Strengthening Health System through Tri-Sector Collaboration in Ghana

Global Health Corporate Champions Support Local Ghanaian NGO to Improve Rural Health
Jul 6, 2016 11:00 AM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A nation free of disease and ill health—that’s the vision Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH) has for the future of Ghana. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is helping GCNH through its Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC), a multi-company cohort of business professionals on the ground in Accra, Ghana working with GCNH.

“Utilizing this unique multi-company cohort to support evidenced-based health interventions builds capacity among this coalition,” said Sharon Rudy, Director, GHFP-II. “This collaboration is made possible by USAID, who provides the underlying support through the Global Health Fellows Program II, while the corporate partners provide the generous pro bono support.”

The GHCC team in Accra includes Austin Cazort from PIMCO, Aubrey Annan from PwC, and Darrell Boverhof from The Dow Chemical Company. The team is currently immersed in a pro bono assignment with GCNH. Drawing from their separate skills and perspectives, they are collaborating to help formulate an effective communication strategy. The objective is to design and develop a communications strategy or policy that focuses on streamlining both internal and external communications.

 “The support from Global Health Corporate Champions in creating a plan to effectively execute evidence based advocacy for public health and safety interventions in Accra, Ghana has been instrumental,” said Dr. Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, National Chairman  GCNH. “Having cross sector expertise and perspective is increasing our strategic planning capacity, we now use this document effectively influence health programming, reforms and responding to the needs of our constituent communities inall the 10 regions. Appreciation to the giver and facilitators”

The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health is a legally registered and reputable nonprofit civil society organization (CSO) established in 2000 as an umbrella and coordinating body of activities of all registered nonprofit organizations in the health sector in the country.

About Global Health Fellows Program (GFHP) II

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is USAID’s premier fellowship program that identifies and supports diverse, technically excellent professionals at all levels to achieve the Agency’s health priorities. USAID Global Health Bureau leverages GHFP-II to address its immediate and emerging human capital needs to support and sustain the effectiveness of its current and future health programming. As new global health challenges emerge and complex initiatives are created to meet them, the ability to respond effectively is critical. GHFP-II is implemented by the Public Health Institute and its partners Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International, and PYXERA Global.

About PYXERA Global

For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.