Abraham Nsiah (Nsiah means 7th born) is from the village of Jugboi. He faces the challenge of being paralyzed from the waist down. In Ghana, where accessibility measures are few and far between, this challenge is particularly difficult.
However, anyone who meets Abraham is impressed by his warmth, exuberance, joy and determination. He overcame many obstacles just to be able to get to secondary school and when his results came in, there were a few courses that he needed to improve on before he could be accepted in tertiary level institutions.
In an effort to support the local clinic at Bamboi, NEA hired Abraham as a record keeper. This freed the medical staff from many administrative tasks and enabled them to concentrate on the patients’ medical needs. While working at the clnic, Abraham continued to study and sit exams again to improve his grades.
Two years ago he was accepted into the Rural Health Training School, Kintampo. He is in his final year of the Health Information Programme and will graduate as a Technical Officer in 2010. He is committed to working in the Deg area and will be a valuable team player in promoting health once he graduates.