The Ghana Health Service and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have signed a Record of Discussion (RoD) to support the phase II of the CHPS+ project.

The phase II of the project is a 12million USD project geared towards a comprehensive community- based primary healthcare strengthening project in 15 districts in the Upper East Region and the 7 districts of the North East Region respectively.

The 5 year project, which is expected to end in 2027, is a continuation of the Government of Korea’s commitment to helping Ghana attain Universal Health Coverage under the outstanding leadership and dedication of Ghana Health Service.

The Director-General of Ghana Health Service on signing the RoP, highlighted the benefit of the first phase and hoped that the new project will help uplift the North East Region especially to the level of the Upper East Region.

The CHPS + Project is a project that was started in 2016 and has contributed to a 10% reduction of institutional maternal mortality ratio and more than 50% reduction in under- five mortality ratio in the Upper East Region.