Ghana: Helping to improve healthcare quality and access

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Tackling complex global issues through public-private partnerships

PYXERA Global facilitates public-private partnerships to tackle complex global issues, with the goal of enriching lives and livelihoods worldwide. Since 1990, the organization has worked in more than 90 countries, finding common ground among development agencies, local governments, multinationals, and non-governmental organizations.

To help achieve its goal, PYXERA Global partnered with the Global Health Corporate Champions program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The program recruits corporate professionals in multiple disciplines, across companies and industries, to participate in intensive, one-month projects to address global health problems. In 2016, PYXERA approached PwC about participating in the program in Ghana.

Two of the organizations targeted by the Global Health Corporate Champions Program are the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health and HealthKeepers Network (HKN). The Coalition works with its nationwide network of more than 250 members to promote and deliver standard public health services to underserved communities in Ghana.

Both organizations face challenges in providing access to quality healthcare in Ghana. The organization was nearing the end of a major contract with one of its large funding sources, and wanted a five-year plan to help ensure long-term sustainability.

Building a five-year strategic plan

Two PwC professionals in the firm’s Health Industries Advisory practice arrived in Accra, Ghana in July 2016 to provide pro bono services as part of the Corporate Champions program.

The Coalition team developed a business and communication strategy for engaging more effectively with members and communicating its value proposition more clearly with external stakeholders and funding organizations.

The HKN team developed a five-year strategic plan, focused on three key levers to drive sustainability and growth: a framework for consistently communicating HKN’s value proposition; operational enhancements, such as revised product guidelines; and a partnership and funding framework to enhance revenue streams. As part of this effort, the team helped build a website for the organization and helped HKN to track costs more effectively.

Helping to meet Ghana’s healthcare challenges

PwC’s consulting skills and problem-solving capabilities are helping the Coalition and HKN to address healthcare challenges in Ghana more effectively. The plans and tools provided by the project teams have enabled both organizations to move toward sustainability, giving them the ability to reach more people in need.

Ultimately, PwC’s work as part of the Global Health Corporate Champions program will help to improve healthcare quality and access in Ghana.

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