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Northern Region


The Northern Region (pop 2,479,461) which occupies an area of about 70,383 square kilometres, is the largest region in Ghana in terms of land area. It shares boundaries with the Upper East and the Upper West Regions to the north, the Brong Ahafo and the Volta Regions to the south, and two neighbouring countries, the Republic of Togo to the east, and La Cote d’ Ivoire to the west.

The region has 20 districts and the capital city is Tamale. Northern Region is home to Mole National park, a popular tourist attraction. More than 75% of the economic activity is agricultural. The official language is English, but local languages such as Dagbani and Mampruli are pervasive.

The land is mostly low lying except in the north-eastern corner with the Gambaga escarpment and along the western corridor. The region is drained by the Black and white Volta and their tributaries, Rivers Nasia, Daka, etc.

The predominant vegetation is grassland and savanna, dotted with baobab trees. The climate of the region is relatively dry, with a single rainy season that begins in May and ends in October. The amount of rainfall recorded annually varies between 750 mm and 1050 mm. The dry season starts in November and ends in March/April with maximum temperatures occurring towards the end of the dry season.

(Source: wikipedia)


Title Description Location Type
Zasilari Ecological Farming Project Location

ZEFP headquarters is based near Walewale, while their projects are implemented in the surrounding region.


The AGREDS building is located in the heart of Tamale Metro.

Presby Agric Station (PAS) Langbinsi Location

Located in Langbinsi, a short drive from Walewale, and adjacent to the Presby Health Clinic.

agreds tamale   populated place
presbyterian church of ghana farmers training programme mile 7

Based in the Agric area of Tamale, off Bolga Road.

populated place
Northern Presbytery Development Office Location   populated place
West Mamprusi   populated place

In and around the city Yendi activities of ACDEP take place.

populated place
Naasheriga Junior High School


Junior High school
Samni Junior High school

Kids at Samni school play football, wash their clothes on Saturday and go to church on Sunday. This is probably very representative for the whole country.

Junior High school
Baptist Medical Center Nalerigu

The medical center is located at the far end of the village Nalerigu. The facility is built according to the traditional method of building a compound where different families live together.

Health Facility
Langbensi Clinic

The clinic in Langbensi is a very decent clinic and supported by Dutch donor money.

Health Facility
Zangum Junior High School

This Junior Highschool is located in the village of Zangum.

Junior High school
Zangum Village

The village Zangum has 2271 residents and is located on a 20 minutes drive from Walewale

Catholic Family Reproductive Health Program (CFRHP)

The location of CFRHP is in Walewale.

populated place
Presbyterian Primary Health Care (PPHC)

Coming from Tamale, one drives through Salaga, the capital of East Gonja, to reach PPHC. The facility is located not far from the main road and 10 minutes by car from the town center.

populated place
Kuwani Clinic

The clinic of Kuwani is closer to Salaga but the direct environment seems less populated. All activities of the clinic take place in the one and only building.

populated place
Loloto Clinic

The location of the clinic of Loloto is not far from the main road and is bordered by a small community at one hand and on the other hand by a secondary school.

populated place


Title Description Status Date
Distribution and Training Ceremony

In the week of 16 September 2013 ACDEP organised a Distribution & Training Ceremony whereby the mobile phones and the ambulances were officially handed over to the facilities.

Implementation 09/16/2013
Stakeholders Meeting MHealth

From the 8th to 12th of JulyACDEP traveled to the 5 member organization of ACDEP who are part of the health program.

Implementation 08/06/2013

Implementing Partners

Title Organisation Role Region and District
Zasilari Ecological Farms Project Implementing Northern, Tolon Kumbugu
Presbyterian Agricultural Station - Langbensi Implementing Northern, East Mamprusi
Northern Presbytery Development Office - Tamale Implementing Northern, Tamale Metropolitan
Evangelical Presbyterian Development and Relief Agency (EPDRA) Implementing Northern
Baptist Medical Centre (BMC) Implementing Northern, East Mamprusi
Assemblies of God Relief and Services (AGREDS) Implementing Northern, Tamale Metropolitan
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