Community‐led monitoring: a voice for key populations in Ghana// NCDs
Ghana NCD Alliance in collaboration with Ghana Health Service Launch Readiness of Health facilities to deliver. Readiness of health facilities to deliver non-communicable diseases services in Ghana a national cross- sectional survey by NCD
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for an estimated of all global disease annually and nearly 80% of these deaths occur in low- and middle -income countries.
According to Labram Musah Nat. Ghana NCD Alliance Executive director of program said this study aimed to assess the readiness of existing healthcare systems at different levels of health care in delivering NCDs management and prevention services in Ghana.
He said, A cross-sectional survey of facilities was conducted between last year and this using multistage sampling, examining facility readiness based on the availability of indicators such as equipment, diagnostic capacity, medicines and commodities, trained staff and guidelines for NCDs management.
He said the Readiness scores were calculated as the mean availability of tracer items expressed as a percentage and a cut-off threshold of 70% was used to classify facilities as “ready” to manage NCDs.
Descriptive and bivariate analyses were performed to assess the readiness of facilities by type, level, and location settings. Logistic regressions were used to identify factors associated with the readiness of facilities to provide disease- specific services.
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