Seventy-four members of eight Community Health Management Committees (CHMC) in the Ada West and Ningo-Prampram districts in the Greater Accra region have participated in a two-day capacity strengthening workshop on primary health care. This is part of a five months project on primary health care being implemented by Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) with support from Population Action International (PAI).
The workshop is one of many under the project which seeks to increase community participation in the delivery of primary health in Ghana. Participants were taken through the fundamentals of primary health care and the concept of Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in Ghana. The workshop sought to elaborate the roles of key players in CHPS implementation, focusing particularly on the significant contributions that the CHMCs can make in improving healthcare delivery in their communities. It also supported the committee members to develop Community Health Action Plans specific to their zones to guide their work and as a tool for advocacy.
The participants had the opportunity to identify and refresh their memories on how they can effect long- lasting positive change within their communities.
Prior to this workshop, most of the members of the CHMCs had not received any training on their roles and appreciated the opportunity to know what was expected of them and how they could work.