Maternal & Child Survival Program (Ghana)
Jhpiego Ghana is implementing USAID's global Maternal Child Survival Project (MCSP) building off the work begun under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project (MCHIP) in Ghana from 2010-2014. During the five years of implementation in Ghana, MCHIP, in close collaboration with the Human Resource for Health Development Unit (HRHD) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ghana, and the National Programs of the Ghana Health Services (GHS), improved the quality of health education in 61 nursing and midwifery schools through the following initiatives: training tutors and preceptors in HIV, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), family planning (FP), basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC), neonatal resuscitation, and nutrition; and providing follow-up, on-site, and innovative mobile mentoring (mMentoring) to ensure retention of competencies.
Under MCSP, Jhpiego and partners are supporting the Ministry of Health and its partners to strengthen HIV, malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health with special emphasis on strengthening and building the capacity of pre-service institutions and supporting the implementation of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS). USAID also requested MCSP to develop innovative approaches to address key challenges affecting pre-service education using field-based and program oriented operations research. As part of our workplan, Jhpiego is interested in developing a malaria focused game for mobile phones that will be a complementary learning experience for midwifery students, linked with classroom curriculum and currently available eLearning materials.
Global Health Mentor: Heather Harrison, Senior Program Officer at JHPIEGO