People for Health is a USAID-funded project which will be implemented by a consortium led by SEND GHANA and including Penplusbytes and the Ghana News Agency (GNA). The three institutions will be offering a comprehensive and innovative approach to ensure that the project delivers its intended results. The project will be implemented in 20 selected districts from Northern, Eastern, Volta, and Greater Accra regions in Ghana.
Their goal is to strengthen organizational and institutional capacities of both government and civil society for mutual accountability in family planning (FP), maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS services for key populations, malaria prevention and treatment, and related interventions in order to improve the management and performance of health systems that support these services. Their technical approach for achieving this goal is based on Enhanced Social Accountability which blends SEND’s tried and tested Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) framework with consortium members’ methodologies. These are innovative technological approaches to increase citizens’ voices to demand for and champion improved access to and quality of health services. The project will work through civil society organizations (CSO) and government partnerships at community, district, regional and national levels. The project objectives are to: increase the capacity of CSOs to effectively advocate on key issues in the health and HIV sectors; mobilize and empower communities to demand better and equitable service delivery; and strengthen CSO demand for accountability, compliance and equitable service delivery.