Doing it for themselves: a new community health centre for Beahu, in Ghana’s Western Region

Along the main road that runs west from Takoradi, a newly inaugurated community health centre lies nestled just to the North of one of the roadside communities. Beahu is one of the 181 communities that the Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) has reached through its community dialogue platform. At the beginning of each year, volunteers and partner organisations engage with communities throughout the six coastal districts of the Western Region, and speak with residents to record the issues currently topmost in their minds. Sometimes the issues communities raise have to do with the effects of Ghana’s oil and gas industry...