USAID Systems for Health Project (Ghana)

The USAID Systems for Health Project, led by URC, works with the Ghana Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to scale up evidence-based, high-impact interventions.

These approaches are designed to prevent child and maternal deaths, reduce unmet need for family planning, decrease morbidity and mortality from malaria, improve the nutritional status of pregnant women and young children, and promote gender equity.

Systems for Health’s approaches include:

  • Working to strengthen vital health systems building blocks – including an expansion of community-based health planning and services – and encouraging the integration of services to create a more robust, flexible, and sustainable health care system;
  • Strengthening the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to improve quality of care, increase readiness to access and manage U.S. government funds, strengthen referrals, and increase access to health care services; and
  • Institutionalizing improvement to ensure that quality services are provided to every client at every encounter, in conjunction with robust management support systems, enhanced technical competence, a culture of data use, and continuous monitoring.

URC’s partners on Systems for Health include PATH, Plan International, Results for Development Institute, and local Ghanaian organizations. The project is operating at the national level and in five regions: Greater Accra, Central, Western, Northern, and Volta.

 

Midwives and Nurses at Mayera Health Centre observe closely as their colleague, a “Helping Babies Breathe” trainee, provides on-site coaching on neonatal resuscitation. Photo credit: Ross Godwin, DDC International
Midwives and Nurses at Mayera Health Centre observe closely as their colleague, a “Helping Babies Breathe” trainee, provides on-site coaching on neonatal resuscitation. Photo credit: Ross Godwin, DDC International
Duration
2014 to present
Funders 
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Partners 
PATH
Plan International
Results for Development Institute (R4D)
Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service
Local Ghanaian Partners
Regions/ Countries 
Geographic Scope 
National, Northern, Volta, Western, Central and Greater Accra Regions