The award winning tri-partite Partnership is made up of:
Ghana Health Service-Upper East Region: The government agency responsible for healthcare delivery in the Upper East Region (UER). They are committed to universal healthcare and work innovatively to achieve this. Their key objectives are to implement approved national policies for healthcare delivery in the country, increase access to good quality health services and manage prudently the resources available for the provision of health services. To achieve these they provide comprehensive health services at all levels directly and by contracting out to other agencies.
AfriKids: An award winning child rights charity working with communities across northern Ghana. Their work ranges from the more traditional children’s projects including foster homes, schools and street child centres to more groundbreaking initiatives which tackle complex cultural issues including child trafficking, child labour and the spirit child phenomenon. They own and run a hospital in Bolgatanga which is one of the seven hospitals supported by the Partnership.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS): One of the UK’s major teaching hospital Trusts. UHS provides services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children’s intensive care to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.
“What we have with AfriKids and GHS is a unique level of commitment and potential to make a sustainable difference to a widely neglected area in healthcare development.”
Dr Ollie Ross, consultant anaesthetist, Chair of UHS International Relations Group and member of the G.A.S. Partnership.