Accelerating progress towards attainment of MDG 4 and 5 in Ghana through basic health systems function strengthening
01 / 2011 - 12 / 2014
This proposal seeks to promote reduction in maternal and infant mortality by developing and evaluating approaches for accelerated attainment of MDG 4 and 5. The work will be carried out in the Northern and Greater Accra regions of Ghana and is expected to provide lessons for Ghana as well as other sub-Saharan African countries. The interventions aim at strengthening the basic health system functions of organization and the delivery of essential and quality health services, human resource management, and governance and clinical decision making related to maternal and neonatal health. The interventions will be executed in three closely interrelated research sub-projects. PhD researchers in the disciplines of epidemiology, medical anthropology, health policy and health systems management will be trained within the projects as part of capacity building for sustainable development. Their participation in the project will be rooted in their institutional context to strengthen health service delivery and academic institutions in Ghana.