Cocoa Farmers Embrace Telemedicine
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Kuapa Kokoo Farmers' Union – a farmers' cooperative, has introduced a telemedicine project to help effectively tackle the health needs of the Ghanaian cocoa farmer.
Ms. Fatima Ali, the National President, said this was being piloted in cocoa growing areas in the Western, Central, Eastern and Brong-Ahafo Regions by a team of medical consultants engaged by the Union.
She told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the goal was to bring quality healthcare to over 100,000 farmers, in deprived communities that lacked health infrastructure.
This was on the sidelines of the 21st annual delegates' conference of the Union, held under the theme: 'Deepening decentralization through the cooperative way – a valuable tool for farmer development'.