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SafeCare Quality Improvement Program Launches in Ghana

PharmAccess Foundation Ghana, in partnership with the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), launches the SafeCare Quality Improvement program.

  • Dec 06, 2019

As African Countries commit to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Ghana is making progress on its UHC 2030 goals. Recently, PharmAccess Ghana, in partnership with the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), launched the SafeCare Quality Improvement Program.

SafeCare will facilitate the training of 20 medical professionals. These professionals will support all 330 CHAG hospitals to provide Ghanaians quality healthcare. The program will also assess all CHAG-registered hospitals and facilities to ensure that they meet the required internationally-accredited standards.

During the program launch, the country director for PharmAccess Ghana, Dr. Maxwell Antwi, noted that the SafeCare initiative will support institutions to deliver quality healthcare services. He added that the collaboration with CHAG will also provide opportunities for more transparency. Later, the SafeCare Country Manager, Bonifacia Benefo Agyei, explained that 20 professionals from CHAG member facilities will also be trained with the ISQua-accredited SafeCare Assessor Training guidelines to allow them to become certified assessors.

PharmAccess will use these assessment and implementation improvement activities to build the capacity of facility staff over a period of three years. The CHAG network will also receive SafeCare assessments, ratings and quality improvement support.

The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme, CHAG and Sanford World Clinic.