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GHANA DEVELOPS COMMUNITY SCORECARD WITH SUPPORT FROM ALMA

From 22 – 26 January 2018, the Ministry of Health of Ghana and the Ghana Health Service, with support from ALMA, developed a Community Scorecard to enhance the health sector’s ability to gather public feedback on the delivery of health services and guide decision making processes between service providers and community members.

The community scorecard will be integrated into Ghana’s Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative. CHPS is a national strategy aiming to deliver essential community-based health services with the active involvement of communities. The community scorecard will be integrated into existing CHPS community fora where health issues are discussed on a regular basis as well as the national health data management system. With extensive partner participation and media coverage during its development, the community scorecard is already receiving high visibility and importance in the country.

Ghana’s Community scorecard builds on the country’s positive experiences with their Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Scorecard as well as their Malaria Control and Elimination scorecard. Ghana’s Honorable Minister of Health, Chief Director and the Director General of Ghana Health Service expressed strong commitment to continue strengthening the use of Ghana’s scorecards to drive accountability and action at all levels and improving health outcomes.

Use the links below to access Ghana’s media coverage of the community scorecard:

1. https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-adopts-Community-Scorecard-health-monitoring-system-620915

2. https://www.myjoyonline.com/lifestyle/2018/January-26th/ghana-adopts-community-scorecard-health-monitoring-system.php

3. http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/media-center/news/4335-health-stakeholders-discuss-development-of-community-scorecard

4. http://www.36spotmill.com/2018/01/ghana-adopts-community-scorecard-health.html

5. https://ghana.direct.news/news=1561350

PICTURE:

(Left) Hon. Minister of Health and the Chief Director exploring the scorecard web platform after the tool loaded on their laptop. (Right) Director General of Ghana Health Service is interviewed by the media about Ghana’s RMNCAH, Malaria, and Community Scorecards