COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GUIDELINES
AS A HEALTH FACILITY
“A healthy nation, Christ’s Healing Ministry Fulfilled”!
The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) exists primarily to promote the development and sustainability of Church Health Services anytime, anywhere, and everywhere the need beckons. Over the years, CHAG has kept faith with the people of Ghana and beyond, providing holistic health services in line with our mandate of promoting Jesus Christ’s healing ministry.
We fulfill this core mandate through the promotion of our Christian values and principles of stewardship, accountability, transparency, cooperation and partnership in service provision, advocacy, witness and representation of the ethical and moral conscience of the health sector. As a not-for-profit organization, CHAG seeks to uphold the dignity of the human person at all times especially the poor, neglected, deprived and marginalized segments of the society. In pursuance of these ideals, we continue to explore a host of innovative and sustainable projects and programmes of wide social impact and national appeal. For instance in the 1990s, CHAG pioneered and piloted a community-based health insurance scheme that culminated into the present National Health Insurance Scheme. Today, CHAG is pursuing health system strengthening programmes and projects to build capacity for all its 288 Member Institutions spread in all the 10 Regions of Ghana.
In addressing the gaps in national health outcomes, we seek cooperation and collaboration with Local and International Development Partners in improving access to affordable quality health services to needy constituents. Whilst local needs and imperatives remain our focus, we align our plans and programmes with the priorities of the health sector of the State including the post MDG development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with its comprehensive targets and indicators.
Since 2006 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) have been in partnership to promote Maternal and Child Health and Adolescent Reproductive Health in Ghana.
Under a 5 year agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Kingdom of Denmark, budget support, assistance to the National Aids Commission and technical assistance is being provided to the health sector. CHAG is also benefitting from the DANIDA funded HSPS IV programme.
In May 2005, CHAG entered into agreement with CORDIAD and ICCO to run a pilot project on health information management.
CHAG in collaboration with Health Access Network and with support from WHO successfully completed a three (3) module training on drug management and the use of functions of the Drug and Therapeutic Committees (DTCs) in hospitals.
The Secretariat has been approached by the World Bank's ‘Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics’ to participate in a study on the role of faith-based organizations in service delivery for education, health, etc.