USAID Systems for Health Project

The USAID Systems for Health Project, funded by USAID | Ghana and led by URC, works with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to strengthen vital health system building blocks (management and leadership; health information systems; health workforce; supply chain and infrastructure; and health financing) to ensure access to, and use of, high-quality health services by all Ghanaians. A core component of the project’s approach is to integrate quality assurance and quality improvement measures as cross-cutting themes to improve service delivery.

Ultimately, it is envisioned that by working in direct partnership with the Ministry of Health and GHS to sustain equitable coverage and use of high-quality health services, significant progress will be made towards achievement of the following critical health outcomes:

  • Ending preventable child and maternal deaths
  • Reducing unmet need for family planning
  • Reducing childhood mortality and morbidity from malaria
  • Improving nutritional status of children under five and pregnant women
  • Increasing gender equity
  • Preventing the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases

Our interventions promote community-based health planning and services, strategic behavior change communication, and targeted demand generation to maximize service delivery coverage. URC and our partners—PATH, Plan International and Results for Development Institute—work in close collaboration with the Ghana Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Services, and local Ghanaian partners.

A woman demonstrates correct handwashing techniques at a temporary handwashing station during a training in Ghana
A woman at a training session in Ghana demonstrates proper handwashing techniques.
2014 to present
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
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