Ghana Completes the 1st Community Health Worker Roadmap

The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign, through close collaboration with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, is pleased to announce the release of the government’s national Community Health Worker (CHW) Roadmap. The Roadmap details the technical model of the new Ghanaian CHW program including health services to be delivered, essential supplies package, training requirements, terms of references, and management structure.

The Roadmap development process began in April 2013, when the Campaign visited Accra, Ghana at the request of the Government, to understand the current primary healthcare system and its needs. The goal of the Ghanaian 1mCHW (GH1mCHW) Campaign is to strengthen Ghana’s community-based health delivery system by recruiting, training, equipping, and deploying roughly 32,000 CHWs over a 10-year period (2014 – 2023). Finalization of this Roadmap brings an end to Phase 1 of the GH1mCHW process. After a year of close collaboration, the 1mCHW Campaign and the Government of Ghana have now initiated Phase 2 implementation planning, to strategize a timeline and work plan for rolling-out CHWs across Ghana’s 216 districts. Read more about the process here.

Photo of Ghana 1mCHW Team, courtesy of Anne Liu (1mCHW Campaign Implementation Advisor).

Photo of Ghana 1mCHW Team, courtesy of Anne Liu (1mCHW Campaign Implementation Advisor).

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact the Campaign’s Operations Advisor, Sharon Kim, at sjkim@ei.columbia.edu.

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