Functions of HPD

Leading health communication, advocacy, social mobilisation in the service     

  • Promoting healthy behaviours, lifestyles and wider actions to address the social and economic determinants of health.
  • Coordinating and improving the quality of information, education and communication of key health messages to the general public.
  • Promoting innovations including the use of digital platforms for effective health promotion.
  • Developing tools, resources and skills for health promotion through research, monitoring and evaluation of Health Promotion programmes and projects in collaboration with the Regions, Districts and other health programme implementing agencies with a view to promoting programme effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Helping communities to develop a shared responsibility for health and to take action to improve people’s health.
  • Conducting and nurturing interdisciplinary health promotion using convergent planning.
  • Enhancing and placing health and wellbeing on the agenda of MOH, GHS and other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
  • Mobilising resources for effective development and implementation of health promotion interventions.
  • Monitoring and evaluating all health promotion field programs and projects initiated by GHS and ensuring prudent utilization of budget provisions.
  • Developing surveillance schemes of Health Promotion that are consistent with national, bilateral and international expectations and address social determinants that affect people’s health.
  • Focusing on e- health promotion, social marketing and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Leading a national wellness programme to address the country’s NCDs and other disease burdens.
  • Building on existing health promotion policies, development of evidence based new policies taking into account government flagship health promotion related programmes.