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  • 'Treat All' Policy in Ghana: Laboratory Costs Dynamics on Key Populations
    December, 2017 - This presentation looks at the 'Treat All' policy in Ghana which was adopted to ensure that every person testing HIV positive will be immediately initiated onto ART regardless of their CD4 count. It highlights the issues faced and lessons learned and outlines the next steps in implementing the policy. JSI/The ...
  • Care Community Hub Baseline Report
    March, 2015 - Although Ghana has experienced significant declines in maternal mortality and under-five mortality, the country must increase their rate of improvement to reach their SDG. To do so, Ghana has made efforts to strengthen human resources for health (HRH), an essential approach to lowering mortality levels and attaining established health related ...
  • Community Benefits Health Baseline Report
    July, 2014 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last 20 years, maternal and under-five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. To accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government has prioritized three ...
  • Community Benefits Health Process Documentation Findings, Round One
    March, 2015 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last twenty years, maternal and under five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the SDG targets. To accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government has prioritized three areas of intervention: ...
  • Community Benefits Health Process Documentation Findings, Round Two
    August, 2015 - Despite improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in Ghana over the last 20 years, maternal and under five mortality remain high and the country may fall short of meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. In order to accelerate improvements in maternal and child health, the government ...
  • Engaging Key Populations Through Peer Navigation: An Effective Strategy for Contributing to the 90-90-90 Fast-Track Targets
    December, 2017 - Ghana faces numerous hurdles in providing tailored HIV services to key populations (KPs) since there are different segments of KPs. This presentation highlights the integrated and innovative approaches that are being used to reach the different typologies of KPs. JSI/ the Care Continuum Project, 2017. Download (PDF, 904 KB) ...
  • Ghana Farmer Field School Curriculum: Good Agronomic Practices for Groundnut Production
    August, 2017 - SPRING/Ghana developed this farmer field school (FFS) curriculum to improve farming practices and increase aflatoxin-safe groundnut crops for better household nutrition. It was originally developed for the Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s agricultural extension agents to work with groundnut farmers in Northern Ghana supported by SPRING. The project team ...
  • Ghana: Understanding Changes in Vaccine Presentation
    October, 2017 - In 2016, a Dose Per Container Partnership (DPCP) study team reviewed policy and planning documents, records, and monitoring reports from the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). They also observed vaccine storage, supply chain management, and service delivery at several facilities; and conducted semi-structured, in-depth interviews with stakeholders—government officials, HCWs, the ...
  • Reducing Anemia in Ghana: The SPRING Approach and Lessons Learned
    September, 2017 - This brief describes SPRING’s investments in three areas of anemia programming in Ghana: 1) strengthening coordination and collaboration for anemia, 2) capacity building, and 3) community-level engagement. Within each section on these areas, we also highlight our experiences and the lessons learned through two core principles that guided our anemia ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Communities to Improve Nutrition through the 1,000-Day Household Approach
    September, 2017 - SPRING’s work in Ghana (2014–2017) aimed to improve the health of 1,000-day households with pregnant women and/or children under 2 years of age. Using evidence-based practices, SPRING developed a multi-sectoral program to reduce stunting and anemia in 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions of Ghana. The project ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition
    August, 2017 - SPRING’s “WASH 1,000” strategy promotes focused, evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices to eliminate common fecal-oral contamination pathways in children during the first 1,000 days after birth. The strategy takes an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously delivering products, services, and information to households with pregnant and lactating women and those ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Helping Health Workers and Caregivers Improve Nutrition through Multi-sectoral Programming
    August, 2017 - The leading causes of stunting and anemia are poor diets, especially low dietary diversity, and poor sanitation infrastructure and practices that lead to intestinal infections, which interfere with achieving and sustaining nutrition gains. To combat these problems, we identified behaviors across the nutrition, WASH, and agriculture sectors that—when synthesized into ...
  • SPRING/Ghana: Reducing Aflatoxin Risks as Part of a Multi-sectoral Approach to Nutrition
    August, 2017 - Food safety is an underlying driver of undernutrition. Unsafe foods lead to disease and chronic conditions that prevent the body from properly absorbing food nutrients SPRING/Ghana takes a multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously addressing both the direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. Groundnuts are a staple legume in the northern regions of ...
  • SPRING: Opportunities for Integrating Nutrition into Agricultural Information Systems in Northern Ghana
    February, 2017 - An increasing number of agricultural projects and activities are working to meet nutrition-related objectives. Through an in-country review of key actors, mechanisms, and content areas, along with a review of relevant literature, SPRING documented information systems used in Northern Ghana to adopt and scale up new agricultural technologies and production ...
  • SPRING: The Integrated 1,000-Day Household Approach in Ghana
    August, 2017 - In line with global programming, SPRING’s stunting and anemia reduction efforts focus on the segment of the lifecycle called the “first 1,000 days,” which encompasses pregnancy and the child’s first two years. This window of opportunity is the time to take action to prevent stunting in young children because it ...
  • The Use of Design Thinking in MNCH Programs: A Case Study of the Care Community Hub (CCH) Pilot, Ghana
    November, 2016 - Responding to growing interest among designers, global health practitioners, and funders in understanding the potential benefits of applying design thinking methods and tools to solving complex social problems, the Innovations for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) Initiative ( Innovations ) developed and piloted innovative interventions to address common barriers ...