Ghana has made significant progress in expanding primary health care coverage. However, access to services by the population is largely uneven. Maternal, child health and communicable diseases are responsible for nearly half of the country’s mortality levels. The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases now accounts of 43 percent of all deaths — due to cardiovascular diseases. Between 2015-2019, only a third of 3 million assisted births took place in primary health care facility.
The GFF Partnership Response
The GFF partnership is supporting the implementation of a roadmap for universal health coverage (UHC) through the development of a Prioritized Operational Plan and Costing (POP-C) that serves as Ghana’s investment case. The GFF process will enhance targeting and efficiency of resources to support the government’s UHC agenda, particularly by using a results-based mechanism to drive performance improvements, addressing key bottlenecks, and harmonizing financial support from development partners. Other areas of support include advocacy and analytics for increasing resources allocation to finance the UHC Roadmap.
As Ghana is one of the latest countries to join the GFF, the government just launched the GFF process in country.