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More prosperity, better health

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The Ghana Essential Health Intervention Program (GEHIP) is not primarily about more medicine or medical machinery. It is about ensuring that Ghana’s rural health system works better by facilitating an effective organization. It is about developing health leadership, and generating information for decision-making, budgeting, logistics, training, and worker deployment. GEHIP has shown that it can improve health organisations so that they can turn more funding into much better health outcomes. Specifically, it has successfully scaled up community-based health to 100% in these districts and ensured much better health outcomes."

Read the full op-ed published in Ghana’s newspaper of record The Daily Graphic.