KOICA and UNICEF have partnered to donate a range of items to the Center for Health Information Management (CHIM) of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PPMED) of the Service. This donation is intended to support the CHPS plus Phase 2 project, which aims to benefit health facilities in some targeted regions,  enhance productivity and strengthen primary healthcare in Ghana.

Mr Donghyun Lee, Country Director of KOICA Ghana, praised the Ghana Health Service and the entire healthcare sector and pledged their continued support to the country’s healthcare system.

Dr Juan Manuel Dewez, UNICEF Chief of Health and Nutrition, mentioned a memorandum of understanding signed with KOICA in 2022 to procure items for the CHPS plus Phase 2 project that would benefit health facilities in the Upper East, North East, and the CHIM of the PPMED. He revealed that the first batch of items was delivered in 2023 to the Upper East and North East regions, and the second batch is intended to enhance the capacity of CHIM to manage data and improve service delivery at the regional, district, and community levels. He also stated that UNICEF will continue to provide technical support and ensure timely delivery of state-of-the-art equipment and logistics for community health volunteers to be procured under the CHPS plus phase 2 project. Additionally, the organization will continue to explore synergies to maximize the impact of the CHPS Plus Phase 2 project in the target regions.

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Service, commended the institutions for their donation and assured that the items would effectively serve their intended purpose for all recipients.

The donated items included a standby generator, Toyota pickup vehicles, air conditioners, tablets, and phones, among other related supplies.