A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Ghana’s Health Service (GHS) and The Hunger Project – Ghana (THP-Ghana) to formalise their partnership in delivering health services to 45 Hunger Project Epicentre Communities.
Local volunteers in partnership with The Hunger Project in Ghana have successfully constructed the health clinics themselves with support, training and access to materials from the our local Hunger Project Ghana leadership team.
The provision of Government support from GHS (which includes provision of qualified staff, medicine, training and equipment) marks a great step forward for our partner communities as they continue their journey to end their own hunger and poverty sustainably.
The Director-General of the GHS, Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, and the Country Director of THP-Ghana, Mr Samuel Afrane, signed for their respective institutions at a ceremony in Accra.
Under the MoU signed in Accra the GHS will integrate the 45 Epicentre (community) clinics constructed by THP-Ghana, in partnership with rural communities and district assemblies, into the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) operational system of the GHS to ensure national recognition and support.
The GHS will also assist the clinics with the needed personnel, equipment and medicines, as well as train health personnel and community volunteers to ensure the attainment of health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a focus on reducing child and maternal mortality in the rural areas.
The Hunger Project’s Epicentres are in Central, Ashanti, Volta, Greater Accra and Eastern regions of Ghana.
In 2006, The Hunger Project (THP) launched one of our most ambitious programmes to date: our Scale-Up Initiative in Ghana. The goal: to implement our Epicentre Strategy in Africa on a large enough scale so that it could be proven as a successful, cost-effective and replicable model that could be expanded and adopted by governments in their national development plans.
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