EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE CARE OF NEWBORN INFANTS (EFCNI)
The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) is the first pan-European organisation to represent the interests of preterm and newborn infants and their families. It gathers together parents and health professionals from different disciplines with the common goal of improving long-term health of preterm and newborn children by ensuring the best possible prevention, treatment, care and support (www.efcni.org).
GHANA HEALTH SERVICE
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is an autonomous Executive Agency responsible for implementation of national policies under the control of the Minister for Health through its governing Council – the Ghana Health Service Council. The establishment of the Ghana Health Service is an essential part of the key strategies identified in the Health Sector Reform process, as outlined in the Medium Term Health Strategy (MTHS), which are necessary steps in establishing a more equitable, efficient, accessible and responsive health care system.
The African Foundation for Premature Babies & Neonatal Care (AFPNC) is proud to be partners with the Ghana Health Service. To achieve our goals through this partnership, AFPNC works directly with the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service.
The Family Health Division is a new Division carved out of the Former Public Health Division in May 2008 to strengthen focus and coordination as well as an improvement of resource mobilization of Public Health Programmes and Activities in the areas of Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and Health Promotion Vision.
The vision of the Division is to have healthy adults and children for National development. The mission of the Family Health Division (FHD) is to contribute to improvement in the health and quality of life of persons of reproductive age and beyond as well as children by: (i) Providing high quality reproductive, child health and nutrition services and (ii) optimal health and nutrition promotion through well informed, highly skilled and motivated staff.
Objectives of the Division
- To ensure the development of comprehensive public health policies, sustainable strategic plans, programmes and budgets to cover activities of the Service in the areas of Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and Health Promotion at all levels.
- Undertake periodic review of the activities of the Ghana Health Service and that of its programme implementation partners in the area of public health with emphasis on Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and Health Promotion;
- To cater for the design and application of support, monitoring and evaluation systems for purposes of assessing and improving the operational effectiveness of the Ghana Health Service’s interventions as it pertains to Family Health; and
- To advocate for support and funding for programs in the areas of Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition Health Promotion and other related fields.
PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY OF GHANA
The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG) is a member of the Evidence for Action Maternal and Newborn Health Professional Society. The PSG is a Child Health Awareness and Advocacy non-governmental organization, which seeks to promote the health and well-being of all children in Ghana.
Membership is open to all Paediatricians, Residents, General Medical Practitioners and all other health professionals as well as members of the general public who share in its vision. As part of its activities, members of the society hold monthly business meetings and engage in other activities that promote the health and well-being of children such as public forums on various paediatric topics, medical outreaches and workshops for healthcare workers (such as newborn resuscitation and essential newborn care workshops).
The objectives of the society are directed towards the promotion of friendship and understanding among Paediatricians and all professionals dedicated to the promotion of the Society. It promotes the maintenance of appropriate standards of paediatric practice among medical practitioners and health professionals in Ghana as well as works to kindle interest of the Government and the people of Ghana in the conditions which constitute a threat to the life and health of children and thereby to promote the good health and well-being of children.
The AFPNC has been established at a time where Africa is going through positive transformation-the new Africa. And it is the best time to be an African. The Founder, Selina, says “I believe that the new African isn’t defined by her biological makeup only rather she is known by her actions that are positively impacting on the development of the African continent”.
Therefore, at the AFPNC, we reach out to persons and institutions at home or abroad who believe in Africa and are positively making impact on the continent to support our work.
Elorkor Brands is a Corporate Events Planning, Media Management and Human-Capital Development Initiatives company in Ghana. The organisation is playing the role as the fundraise engine whereas AFPNC is the program implementation wing for SOBASI.