Tackling Health System Constraints in Ghana and Guinea

In the past ten years, USAID’s maternal and child survival efforts have helped save the lives of more than five million children and 200,000 women in 25 priority countries.

Despite this progress, more than 15,000 children and 830 women still die every day from preventable causes.

On June 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the George Washington University’s City View Room, health system specialists from two USAID-supported countries, Ghana and Guinea, shared their experiences around how interventions at different levels of the health system are working to address common health system challenges in order to ensure equity, coverage, quality, and efficiency of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Koki Agarwal
Director, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Dr. J. Koku Awoonor-Williams
Director, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Ghana Health Service

Grace Chee
Results for Development Senior Program Director and Health System Strengthening and Equity Team Leader
USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Catherine Connor
Deputy Project Director, USAID’s flagship Health Finance and Governance Project

Dr. Abdoulaye Kaba
National Director, Strategic & Development Office, Guinea Ministry of Health

Dr. Aye Aye Thwin
Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development

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