The Countdown to 2030 collaboration in Ghana includes the University of Ghana, the Ghana Health Service,  and WorldPop at the University of Southampton. It aims to enhance the capacity of the Ghana Health Service to provide quality evidence through targeted analysis during national and subnational reviews of overall sector progress, as well as performance review of the country’s RMNCAH+N plan.

CC: Sarah sleebots via Flickr/ Ghana

Ghana is developing the Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment case and results framework. Its investment case will be adopted to national priorities, most notably a new roadmap to universal health coverage, with an associated national monitoring, learning, and evaluation (MLE) framework in which RMNCAH+N is prominent. The Ghana Health Service, which is responsible for the reporting of health sector indicators to the Ministry of Health, is leading development of the MLE framework.

In Ghana, routine reporting from the health system occurs through a district information management system (DHIMS2). Improving the quality data collected through DHIMS2 is an ongoing effort. Another key area identified in need of strengthening is the estimates of the population at risk (denominators) to produce subnational RMNACH+N and other health system indicators at district and sub-district levels. This will be one aspect of the Ghana country collaboration.

Outputs, Products, Programs


  • Two analytical workshops, one on denominator estimation and mapping.
  • An analytical report which will detail progress and performance made towards national and international targets for key indicators at the national and district levels. The analysis will focus on recent coverage, trends, inequalities and geospatial analysis on selected indicators
  • One policy brief
  • A peer-reviewed journal article on critical topics from the workshop.
  • Routine annual progress reports incorporating new methodologies and corresponding estimates.
  • Inputs to performance-based management in the context of the universal healthcare roadmap MLE framework.
  • An analytical report to track country and international targets for key indicators based on surveys, health facility data, and administrative data, focusing on recent trends and inequalities at national and subnational levels (up to sub-district level), including longterm projections.
  • Participant in Urban Health Project 

The Ghana team has also completed two analysis reports with the GFF data, which are not available for online publication at this time.

Ghana Countdown Collaboration Team

Dominic Atweam
Justice Nonvignon
Seth Kwaku Afagbedzi
Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey
Akua Amponsaa Obeng
Jim Wright
Andrew Tatem
Kristine Nilsen
Natalia Tejedor Garavito
Winfred Dotse – Gborgbortsi