Ghana’s Ministry of Health Hosts the 2021 Annual Health Summit with Support from the Accelerator

Authors: Adwoa Twum, Linda A. Vanotoo, and Benjamin Nyakutsey (Head of the Policy Unit of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Department of Ghana’s Ministry of Health)  Ghana’s Annual Health Summit is the annual culmination event where the results of the review and monitoring of the health sector are presented to stakeholders through a series of […]

Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in Liberia through Co-creation and Collaboration

The burden of mental, neurological, and substance abuse (MNS) disorders in Liberia stems in part from the layered effects of civil war, pandemic health crises (Ebola in 2014-15 and currently COVID-19), and widespread poverty, vulnerability, and drug use—reflected by an almost 40% increase between 2007 and 2017 in the burden of disability caused by depressive […]

Accelerator Mobilizes Local and Regional Experts to Support Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 presents a global threat for the health of the world’s population. Ghana is mobilizing a national effort to align resources and strengthen coordination to effectively respond to the threat. Under the leadership of the President of Ghana, the Government of Ghana (GoG) appointed a Presidential Coordinator for Ghana’s COVID response, to ensure a strong, […]

Supporting knowledge translation and contextualization of evidence to support Ghana’s COVID response

The Accelerator is partnering with the government of Ghana to support the Office of the Presidential Coordinator on COVID-19 to develop its critical infrastructure to manage the pandemic across all relevant sectors. We’re supporting tasks such as developing the office’s organogram and staffing structure, identifying experts to advise the government on crucial topics, and facilitating an […]

Accelerator Partners with Civil Society to Address Barriers to HIV Service Access and Utilization in Côte d’Ivoire

Reducing or eliminating barriers to HIV services is needed to increase the implementation of routine screening and to ensure access to services in clinical settings so that people living with HIV can receive the immediate care they need and there is effective retention for long term care. The Accelerator is partnering with the Ivorian Network […]