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Congratulations to Dr Brightson and his team at the Shai Osudoku District Hospital!

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Congratulations to Dr Kennedy Brightson and his entire team at the new Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa, who have just been recognised by the Ministry of Health for their “Innovation and Excellence”.

Awarded by the Hon. Minister of Health, this is yet another sign of the excellent work being done by all those involved at this new 120 district hospital.

Shai Osudoku District Hospital – One Year Since Its Ceremonial Handover…

By | Dodowa, Progress | No Comments

The new Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa was officially handed over by ex-President John Dramani Mahama at a huge ceremonial event that was broadcast live on GTV on the 4th April 2016.  The 120 bed then went fully operational in late June 2016 and witnessed the birth of its first baby less than 24 hours later.

Over the course of the next 9 months the hospital has flourished with some great stats recorded on their new hospital management system:

  • 36,000+ hospital visits
  • 20,000+ medical observations
  • 43,000+ lab tets
  • 3,400+ admissions
  • 300 births

Official Visit – Minister of Health inspects Dodowa Hospital

By | Dodowa, Press, Progress | No Comments

The Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu paid an official visit to Dodowa Hospital, attended by the Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment for West Africa from the British High Commission, Sharon Ganney, and the Chief Director and Regional Director of Health.

The Minister witnessed at first hand the outstanding work of medical staff, as well as the technical support staff, in this new-generation district hospital which is fully-operational.

Following the visit, the Regional Director of UK Trade remarked: “Having seen the build in various stages of construction, to see it delivering for Ghanaian people was testament to all of the great work done by NMS.”

Built To Care Ghana Project Showcased at the Africa Healthcare Summit 2017

By | Abetifi, Dodowa, Fomena, Garu-Tempane, Kumawu, Press, Progress, Sekondi, Takoradi | No Comments

Head of Business Development at NMS Infrastructure, Nicholas Oliver, lead a panel discussion at the Africa Healthcare Summit in London to showcase the Built To Care Ghana Project.

The panel was made up of Sam Hoexter from UK Export Finance, Polly Barker from architects tp Bennet and Ed Harking from Fieldstone Private Capital Group, with the session well received by all present.

www.africahealthcaresummit.com

Menstrual Health Programme – Update

By | Giving Back, Progress | No Comments

The menstrual health programme sponsored by NMSI, A Child Unheard (ACU) and Ruby Cup in conjunction with the NMSI-supported Community Health Planning Clinic in Ayenyah is progressing well.

The uptake of the programme within the community has continued to grow and there are now 83 women and girls who have been educated and trained in menstrual health and how to use the Ruby Menstrual Cup. The distribution of the Ruby cups started on the 9th January 2017, when the school re-opened after the festive break. Once distribution has been completed, the programme will be monitored on a monthly basis to ensure that the impact of introducing the Ruby Menstrual cups is understood.

The hope is that there will be improvements in both the girls and women’s health as well as seeing an improvement in the girl’s attendance at school.

NMSI Implement Continuing Professional Development Training Programme

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Lead contractor on this Built To Care Ghana project, NMSI prides itself on its Corporate Social Responsibility programme and are always committed in the upskilling and training of all partners it works with.

Adrian Crowley, NMSI Senior Commercial Manager, initiated a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for the construction management team within Genelec – Soland – NMSI. As part of the initiative, procurement officer Ms. Cynthia Afi Dzakah helped coordinate, implement and moderate the roll out of the CPD programme.

Starting back in June 2016 and running every Friday for 6 months up to the end of the year, the programme covered a variety of topics:
• Best Practices for Identification and
Support of Claims
• Negotiation of Construction Claims
• How to Process Change Orders
• Bonds
• Pricing Structures
• Differing Site Conditions
• CPM Schedule Review and Analysis – The Method
• Cost Analysis

The programme also allowed for the young construction professionals to learn the art of project management in terms of: bringing a project in on time, managing teams and stakeholders, and working within tight budgets and to a satisfactory standard of workmanship.

The delegates who attended found the training extremely useful and confirmed it has enhanced their skills. They would like to thank Adrian Crowley and the team for their long term commitment and ability to support such a positive activity.

Every Little Helps!

By | Giving Back, Progress | No Comments

During November 2016 – Environment360, a charity sponsored by NMSI, contacted our CSR Manager to request some support with a landscaping project in Labadi.

While in the process of completing their work and preferring to avoid spending any more money than necessary, Environement360 asked NMSI whether they could borrow eight shovels. It may have seemed like a small and odd request but one that NMS Infrastructure in Ghana were happy to support.

Environment360 have since confirmed their project has been a huge success, whilst NMSI are glad to have played a small part in that process.

NMSI Support the Children of Old Fadama, Agbogbloshi, Accra

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On the 21st November 2016, Charlie Fisher (NMSI’s ICT Manager) donated the first consignment of educational books, clothes and games to the children of Old Fadama, which had been collected
by his wife Hilary.

The district of Agbogbloshi, Accra, is one of the most deprived areas in Ghana and West Africa. It is located adjacent to an extremely polluted wet land and life is not easy for the people of this district. NMSI Ghana friend, Sister Eileen (Franciscan Missionaries) who is a retired teacher, works in the district teaching children, who due to economic circumstances do not get a chance to basic education.

Sister Eileen also helps a local missionary (Missionaries of Charity) who recently built a school and a health clinic in the area. NMSI thought on how they could best help Sister Eileen and the collection for the school was started.

It is hoped that this is the first of many donations for Sister Eileen to then pass onto the Children of Old Fadama, so for anyone based in the UK who would like to make a collection of school books, clothes or games, please contact Caroline Young on cy@nmsigrp.com and send all donations to the NMSI office in Poole (5 Winchester Place, North Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NX).

Thank you for your continued support.