Group care in Ghana

Group care implementation sites in Ghana

In Ghana, the implementation site will be the Binduri District in the Upper East Region of Ghana and we envisage to work with 5 sites in close collaboration with District and Regional Health Authorities. 

Timeline

2021

Rapid assessment of the local context and adaptation of the group care model to the context at the implementation sites in Ghana will be done in the first half of 2021 in collaboration with a local research team.

Centering-based group care alongside Check2gether will be implemented towards the end of 2021.


2024

Results of the project are expected in 2024

Who will benefit from group care in Ghana?

Direct beneficiaries of group care in Ghana will be between an hundred to four hundred women, the District Health Management Team, Community Health structures, Health Staff, 5 CHPs and traditional  authorities

Presbyterian Health Services

RESEARCH TEAM GHANA

Are you interested in group care for pregnant women and postnatal group care for families? Please contact the research team in Ghana: 

Rudolf Abugnabe Abanga

Project lead Ghana

Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga holds an MPhil in Development studies and a Bsc Community Nutrition. He has 17 years’ experience working with government, academic institutions, International and Local Non-Governmental organizations in public health with focus on Nutrition, mother to mother support groups , health governance, women economic empowerment and social accountability. He has managed a number of donor funded projects which include projects funded by the EU, Dutch Ministry of foreign Affairs, Danida/DFID/UKaid and the Canadian Government. He has made a number of publications and presentations in international journal and conferences. He was a faculty member of the International Peoples Health University where he facilitated a 10 week module on the course "Struggle for Health. Between 2014 and 2016. He also lectured graduate students from the Department of Community Health and Development at the University for Development studies in Participatory Planning Monitoring &Evaluation module on part time between 2014 and 2015. He has also led National advocacy agenda for integrating CSE into school curricular between 2014 and 2015. He has additional experiences in Research ranging from proof of concepts to formative and summative evaluations. Mr. Abugnaba-Abanga has an in-depth knowledge of working in partnerships, alliances and government institutions. He will be the Technical Advisor to the program in Ghana and shall be responsible for coordinating all stakeholders for effective implementation.


E-mail: abugnaba@gmail.com


+233249690600

Jedidia Abanga

Country lead Ghana

Jedidia Abanga  holds a Professional Certificate in Nursing from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, a Diploma in Nursing from the University of Ghana, BSc Nursing from the Garden- City University College Ghana and a Master in International Health (MIH) from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark as a DANIDA fellow. She currently works as a coordinator the “INCLUSIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM” a childhood disability focused program, under the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Health Coordinating Unit. She has previously worked as a clinical nurse at the Bawku Presbyterian hospital and a tutor at the Nurses’ Training College Bawku, where she  taught health promotion, personal and environmental health as well as medical surgical nursing. She also facilitated the review of Nurses and Midwives Council -Ghana curriculum to include childhood disability issues coupled with the training of nursing tutors in Ghana on the reviewed curriculum.She also has an indepth understanding of the health systems in Ghana and good working knowledge of Ghana. She will be directly responsible for the implementation of the Research in Ghana.


jedidiaayoka@gmail.com


+233244946773.



National Steering Committee

MADAM VIDA AMI  KUKULA

Deputy Director of Nursing Services (Midwifery), she heads the Social Science Department, Dodowa Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Ms. Kukula is a Research Scientist with vast experience in community health and research related to maternal newborn and child health; and sexual and reproductive health. She currently runs group care for ante natal services in four districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

DR. JAMES DUAH

Deputy Executive Director  Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), a public health practitioner and administrator with an expansive work in the areas of  Epidemiology, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Healthcare, Healthcare Management, and Global Health.

DR. KOFI ISSAH

Director of the family health division at Ghana health service, an experienced public health practitioner of several years. A medical officer by training.  Worked through the various levels of the health care system in Ghana. That is district, regional and now Director of family health division.

MRS SABAH TEIKO

Director of the Department of Social Services, Presbyterian Church of Ghana is a certified Project Manager and development policy practitioner with twenty (20) years progressive experience in development work in Africa. Since 2010, she has managed grants from key donors such as DFID, the EU, USAID and DANIDA supporting civil society advocacy work in women’s empowerment, economic justice and accountable governance areas.

KOIWAH KOI-LARBI OFOSUAPEA

BSc, LLB, Masters of Law, LLM Medical Law & Ethics | University of Law, United Kingdom Founder & Executive Director, Action on Preeclampsia Ghana (APECGH); the sole preeclampsia advocacy patient organization in Ghana. Fellow, Canter for Constitutional Order (CENCORD) A Maternal and Neonatal Health activist with an equal passion for Gender Advocacy and Economic Women Empowerment.

SAM SARPONG APPIAH

A health administrator with over 30 years’ experience in the health sector, currently the National Health Coordinator, Presbyterian Church of Ghana Health Service.

MS GRACE DANKWA

Principal Nursing Officer, a coordinator with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Ghana. She is a public health Nurse with over 20 years of experience in her field of practice.

DR. CHRIS OPOKU –FOFIE

An obstetrician gynaecologist, Head of Safe motherhood program of the Family Health Division-Ghana Health Service. He has a cumulative work experience of over 20 years.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 848147. This website reflects only the authors' view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.