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Review on the implementation process of community-based health planning and services (CHPS) program in Ghana


Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: PROBLEM: The community based health planning and services (CHPS) program has been introduced into the health system of Ghana in the year 1999-2000. The objectives of the program are to improve equity in access to basic health services, improve efficiency and responsiveness to client needs and to develop effective intersectoral collaboration. Ever since the introduction of this program national scaling up has been slow. OBJECTIVES: To review the CHPS program nationwide and explore the successes and the constraints of its scaling up. METHODOLOGY: The author of this thesis uses the project evaluation framework by European Commissions to analyze the program implementation. In addition, literature search and monitoring and supportive reports from the field are used. CONCLUSIONS: CHPS is an effective health program that helps in meeting the health needs of the rural people. The strength mentioned should be maintained whilst the weaknesses are corrected to help in quick national scaling up. RECOMMENDATIONS: Impact assessment research, effective community involvement, intersectoral collaboration, adequate funding and political commitment should be enforced and strengthened.
Authors: Apetorgbor, V.E.A.
Country: Ghana
Category: Research
Department: Development Policy & Practice
Institute: KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)
Keywords: health services , communities
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: ix, 58
Year: 2009
Region: West Africa
Right: © 2009 Apetorgbor
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Review on the implementation process of community-based health planning and services (CHPS) program in Ghana
Training: Master of Public Health / International Course in Health Development (ICHD)