Health

Family Reproductive Health Project

The project, which was implemented by CEDEP and supported by DFID/Save the Children (UK) sought to foster partnerships between Civil Society, Service Providers and communities for effective formulation and implementation of responsive reproductive health interventions. The project used community education and mobilization to influence community members to adopt lifestyles and practices that promote good sexual and reproductive health.

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Support for People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLHIVS)

This project was initiated by CEDEP with the support of UNAIDS. Under this project CEDEP had sought to de-stigmatize HIV and AIDS by forming associations of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIVs) in 6 communities in the country, regularly interacting with them and soliciting financial, material and skills supports for them.

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Community Level Assessment of Inequalities in Health

This was a participatory research project of Ministry of Health and its partners with funding support from DfID. The aim of the project was to oversee several studies in the health sector in order to identify and map out the variations and inequalities in geographical and financial access to healthcare services; and to develop a framework of potential action plan to address factors that contribute to these inequalities.

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Community-Level Dissemination of a City-Wide Health Promotion Strategy

This formed part of AMEHI (Accra Metro Environmental Health Initiative) implemented by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in conjunction with the Department for International Development (DFID) and other stakeholders with the aim of promoting public health in the city of Accra. Environmental Health Officers, Community Health Nurses as well as identifiable strategic community-based groups in West Maamobi, Sukura and Old Teshie had their capacities enhanced and supported by CEDEP to become multipliers who undertook the dissemination exercise. CEDEP also supervised their community activities.

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Equity as a Key Objective in the Health Sector Programme of Work

This study was commissioned by DfID. It was to investigate how the Ghana Health Service was implementing its second Programme of Work titled Partnerships for Health: Bridging the Inequality Gap with particular reference to how equity objectives have been built in the work of the MOH/GHS. The study was done in 9 districts – 3 in the Northern Region, 3 in Ashanti Region and 3 in the Central Region.

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