USAID and Partners Improve Access to Community Health Services in Volta Region

Lotakor, Volta Region, GHANA— On December 18, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) commissioned four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the Volta Region. Chiefs, assembly members, and community members joined USAID/Ghana Mission Director Sharon L. Cromer; USAID/Ghana Health Office Director Akua Kwateng-Addo; Ghana Health Service Director General Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare; Volta Regional Director of Health Services Dr. Timothy Letsa; KOICA Deputy Country Director Mr. Seungmin Oh; and USAID Systems for Health Chief of Party Dr. Marni Laverentz at the event.

The Government of Ghana’s Community-based Health Planning and Services policy improves access to primary health care services at the community level to promote universal health coverage. USAID works with the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to improve accessibility, quality, and use of health services, with a focus on maternal and child health and nutrition services.

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Dignitaries from USAID, Ghana Health Service, KOICA, URC at Lotakor commissioning
Dignitaries from USAID, Ghana Health Service, KOICA, URC at Lotakor commissioning
Date 
December 18, 2017
Authors 
Mary Berghaus
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