In April 2022, a delegation from the Ghana Health Service, Centre for Health System Strengthening and CDC-Ghana visited Zambia to observe and understudy their sample referral implementation process. From the 12th to 15th of September, 2022, a three-member team […]
The lack of a robust specimen-referral system has resulted in long turnaround times for laboratory results sometimes delaying public health interventions that are needed for saving lives. Access to test results in lower-tier health institutions is critical to enhancing […]
The Management of the Centre for Health System Strengthening (CfHSS) is looking for a motivated person for a full-time position as a Project Coordinator. CfHSS is a non-governmental, not-for-profit and non-political organization that is committed to improving and strengthening […]
CFHSS PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES The 11th Edition of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) has come to a successful end. The programme took place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel in […]
A Hazard management workshop has been held for selected courier riders and laboratory personnel in the Northern and Greater Accra regions ahead of the SRS piloting study. This was aimed to build their capacities to ensure compliance with safe […]
For early detection and reporting of diseases, laboratories are most important and are most successful when structured into an integrated, multi-level network that allows for prompt access to suitable diagnostic tools. A framework/structured model for sample referral and transit […]
Global health is often hampered by the fact that not enough specimens get to testing sites in a timely manner. In many developing countries including Ghana, there are limited diagnostic equipment and most of them are placed in urban […]
Efficient sample referral system (SRS) is an important instrument necessary in addressing the issue of testing deficits in low-to-middle income countries, including Ghana. To date, Ghana do not have adequate system in place to ensure smooth movement of clinical […]
The Centre for Health System Strengthening (CfHSS) contracted a consultant from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) to provide a 1-week training and support with the implementation of SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequencing at the National Public Health and […]
To kickstart the second phase of the Global Health Security Agenda project under the theme “Enhancing Global Health Security: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve Public Health Globally”, CfHSS has once again paid courtesy calls to its […]
The Management of the Centre for Health System Strengthening (CfHSS) is looking for a
motivated person for a full-time position as an Assistant Programmes Coordinator.
The Centre for Health System Strengthening was invited by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to a 2-day Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) partners meeting.
The Centre for Health System Strengthening team led by the Programs Coordinator, Dr. Godfred Acheampong has successfully completed laboratory set-up and device installations as well as molecular training for SARS-CoV-2 testing at the Tamale and Sekondi Public Health Laboratories.
CfHSS with support from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established two biosafety Level II facilities at the Tamale and Sekondi Public Health Laboratories.
The Centre for Health System Strengthening with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as part of its capacity building programme has procured sequencers and its accompanying reagents for the National Public Health Reference Laboratory.
Sequencing and Bioinformatics workshop
The Management of the Centre for Health Systems Strengthening (CfHSS) is looking for talented and innovative Information Technology (IT) personnel for a full-time position to support its project on enhancing the global health security agenda in Ghana. The project […]
A Basic Molecular Biology workshop was held by the Centre for Health Systems Strengthening (CfHSS) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ghana Health Service. The Workshop was held at the Anita Hotel […]
On the 14th of September, 2020, the Centre for Health Systems Strengthening (CfHSS) held a board meeting to discuss work done so far as an organization, as well as current work ongoing and plans for the future. The meeting […]
The emergence and rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, causative agent of COVID-19 pandemic saw the need for health facilities across the globe to strengthen surveillance and provide quality diagnostic service to patients/clients that utilize the facility. This prompted management […]
The Centre for Health Systems Strengthening (CfHSS) in Collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ghana Health Service is organizing a workshop on Basic Molecular Biology. Date: 8th – 12th February, 2021Venue: Anita […]
To contain and minimize the spread of infection, prompt and accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance to detect, isolate, treat, and trace infected individuals. Accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 is however complicated by overlapping clinical symptoms such as fever, cough […]