Improving health care and bringing innovations to Ghanaians since 1978.
- Support of Ghana’s Community-Based Health Planning and Services initiative resulted in more than 645,000 clients served and over 274,000 immunizations given.
- An innovative training approach to improve provider skills in newborn care led to a 50% reduction in intrapartum stillbirth and 56% in 24-hour newborn mortality across 40 study sites.
- 99% of health care facility staff at 102% of targeted regional and district-level health facilities across five regions measurably improved their infection prevention and control practices through whole-site training.
- A revised curriculum and improved clinical practicum experience have improved the pre-service education experience of over 8,400 newly graduated midwifery and nursing students.
Our Work in Ghana
Maternal and Child Survival Program
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/ghana/
Impact Malaria is a global project of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by malaria. Implemented by a consortium of organizations led by PSI, the project is led in Ghana by Jhpiego and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. In close collaboration with Ghana’s National Malaria Control Program, other sections of the Ministry of Health and various implementing partners, Impact Malaria is designed to improve malaria service delivery via the following objectives: 1) improve the quality of and access to malaria case management and prevention of malaria in pregnancy; 2) improve the quality of and access to other malaria drug-based approaches and provide support to pilot/scale up newer malaria drug-based approaches; and 3) provide global technical leadership, support operational research and advance program learning.