A quality improvement team shares results with an improvement coach trained by USAID Systems for Health. Photo credit: Jack Gordon, DDC International

URC has been awarded the four-year Quality Services for Health (Q4H) Activity by USAID/Ghana to support the Government of Ghana’s leadership to promote and oversee improved quality health services across the public and private health sectors.

Q4H extends URC’s legacy of working with the Government of Ghana. Most recently, we implemented the USAID Systems for Health (S4H) Project, which supported the Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service to institutionalize leadership-led quality improvement approaches to strengthen the health system and increase access, demand, and use of high-quality health services.

Together with partners WI-HER and Navrongo Health Research Center, URC’s all-Ghanaian project team will ensure a sustainable quality health system for the people of Ghana. The URC-led team will use a people-centered quality of care approach to support local ownership in innovative data-driven behavior-led programming that enhances quality service delivery, citizen engagement, and uptake of healthy practices. We will support the government and other actors with a system strengthening lens toward building a trusted, harmonized health system that supports the workforce and holistically embraces citizens’ needs.

“I’m thrilled that we will implement the Quality Services for Health Activity for USAID Ghana,” said URC President Earl Gast. “Our recent Systems for Health project in Ghana embodied the best that URC offers – impressive technical expertise coupled with creative approaches to drive – and sustain – local ownership of quality improvement.”