SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE (SIHI) GHANA PROJECT

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE (SIHI) GHANA PROJECT

(PRE-CALL INFORMATION)

Background

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has initiated a new project in Social Innovations to improve health care delivery. Social Innovations in Health Initiative (SIHI) is a global network of individuals and institutions, established in 2014 to advance social innovations in health through research.  SIHI have Country-Hubs in Uganda, Malawi, the Philippines, India, Colombia, South Africa, Republic of China, and the United Kingdom and have engaged with organisations in 12 other countries. Ghana joined the global network in early 2020.

 

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health is leading the University of Ghana SIHI hub.  SIHI Ghana will be engaged in the identification of social innovations in health; capacity building through training in social innovation; and advocacy through numerous stakeholder workshops.

 

We recognize that faculty members of the University of Ghana are engaged in social innovative projects and programmes that have the potential to accelerate Ghana toward achieving Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, as a first step, we would map out these interventions through a crowdsourcing call. The first call which will target the university community will officially be opened on the 1st of July, 2020. 

 

The project is being undertaken by a four-member team, namely;

 

  1. Dr. Phyllis Dako-Gyeke (Leader)
  2. Dr. Emmanuel Asampong
  3. Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Mensah
  4. Dr. Philip Tabong

 

For more information kindly contact members of the team.

ptabong@ug.edu.gh

kopoku-mensah@ug.edu.gh