President Mahama to commission CHPS compound

The President John Dramani Mahama will on Tuesday commission 64 Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Nadowli-Kaloe in the Upper West Region.



The commissioning of the 64 CHPS compound will be done along with the launch of a policy document for the CHPS project.


The policy document, which was redeveloped by the Ministry of Health with consultation from other stakeholders, will ensure the sustainability and enhancement of the concept and the capacity building as well as welfare of the human resource needed. The document also defines the style of building that should be put up, with the socially disadvantaged in mind.


The project is an initiative of government to ensure that every Ghanaian benefits from quality health care irrespective of their location.


The Community based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) is a health care concept adopted by the Ghana Health Service and its developing partners to make primary health care accessible to all. The operation of CHPS brings health care closer to its clients.


The workers and community members are actively engaged as partners in the delivery of Primary Health Care (PHC) and Family Planning services. It involves community participation in Primary Health Care and Family Planning Services delivery through Community Health Committees and Community Health Volunteers in a community Health Compound.


The concept was the outcome of an experiment at the Navrongo Health Research center which demonstrated that childhood mortality can be reduced in impoverished rural communities through improved outreach and community mobilization.


Source: ISD (Chantal Aidoo)


Created: 21 March 2016
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