Ms. Esther Azasi, a lead member of Alliance for Social-Innovation and Livelihood Improvement (ASOLI) presented her research at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
Ms. Azasi who is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD)
at the University of Edinburgh made her presentation titled “CHPS Effectiveness in Northern Region of Ghana: An Assessment of Government Stewardship.
Her study seeks to identify strategies for strengthening systems resilience in the fragile context of Northern Ghana. Key among her findings is the lack of essential drugs, equipment and logistics owing to challenges in funding and delays in reimbursements from the national health insurance authority. She intimates that effective community and stakeholder advocacy could improve Government commitment to improving community-based healthcare
Her research is being conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Alastair Ager of IGHD at the University of Edinburgh; Dr. Koku Awoonor Williams of the Ghana Health Service; Prof. Ayaga Bawah of the University of Ghana’s Regional Institute for Population Studies and Professor Emeritus James F. Phillips of Columbia University-USA.
This year’s Global Symposium for Health Systems Research conference which is on theme “Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice” was held via a virtual platform. Over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries participated in the conference.
Alliance for Social-innovation and Livelihood Improvement (ASOLI) is a not-for-profit NGO based in Ghana that works to improve the lives of deprived communities through social innovations, implementation research and community empowerment programmes. Ms. Azasi is a lead member of ASOLI and her research is in line with ASOLI’s strategic goals
of contributing to evidence generation and dissemination for systems strengthening and livelihood improvement.