The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has implemented a networks of practise approach to improve healthcare delivery at the sub-district and community levels through the Primary Health Care (PHC) system.
The care model is intended to intentionally develop networks of health facilities at the sub-district level to assist them in working effectively to boost PHC.
Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of GHS, revealed this at the official launch of the initiative.
The model aims to enhance access to quality healthcare and population-based services for all by 2030.
“It will also improve sub-district referral systems and enable the effective management and maximization of existing resources at the sub-district level,” he added.
Planning regular activities of networks of practise, according to Dr. Aboagye, includes group learning, home visits, outreach services, patient tracking and referrals, monitoring, supportive supervision, sharing of information and resources, NHIS claim reports, community mobilisation, education, and mutual support.
The strategy, he claimed, will help Ghanaians by cutting health care costs, improving staffing, delivering faster and better care, bringing quality healthcare closer to the people, and lessening the load on individuals, families, and communities seeking care.