Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 11947
Country/Region: Ghana
Year: 2011
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: JHPIEGO
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $620,000

JHPIEGO is the prime partner for the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), USAID's flagship maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program. JHPIEGO/MCHIP works to expand key MNCH services, including the integration of the prevention of HIV and treatment of HIV/AIDS, into appropriate health care services. Much of this work has been primarily through training and supportive supervision of providers. JHPIEGO/MCHIP uses a competency-based approach to improve the skills and knowledge of providers in evidence-based practices.

JHPIEGO/MCHIP will work with local partners to strengthen pre-service education at 14 midwifery schools to 1) improve the quality of PMTCT education and HIV, STI and AIDS care, and 2) to develop and strengthen practicum sites, one per school. Emphasis will be on a competency-based approach supported by learning guides, job aids and humanistic materials. All programs will include basic knowledge and skills to work with MARP.

Funding for Prevention: HIV Testing and Counseling (HVCT): $250,000

Funding will be used to provide funding to the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), in order to strengthen pre-service education for midwives and community health nurses. In the area of HIV, emphasis will be placed on counselling and testing.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $70,000

With this financing, JHPIEGO will work with associations of people living with HIV and AIDS in order to ensure the relevancy of TC, and stigma and discriminations scenarios. It is anticipated that the involvement of these groups in the preparation of young health professionals will contribute substantially to the reduction of stigma and positive provider attitudes regarding the MARP.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $300,000

This fund will strengthen MCHIP pre-service education of midwives and community health nurses, this will be achieved by reducing stigma that midwives, preceptors and staff have towards PLHIV as well as MARPS.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $240,000
Human Resources for Health $240,000