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Presby Health Clinic Widana

Organisation Type: 
Regional NGO
The Widana Presbyterian Health Centre is located in the newly created Pusiga district of the Upper East Region of Ghana and is the capital of the Widana sub-district. Widana shares common borders with the Republic of Togo to the east, Garu-Tempane district to the south, Burkina Faso to its north and Pusiga sub-district to the west. The inhabitants are mainly of the Moshi, Kusasi, Yanga, Bimoba and Bissa ethnic groups among others. Widana Presbyterian Health Centre was established and officially opened in 1975 by Dr. Jan Oesterink. The Health Centre is a service providing facility managed by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) through the Presbyterian Health Service-North (PHS-N). It is one of the health facilities under the coordination of the Presbyterian Primary Health Care (PPHC), Bawku. The health centre serves the population of its catchment area and surrounding communities of two neighbouring countries; Togo and Burkina Faso. The health centre serves a catchment population of about 16,581 excluding the population of the surrounding Togo and Burkina Faso residents who use its facility.

“To provide Christian-centered, humane and sustainable basic health services, encompassing, preventive, promotive and curative care through community participation and in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and other stakeholders”.
This mission is based on the mission statement of the Presbyterian Health Services: “…to reach all manner of persons with the Good New s of Jesus Christ through comprehensive health care delivery services “and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them the kingdom of God is come nigh to you” (Luke 10:9)


“Basic health services, which are community driven and accessible to all manner of persons”

It's the only health facility in the community and it is accredited with Health Insurance. We share borders with neighbouring countries, and they also come here for the quality of our work.
Improve maternal and child health care
Control the incidence of Malaria, HIV/AIDS STI/TB transmission and other communicable diseases
To increase access to clinical care and other public health interventions
To improve quality of care in health facilities
To improve financial and human resource mobilization
To improve efficiency at all levels of service delivery
To improve collaboration and networking
Partner Activities: 
General OPD
Basic eye care
Community psychiatry
Basic laboratory investigations
Voluntary counseling and testing for HIV
Reproductive and child health – antenatal including PMTCT, delivery, postnatal, immunization and family planning
24 hour detention of seriously ill patients for observation
24 hour ambulance service
Referral of patients
Health education and promotion


  • Presby Health Clinic Widana maternity ward
  • Presby Health Clinic Widana laboratory


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