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Upper East Region


Upper East Region (pop 1,046,545) is located in the north-eastern corner of the country. The capital city is Bolgatanga, known commonly as 'Bolga'. It is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, the east by the Republic of Togo, the west by Sissala in Upper West and the south by West Mamprusi in Northern Region. The land is relatively flat with a few hills to the East and southeast. The total land area is about 8,842 sq km, which translates into 2.7 per cent of the total land area of the country.

It is divided into 10 districts, although the centre of the population is clustered in Bolga. The region is 80% rural agrarian.

(Source: wikipedia)


Title Description Location Type
Presbyterian Health Service - North

In downtown Bolgatanga, serving as a central office headquarters.

populated place
Sandema Agric Station

Outside of Bolgatanga in the Builsa District, Sandema PPHC, the Sandema Agric Station, and the Community Rehabilitation Centre, are clustered in one area.

Zorko Clinic

In the community of Zorko, approx. 1 hour's drive from Bolgatanga.

Health Facility
Namolgo Presbyterian Clinic

The clinic serves the Namolgo community, approximate one hour's drive from Bolgatanga.

Health Facility
Presbyterian Primary Health Centre - Bolga

The PPHC in central Bolgatanga has clinic and eye health facilities.

populated place
Presbyterian Primary Health Care (PPHC) Bawku Location

The health clinic serving the Bawku area, adjacent to the Agricultural Station and Community Based Rehabilitation centre

Health Facility
Presby Agric Station (PAS) Garu

The Agric Station in Garu serves as a hub for offices, equipment, supplies, and a chicken coop. It is adjacent to the Primary Health Centre.

Presby Health Clinic - Woriyanga location

Very close to the Togo border, the Woriyanga clinic serves patients from both countries.

Health Facility
Presby Health Clinic Widana location

The health clinic on the corner of Burkina Faso and Togo, serving patients from every background.

populated place
Kongo Health Center Location

Outside of Bolgatanga, the clinic serves the Kongo-Logore community.

Health Facility
Community Based Rehabilitation Garu Location   Community Center
Zebilla Town   populated place
Kassena Nankana   Village
Bawku West   populated place
Pafwah Village   populated place
Garu Junior High school   populated place
Garu Health Centre

Garu is the biggest clinic of all the others and is located for up north, close to the border with Burkina Faso.

Health Facility


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
Presbyterian Primary Health Centre (PPHC) Bolgatanga Implementing Upper East
Presbyterian Primary Health Care (PPHC) Bawku Implementing Upper East, Bawku Municipal
Presbyterian Agricultural Station (PAS) Sandema Implementing Upper East, Builsa
Presby Primary Health Care (PPHC) (Sandema) Implementing Upper East, Builsa
Presby Health Clinic Woriyanga Implementing Upper East, Bawku West
Presby Health Clinic Widana Implementing Upper East, Bawku Municipal
Presby Agric Station (PAS), Garu Implementing Upper East, Garu Tempane
Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO) Implementing Upper East, Kassena Nankana
Garu Health Centre Implementing Upper East, Garu Tempane
Anglican Clinic, Yelwoko Implementing Upper East, Bawku West
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