Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Fact Sheet 2018

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The USAID Systems for Health project collaborates closely with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to carry out core evidence-based MNCH interventions, including Essential Newborn Care (ENC), Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI), Life Saving Skills (LSS), and Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT). These interventions emphasize knowledge and skills development integrated with leadership and QI methods through training, PTFU visits, integrated on-site support visits, and shared learning platforms.

In addition, Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) strengthening activities support increased access to and improved provision of MNCH services including antenatal and postnatal care, child growth monitoring, and immunization. CHPS zones are an entry point into the health care system, providing key preventive services and facilitating referrals for mothers and children with more serious conditions to access life-saving care at a higher level. CHPS providers also conduct community-level education to promote utilization of these services.

photo of newborn infant
A newborn infant in Ghana
Publication Date 
May 2019
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries