- Estimated total population:1
- 24 million
- Maternal mortality ratio:2
- 541 per 100,000 live births
- Infant mortality rate:2
- 50 per 1,000 live births
- Under-five mortality rate:2
- 80 per 1,000 live births
- Total fertility rate:1
- Contraceptive prevalence:1
- 17% (modern methods)
- 24% (all methods)
- HIV prevalence:3
- Births with skilled provider:2
- 1 2010 Population and Housing Census, Ghana Statistical Service;
- 2Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008;
- 3 UNAIDS 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.
With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and others, Jhpiego has worked in Ghana for two decades to support the Government of Ghana''s capacity to improve the health of women and their families.
Currently, Jhpiego is leading work in Ghana under USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) to strengthen pre-service education in 26 midwifery schools, 10 community health nursing schools, one public health school and one medical assistant school by ensuring competency of tutors, preceptors and new graduates (in malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, family planning, nutrition, and maternal and newborn health), equipping skills labs and introducing e-learning.
Under a second program, funded by the Jubilee Partners (a consortium of Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Ghana National Petroleum, Sabre and EO Group), Jhpiego is working in the Western Region to strengthen the Community-based Health Planning and Services system, a network of community-based nurses and midwives who provide care to local communities. This initiative focuses on improving and expanding access to frontline primary health care for nearly one million residents.
Finally, under a third program, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jhpiego is supporting the Ghana Armed Forces to provide quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care services to members of the Ghana military, their families, Ministry of Defence civilian employees, and the surrounding civilian communities.
Some key accomplishments in Ghana include:
- Through MCHIP, provided technical updates and on-site mentoring in HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and family planning to 89 midwifery, public health and community nursing tutors and implemented a mobile mentoring program for tutors using cell phones to send SMS messages and quizzes about basic emergency obstetric and newborn care and scripted coaching calls.
- Through the Jubilee Partners funding, trained 50 community health officers in primary health and provided home visiting bags to support home outreach visits; developed training materials and use these to train 120 community health volunteers and 113 community health committee members.
To complete this work in Ghana, Jhpiego collaborates with various donors (USAID, Jubilee Partners and the Department of Defense) and in-country partners.
For a complete description of Jhpiego''s work in this country, click the link below.
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