Child Welfare Clinic Attendance among Children 24-59 Months in Assin North Municipality, Ghana


Child welfare clinics form an important component of the health care system in Ghana and renders invaluable health care services to children under five years. Despite the numerous advantages associated with child welfare clinic attendance, there are reported cases of low attendance among children 24-59 months. It is in line with this that the study examined child welfare attendance among children aged 24-59 months. Employing both qualitative and quantitative methods, the study selected 240 respondents for primary data collection and analysis in the Assin North Municipality of Ghana. It was established that child welfare clinic attendance declines by age of the child due to schooling, completion of immunization schedule and distance to the clinics among other factors. It was also found that the level of education of caregivers and distance travelled to the child welfare clinic have influence on child welfare clinic attendance. On the bases of the findings recommendations were made to capture children 24-59 months for child welfare services in schools. Secondly, health workers should sensitize care givers on the importance of child welfare clinic attendance for children aged 24-59 months.

Addae Boateng Adu-Gyamfi