LESSON 2: THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE GHANA HEALTH SERVICE

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ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE GHANA HEALTH SERVICE AT NATIONAL LEVEL

==INTRODUCTION== today we shall discuss the structure and function of the GHS when you qualify as community health nurses you will be working within the ghana health service so you need to know the stucture and functoins so you will better understand the system

Objective

at the end of the lesson the student will be able to
  • Describe the organizational structure of the G. H. S at national level.
  • Mention the various Directorate of the G. H. S

LESSON

The G. H. S was established by Act 525(1996) with its care objectives as ff.

  • Implement approved national policies for health delivery in the county.
  • Increase access to improve health service
  • Manage prudently resources available for provision of health services

Administrativly the structure of the G. H. S. is organized on both horizontal and vertical levels.

THE G. H. S COUNCIL

This is at the topmost position on the vertical level and comprises the ff.

  • A chairman
  • The Director General
  • Rep. of M. O. H
  • Rep of Ministry of Finance
  • Rep. of Ministry of Education
  • Rep. of Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
  • Rep. of Health workers services union
  • five others who can contribute to work with council two of whom should be women

ORGANOGRAM OF G. H. S Ghs3.png


Minister of Health

There are eight directorates at the national level

  1. Public Health
  2. Institutional care
  3. Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  4. Health Administration and support service
  5. Supplier, stores and Drugs management
  6. Human Resourcedevelopment
  7. Finance
  8. Internal Audit

=Regional level= has the following directorates

  • Health Administration and Support Service
  • Clinical care
  • Public Health
  • Health Administration and support services


Public Health

  • Epidemiology Surveillance
  • Health Promotion
  • Expanded Programme of Immunisation
  • Reproduction and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Health Information

CLINICAL CARE

  • Training of staff on policies and protocols
  • Monitoring and supervision of clinical care in regions
  • Promoting quality assurance
  • Evaluating clinical audit
  • Implementation& evaluation of curative &rehabilitative
portaying a typical rural health centre where all health services are rendered courtesy www.flickr.com








Summary

today we have discussed the structure of the Ghana health service at the national regional and district level



Interview at least 2 women who had given birth {{ask if thet had experience any problems/difficulties during ist trimester. if any what were they what did they did to overcome those problems



Reading

The Ghana health service at a glance by GHS 2002



Charenninful 12:31, 1 March 2007 (CET)

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