The USAID-funded Ghana Focus Region Health Project (FRHP) was a 4.5-year integrated maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning and HIV&AIDS (MNCH/FP and HIV/AIDS) project which worked to improve the health status of communities in three focus regions of Ghana (Greater Accra, Central, and Western regions). The project’s efforts targeted 7.9 million people, encompassing 1/3 of Ghana’s total population, through a budget of more than US$38 million. Fifteen percent of funding was channeled to Ghana Health Services through performance-based grants.
USAID/FRHP worked to increase access to and use of key, high-quality MNCH/FP services, as well as to improve the management and health systems performance in these regions and districts. In two additional regions (Eastern and Ashanti), USAID/FRHP engaged in intensive priority HIV&AIDS and malaria work. Working closely with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), USAID/FRHP supported decentralization and service delivery of priority health services and assisted the GHS to implement key policies and programs included in the GHS Five-Year Strategic Framework for Service Delivery. The project worked with the GHS and private sector in sub-districts, districts, and regions to improve health for all members of the community and coordinates closely with other projects in the regions.
The Focus Region Health Project was implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in partnership with World Education, Inc., and Marie Stopes International (MSI).