Project Fives Alive! is a partnership between the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) to reduce morbidity and mortality in children less than five years old (Under-5) in Ghana. The Project is working in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service to achieve this aim. Funding for the Project comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Fives Alive! is a project that unleashes the innovative potential of frontline health workers to develop practical strategies to overcome systems failures that lead to preventable deaths in children under five years old in Ghana. In doing so, the project promotes the optimization of existing resources while recognizing that resource gaps may also be present.
We provide a facilitative environment for frontline health workers and their leaders to assess their own results, explore reasons for any gaps in performance, and develop and test new ways to improve their implementation of the national maternal and child health program at the local level. This includes a focus on the continuum of care from the antenatal period to age five and continuity of care from community to clinic to hospital.