USAID SHOPS support
To promote optimal cord care in newborns in the private health sector, USAID SHOPS worked with the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health to introduce 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate gel. The introduction of this product for umbilical cord care involved three approaches: supporting the enabling environment, ensuring the availability of the product in the private sector, and ensuring providers were trained in its use.
Ghana implemented the District Health Information Management System 2 (DHIMS 2) nationwide to aid the reporting of routine health data and facilitate planning and decision-making. While implementation has largely been successful, as of June 2019 less than half of registered private health facilities providing clinical services reported into DHIMS 2. Complete public and private sector reporting into the DHMIS 2 is critical for the government of Ghana.
Global Workshop on Social Franchising: Day 1
Nora Maresh, USAID/Ghana
Caroline Quijada, Abt Associates
Anna Gerrard, PSI
Kate Gray, IPPF
Matthew Wilson, MSI