Policy Brief

A Personal Reflection on the Availability of Personal Protective Equipment and Policy Alternatives for Addressing Gaps during the COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak in Ghana
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been reports of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and related products in health facilities. This is mainly due to gaps in the health supply chain. To address these gaps, there is the need for government and other key stakeholders to collaborate and put in place measures for effective procurement, distribution and guaranteed supply of PPEs and other related items for health facilities in Ghana..Read more

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Catalyst for Change in Infection Prevention & Control Strategies in Healthcare Facilities in Ghana
Following the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana in March 2020, there has been an exponentially increased number in the number of cases across the country with community infections on the rise. The increasing rate of infection amongst healthcare workers across health facilities is a major source of concern for health workers overall. This policy brief advocate for a revision in infection prevention and control policies, guidelines and practice in healthcare facilities in Ghana to mitigate the high rates of infection amongst health workers..Read More

Adherence to Government directives and its impact on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana adherence to Government directives and its impact on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana
The Government of Ghana issued several directives to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, recent media reportage and polls show that majority of the citizens are not adhering to the directives. The daily upsurge in confirmed cases in the country may result from the non-adherence to these COVID-19 protocols and directives. This policy brief highlights the impact of non-adherence to these directives and its adverse impact on policy interventions to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana..Read more

Policy Implementation Gap: A multi Country Perspective Issues 1
Health policies once adopted are not always implemented as envisioned to achieve the intended outcomes. The challenges associated with policy implementation create gaps widely attributed to factors ranging from problematic policies to lack of governance and resources.Download File

Ghana’s Response to National Emergencies and Disaster Management: An Advocacy for a Multi-sectoral Approach. Issues 2
Response to disaster and emergencies such as floods, bushfires, drought, deforestation, collapsed buildings, infectious disease outbreaks, unsafe food and water contamination, and road accidents have been adhoc, haphazardly planned and poorly supported.Download File

Sustainable Development Goals: How far is Ghana in the first 1000 days of the SDGS (forthcoming) Issues 3
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The Role Social and Behavioural Change Communication Plays in the Advancement of Sexual and Reproductive Health for Adolescents in Ghana. Issue 4
Adolescents in Ghana face potential health risks that signal the need for continued efforts to support the delivery of quality health services to young people. This policy brief highlights the importance of a more concentrated effort to include Social and Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) practices as part of a crucial move to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people in Ghana.Download File

Using Post Doctorate Research Fellowship (PDRF) as a Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Capacity Development Intervention in Africa: Lessons from the CHESAI Initiative. Issue – 1 – 2017
Building capacity in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) remains a challenge. This policy brief provides an example of how Post-doctorate research fellowship (PDRF) can be used as an approach for capacity building for the field of HPSR using experiences of four post-doctorate fellows on the Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (CHESAI) initiative.

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