Faith-Based Organizations in Health Service Delivery in Ghana
CCIH produced a series of pieces exploring health in a number of countries and the faith-based health care landscape. In each country, we spotlight a few faith-based organizations and how they impact health care services in the country. Ghana: The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) and American Leprosy Missions are faith-based organizations working in maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, immunization, water and sanitation, and overall health systems strengthening in Ghana. CHAG is a network of 326 health facilities and 20 health training and teaching institutions owned by 34 different Christian Church denominations. CHAG delivers 30% to 40% of health services within Ghana and is recognized by the Ghanaian government as an implementing partner of the Ministry of Health. ALM is a global organization serving Christ by curing and caring for people suffering from leprosy and related diseases. This spotlight provides an overview of their work and includes some health indicators for Ghana.