The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org/
In Ghana, the CHAI office provides direct technical and operational support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service, including its key partners, to strengthen the integrated health system and expand access diagnostics, treatment, and care for communicable and non-communicable diseases.
The GRID3 (Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development) project was initiated to improve the use of digital geospatial data. The GRID3 datasets have been applied successfully to campaign-based health delivery, such as vaccines. Over the next two years, CHAI will support national and local governments in multiple countries across Africa to test GRID3 data as a tool to improve primary healthcare outcomes by adopting them into PHC programs and across planning dimensions (e.g., health financing, health workforce, supply chain, service delivery) to define health catchment areas, identify underserved populations, optimize the provision of health services at health facilities and in the communities, provide a steady supply of commodities, allocate resources, and improve measurement of denominators and coverage.