Costing Tool for Scaling Up Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in Ghana

Publish Date: December 2018
Author: MCSP

In 2016, the Ghana Health Service, with support from MCSP, developed cost estimates for average investment (or start-up) and operating costs for a functional Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) zone to inform policy, planning, and advocacy. Based on the cost estimates, a CHPS Costing Tool was also developed in 2017 to support national and sub-national implementers to plan for establishment, refurbishment, and annual operations and maintenance costs of a CHPS zone. The Tool also helps with decision-making, planning, budgeting, and mobilizing resources for CHPS.

To inform continued scale-up of CHPS in Ghana, this document presents the rationale, methods, findings and implications of the CHPS costing exercise and the implementation of the CHPS Costing Tool.


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