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Aug 1, 2017

BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry – The Ghana Health Service Experience

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Ghana

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch this month’s webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience.” Introducing electronic registries in sub-Saharan Africa where internet connectivity and electricity are not always reliable, come with a lot of challenges, including errors and compromised data quality. In this webinar, the presenter shares how the Ghana Health Service has developed an e-registry within the District Health Information Management System 2 to collect, manage and analyze transactional case-based records at the community level for maternal and child health as well as TB management services.

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Apr 16, 2015

Webinar: Rolling Out a Nationwide Web-Based DHIMS2 in Ghana

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Ghana

This webinar focused on the practical aspects of rolling out a nationwide web-based district health information system (DHIMS2) in Ghana. The presenters highlighted the opportunities and challenges as they have encountered them in Ghana, and elaborated on important lessons that they have learned. They addressed critical issues of implementing a maternal/child register and the webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in setting up immunization registries in an African context.

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Jan 8, 2015

mHealth Country Feasibility Report: Ghana 2014


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The Ghana mHealth Country Feasibility Report is from a series of 10 reports for Sub-Saharan Africa (Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Each report examines the in-country mobile landscape along with the health burden, in terms of nutrition and maternal and child health, and assesses the potential for mHealth services to contribute to public health needs.  

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May 31, 2013

Improving health information systems for decision making across five sub-Saharan African countries: Implementation strategies from the African Health Initiative

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Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, RwandaRwanda

Weak health information systems (HIS) are a critical challenge to reaching the health-related Millennium Development Goals because health systems performance cannot be adequately assessed or monitored where HIS data are incomplete, inaccurate, or untimely. The Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnerships were established in five sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia) to catalyze advances in strengthening district health systems. Interventions were tailored to the setting in which activities were planned.

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Apr 26, 2012

Ghana eHealth Framework

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Overview of eHealth in Ghana (1) Country Perspective ICT 4AD strategic plan- 2003 National EA and eGIF framework Health Sector ICT Policy and Strategy-2005 National eHealth Policy and Strategy.

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Sep 1, 2011

Project Fives Alive! IMPROVEMENT COLLABORATIVE REPORT

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Ghana

Project Fives Alive! aims through the application of quality improvement (QI) methods to assist and accelerate Ghana’s efforts to achieve the Fourth Millennium Development Goal of reducing under— 5 mortality by 67% from its 1990 baseline of 110-120 deaths per 1000 live births to less than 40 deaths per 1000 live births by 2015. Operational since July 2008, PFA! has worked with frontline health workers to develop, test and implement successful change ideas that have proved useful in overcoming system barriers accounting for preventable deaths in children less than five in Ghana. Starting from three districts in the Northern sector of Ghana, the project is now scaled up in all 38 districts in Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions of Ghana and in 32 hospitals of the National Catholic Health Service scattered all across the country in various districts. Effectively tested and implemented ideas within districts, sub-districts and the hospitals to improve processes in the continuum of care have been documented into two “Change packages” - one for successful changes in antenatal, skilled delivery and post-natal care and the other in hospital-based care.

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May 3, 2010

Ghana EPI cMYP 2010-2014

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Ghana

The comprehensive multi‐year plan (cMYP) is the medium term plan for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Ghana. As expected, it provides the strategic direction of the immunization programme for the period. The cMYP is always prepared in consonance with the 5‐year strategic plan of the health sector. The current cMYP (2007‐2011) had to be revised to 2014 to accommodate the plans to introduce three new vaccines –pneumococcal, rotavirus and second dose measles. After the development of the next health sector 5‐year plan which is from 2012‐2016, the cMYP will be revised and aligned to the health sector plan and period.

 

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Jun 9, 2009

Ghana National eHealth Strategy

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Ghana

It is becoming increasingly clear that many developing countries, including Ghana, will find it difficult to achieve all the targets of the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015. The challenges are well documented. Weak health systems exacerbated by continuing challenges in developing and retaining the requisite human resource for health have contributed to the current level of performance of the health sector in many developing countries. To overcome these challenges, the need for a faster and effective way to generate knowledge, share knowledge and translate knowledge into effective and affordable interventions and strategies that make health care accessible to the most needy and vulnerable people in our societies is urgently needed.

 

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Jun 19, 2006

Building Foundations for eHealth Ghana 2006 WHO

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Ghana

Ghana reports that the majority of the listed actions to promote an enabling environment for information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health sector have been taken and are rated from slightly to very effective. They are all predicted to continue over the next two years. Norms and standards for eHealth systems, services or applications are likely to be introduced in the near future.

 

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Jan 1, 1970

JSI ARISE Notes from the field

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Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana

  In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the ARISE project, managed by JSI, to assemble the evidence on what drives improvements in RI performance in Africa. To amass such evidence, ARISE conducted in-depth, mixed methods comparative case studies in Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Ghana. It employed an assets-based approach to identify common drivers of improvements in RI performance at the district level, describe the pathways by which they improve coverage, and identify contextual factors affecting performance.

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