importance of education and awareness-raising in addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS.

The program was well-received by students and teachers in the municipality, with many expressing appreciation for the efforts of LaDMA and its partners in organizing the program. It is hoped that the program will contribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS cases in the municipality and promote a healthy and informed society.

Ladma intensified education on teenage pregnancy

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has intensified its efforts towards the prevention of teenage pregnancy in the municipality through an educational campaign aimed at raising awareness on the dangers and negative effects of teenage pregnancy.

The campaign, which is being led by the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, is targeted at teenagers in both junior and senior high schools in the municipality. The campaign features educational sessions on the consequences of teenage pregnancy, including the physical, emotional, and social impact on both the teenager and the community at large.

Speaking about the initiative, the Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA, Hon. Solomon Niikoi, noted that teenage pregnancy is a growing concern in the municipality and that the assembly is committed to addressing the issue through education and awareness-raising.

The educational campaign has been well-received by students, teachers, and parents in the municipality, with many expressing appreciation for the efforts of LaDMA and its partners in promoting a healthy and informed society. It is hoped that the campaign will contribute to the reduction of teenage pregnancy in the municipality and promote a brighter future for the youth.


Lassa fever is a viral illness that can be transmitted to humans through contact with infected rodents or their droppings, as well as through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected persons. It is a severe illness that can lead to death if not detected and treated early enough.

In light of this, LaDMA health department has taken the initiative to sensitize the public on the prevention and management of Lassa fever. As part of its efforts, a Lassa fever sensitization campaign has been organized to educate the residents of the municipality on the symptoms, transmission, and prevention of the disease.

The sensitization campaign is aimed at raising awareness on Lassa fever and encouraging residents to adopt preventive measures such as maintaining good hygiene, avoiding contact with rodents and their droppings, and seeking medical attention if they experience any symptoms of the illness.

The campaign will involve community outreach programs, health talks in schools, and radio jingles in local languages to ensure that the message reaches a wider audience. LaDMA health department has also provided guidelines on the prevention and management of Lassa fever to healthcare workers in the municipality.

It is essential to note that early detection and treatment of Lassa fever can save lives. Therefore, it is crucial that residents of LaDMA take this sensitization campaign seriously and adopt the necessary preventive measures. The health department is committed to ensuring that everyone in the municipality is informed and equipped to prevent and manage Lassa fever effectively.

In conclusion, LaDMA health department encourages all residents to participate in the Lassa fever sensitization campaign and to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the disease. Let us all work together to create a healthy and safe community.


The Health Directorate of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) in conjunction with International SOS marked this year’s World Malaria Day Celebration under the theme: Advance equity, build resilience end malaria’ at the forecourt of the La Multi-Purpose Market in the Greater Region.Responding to questions, the director of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate Dr Adwoa Wilson said the world Malaria Day is remembered worldwide yearly on 25th April to recount the achievements and challenges in the fight against malaria globally.

She mentioned that malaria is a disease that affects all populations and is of great concern to many countries mostly African countries as they struggle to reduce its burden on the general population.

According to Dr Adwoa Wilson, children below the ages of five years and pregnant women are at a greater risk of the ailment. The health director stated that the goal for the celebration was to raise awareness on the urgent need for action and targeted scale-up of existing and new tools, such as new long lasting and insecticide treated nets and the RTS, S vaccine as well as data –led strategies.

Rendering her account, Dr Adwoa Wilson, the municipal health director said 127 people screened for various health conditions including malaria, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 vaccination, and child growth monitoring. She said, all positive clients were counselled and referred to the La Polyclinic for case management.

Dr Adwoa Wilson urged the participants to avoid self-medication, which she described as very dangerous. 


On 25th April, 2022, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate in collaboration with International SOS organized the World Malaria Day celebration at the New La Market. The event aimed to raise awareness on the urgent need for action to scale up existing and new tools to combat malaria, such as the Long Lasting and Insecticide Treated Nets and the RTS, S vaccine, as well as data-led strategies, under the theme “Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria.”

Malaria is a disease that affects all populations and remains a significant concern, particularly for African countries. Children under five years of age and pregnant women are at a greater risk of the disease.

The primary objective of the event was to achieve a 90% reduction in malaria mortality and a 50% reduction in malaria incidence by 2025. To this end, the following strategies were deployed:

Distribution of letters to stakeholders and organizations

Van Announcement and use of Megaphone

Radio Discussions and Sensitization

Health Talks at the OPD and all Child Welfare Clinics

The event featured a range of activities to promote health and well-being, including Rapid Diagnostic Tests for malaria, blood pressure checks, HIV screening, diet counselling, food demonstration education, Covid-19 vaccination, child growth monitoring and promotion, and health talks on Malaria, Use of LLINs, and COVID-19. A total of 127 people were screened for various health conditions, with 1 positive case of malaria, 7 positive cases of high blood pressure, and 3 positive cases of HIV/AIDS identified. All positive clients were counselled and referred to the La Polyclinic for case management.

The community members appreciated the initiative to hold the event within the community. The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate expressed its gratitude to International SOS for donating medical equipment and other logistics to support health service delivery to the communities.

Together, through targeted interventions and coordinated efforts, we can advance equity, build resilience, and end malaria.




The LA Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate conducted the 2nd National COVID-19 Vaccination Days Campaign from 21st – 26th April, 2022. The campaign covered the entire municipality, with several vantage points created for easy access by the community members. Some of the points include child welfare clinics, house-to-house visits, corporate organizations, embassies, private clinics, schools, and beaches.

The target audience for the campaign was individuals aged 15 years and above, and a total of 3301 people were vaccinated, with 1695 receiving their first dose, 750 receiving their second dose, and 856 receiving their first booster dose.

Objectives of the campaign were to increase vaccine uptake and demand in the municipality, address vaccine hesitancy and preference issues in collaboration with local stakeholders, and respond promptly to rumors using behavior change communication within the municipality and correct rising misconceptions.

Several activities and strategies were deployed during the campaign, including distribution of letters to stakeholders and organizations, radio discussions on Radio LATENU, jingles played in the local dialect (GA) throughout the six-day campaign, van announcements, volunteers megaphone street announcements, market storm on COVID-19 safety protocols and the need to be vaccinated, community engagement meetings with organized groups and associations to increase awareness, and monitoring and supervision of activities.

Achievements during the campaign included effective one-on-one (house-to-house) engagement, printing of five SBCC materials (banners) for COVID-19 vaccination campaign, and some organizations inviting the health directorate to vaccinate their workers.

However, several challenges were encountered, including refusals of vaccine (AEFI), lack of compliance since wearing of nose masks is no longer mandatory, hesitancy by pregnant women, need for community volunteers to have name tags or aprons for easy identification, and insufficient funds for programs.

The health directorate recommends that higher authorities should make vaccination cards mandatory to increase vaccination rates.


The Municipal Health Directorate of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Tuberculosis Day with the people of the municipality to raise an awareness of the disease, which is the second killer to COVID-19.According to Dr Adwoa Wilson, the municipal health director of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly the death statistics of tuberculosis remains as one of the public health threat in Ghana and globally. She mentioned that the WHO report on TB shows that the disease is the second leading communicable killer globally after COVID-19. She urged individual to seek early treatment to prevent complication.

Answering questions, Dr Adwoa Wilson mentioned that the district recorded 59 cases in 2021. She said between the months of January 2022 to March 2022, the district recorded 13 cases.The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate in collaboration with La Polyclinic and TB Unit marked the World TB Day on Thursday March 24, 2022 at La Maamli Taxi Rank theme:’ INVEST TO END TB, SAVE LIVES’ Fifty participants screened on TB, sugar testing, and blood pressure check.

The Municipal Health Director of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), Dr Adwoa Wilson has entreated the general public not to lose sight of the COVID-19 pandemic as it has come to stay like other infectious disease globally and  advised Ghanaians to continues adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.

LaDMA Gets Alternative Health Facility

LaDMA has been making significant strides in providing essential healthcare services to its citizens. In January 2022, the La General Hospital, one of the most critical healthcare facilities in the municipality, faced an impending threat of demolition. This development necessitated LaDMA to intervene to provide a new facility for the hospital staff to enable them to continue operations.

The need to expand the hospital facility became more pressing, prompting LaDMA to provide support to improve the hospital’s infrastructure. The Assembly’s commitment to healthcare provision has made it a reliable partner for the citizens of LaDMA. The hospital has become one of the key health institutions providing services to the community, serving the LaDMA population with the highest level of care.

LaDMA is aware of the importance of healthcare services in promoting the overall well-being of its people. The municipality is committed to ensuring that its citizens have access to quality healthcare services. The La General Hospital has been able to provide this much-needed service to the people of LaDMA, thanks to the Assembly’s unwavering support.

The new hospital facility is a testament to LaDMA’s commitment to providing the best healthcare services to its citizens. It is equipped with modern equipment and has a team of highly skilled medical personnel who are committed to providing the highest level of care to patients.

In conclusion, LaDMA has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to providing quality healthcare services to its citizens. The Assembly’s support for the La General Hospital is a clear indication of its dedication to ensuring that its people have access to the best healthcare services. The provision of a new facility for the hospital staff is a clear indication of LaDMA’s resolve to provide essential services to its citizens.