“We want financial accountability”: deconstructing tensions of community participation in CHPS, Ghana

Thomas Yeboah, Francis Jagri

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Abstract

This article reports on the ways and factors that facilitate or constrain community participation in the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) programme in Nsanfo, a village in Central Region of Ghana. We found that the community made an important step through mobilising the necessary resources in establishing the CHPS compound, which has resulted in improved access to health care. Yet maintaining the facility did not matter most to community members, owing chiefly to unmet demands for financial accountability pertaining to the running of the programme. Failure to clearly identify various actors and their roles potentially explains this state of affairs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-780
Number of pages17
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Civil society – Participation
  • Social sector – Health
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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“We want financial accountability” : deconstructing tensions of community participation in CHPS, Ghana. / Yeboah, Thomas; Jagri, Francis.

In: Development in Practice, Vol. 26, No. 6, 17.08.2016, p. 764-780.

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