USAID Systems for Health Project

In this Community Voices Improve Health video series, view how USAID Systems for Health has worked hand-in-hand with the Ghana Health Service in five targeted regions: Greater Accra, Central, Western, Volta, and Northern, to improve delivery, access, and quality of health services. The videos highlight how in the five years of the project, vital health-system building blocks were strengthened and service coverage maximized. The legacy is a strengthened Ghanaian health system that will provide essential health care services to Ghanaians as the country moves toward universal health care.


View this video and other USAID Systems for Health Project videos on the URC YouTube channel


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From project start-up, URC and its partners shared a common vision – In 2019, Ghana’s health system would be sufficiently robust for the government and its health workforce to sustain equitable access to, demand for, and use of high-quality, high-impact health services in partnership with the communities they serve and with reduced external support. By year five of the USAID Systems for Health Project, the health system in Ghana is closer to that vision.


By year five of the USAID Systems for Health Project, the health system in Ghana is closer to that vision. Results show that measurable improvements in service delivery and health outcomes have been achieved. Through strategic, targeted investments in the health system, the project has positively impacted maternal and perinatal mortality rates, family planning uptake, malaria case fatality rates, and overall utilization of primary care service.


Ghana’s health leaders and their staff have risen to the challenge in many ways. They have shown a keen ability to manage their own projects and funds. By embracing a culture of continuous improvement, shared learning, and leadership engagement, the Ghana Health Service is poised to continue working toward sustainable improvements in equitable access to care and health outcomes.


We encourage you to watch the videos.