Baltimore, MD (Nov. 7, 2014)—Committed to preventing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, Jhpiego, an international health non-profit and Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is bringing together health officials and clinicians from across the region to Ghana for specializ
By Ben Vikpeh-Lartey, Matilda Nkansah-Baidoo and Gahan Furlane | Contributor: Joyce Ablordeppey
Inchaban, Ghana—As chief of this fishing village of 4,500 people, Nana Akosua Mfrasie II felt deeply her responsibility to the health and welfare of women and families in her community. So much so that she turned over three rooms in her palace to establish a Community-based Health Pla
By Dora Agbodza, Etta Addo and Gahan Furlane | Contributor: Martha Appiagyei
Accra, Ghana—When Raina Dizoal finished her education at the Jirapa Midwifery Training School, she earned the distinction of being named best midwife to graduate from the Northern Sector—an honor she attributes in part to her clinical skills and time spent in the school's refurbished
By Joyce Ablordeppey, Bernard Vikpeh-Lartey and Chantelle Allen
As a community health nurse (CHN) running a small clinic in Ellembelle District, Ghana, Joseph Opoku Cobbinah knew how to deliver basic health care to the people who came to the Aidoo Suazo Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound. But his clients were few and far
Accra, Ghana – A mother waits her turn at the busy Community Based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) center in the village of Assakae, hoping she can get some help for her sick baby. Community Health Officer Mariama Bukari examines the feverish child and diagnoses simple malaria and
Accra, Ghana — When Martha Serwah Appiagyei and her instructional team began preparing nursing, midwifery and public health tutors in Ghana to be more effective teachers, they had some reservations about how participants would receive a computer-based component of the course.
By Heather Harrison, Joyce Ablordeppey and Chantelle Allen
Ahanta West District, Ghana -- When community health officer Joseph Appiah-Kubi considers the stock-outs of malaria testing kits at his rural health clinic in west Ghana and the difficulty in providing malaria treatment for pregnant women, he sees opportunities, not challenges.
In addition to our wealth of in-service training materials that assist health care providers in the prevention and control of malaria in pregnancy (MIP), Jhpiego also gets at the root of human resource needs by strengthening pre-service education. Our work with the Schools of Midwifer
Jaway Wharf, Ghana – In the one-room health post in Jomoro District, two nurses conferred about their newest client—a girl brought there by her mother. The child had a 104-degree fever and the health care providers were intent on helping the girl. In this western region of Ghana, mala