International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 257

Article in Press

THE ROLE OF NGO IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY. A CASE STUDY OF ACT IN AFRIKA

Nkansah Ebenezer Owiredu

  •  Received: 10 June 2017
  •  Accepted: 12 June 2017
The primary goal of the study was to investigate the role of Non- governmental organization in health care delivery in Ga- East Municipality using ACT IN AFRIKA as a case study. To achieve this goal 10 staff and volunteers were drawn from various department of ACT IN AFRIKA and engaged in structured interview centering on the role played and the challenges faced by NGOs in health care delivery. Their responses were analyzed and discussed based on themes. The analyzed data were also discussed with literature to derive conclusions for the study. The study revealed that in spite of resource constraints, ACT IN AFRIKA and other NGOs played a major role in health care delivery in the Ga –east municipality. ACT IN AFRIKA engages in health care delivery intervention by collaborating with churches, media, philanthropic and Community Base Organization (CBO) in the area where they operate. These partnerships give the NGO more clout and greater voice for advocacy and enhance knowledge sharing and technical support. The study recommends that, Commitment to the health care delivery must be made to reflect through the commitment of financial, human, infrastructural and technical resources. Moreso, to break the vicious cycle of poor health due to poverty, income generating activities must be provided for the individuals and the community, to free the people of poverty and stress-related challenges and enhance their health and conditions of living.

Keywords: NGO IN HEALTH CARE