Healthcare at the doorstep of citizens: Unleashing the potential of CHPS

Dec 01, 2013
  • Description

The Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) was introduced into Ghana's health system in the year 2000 to address fundamental challenges regarding access to quality healthcare services. The Ghana Health Services (GHS) adopted the CHPS concept as a national strategy for promoting accessible, quality and equitable healthcare services to all Ghanaians, particularly those in rural areas to eliminate disparities in access to basie medical and health services. The CHPS porgamme is, therefore, the national strategy for implementing community based service delivery by reorienting and relocating primary healthcare from sub-district health centres to convenient community locations.