About Us

Objectives of the Division

  • To ensure the development of comprehensive Operational policies, sustainable strategic plans, systems, programmes and budgets to cover all activities of the Ghana Health Service and its implementation partners in collaboration with other Divisions of the Service, the Ministry of Health and its agencies and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) and Donors
  • To cater for the design and application of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for purposes of assessing the operational effectiveness of programmes of the Ghana Health Service, as well as programmes of implementation partners.
  • To initiate or support the development of new products – international/local- based on credible research for the advancement of the objectives of the Ghana Health Service 

Functional Responsibilities and Authority

  The Director  
The Divisional Director is responsible for the core functions of the Division and exercise of authority by the Director is derived from and consistent with his responsibilities as well as authority delegated by the immediate superior. In effect, the superior authority of the DG/DDG guides the exercise of authority but the coordination and development of strategies for the execution of the core functions is the responsibility of the Director and his deputies. The Director coordinates and mediates departmental and interdepartmental issues. 

Core Functions  
  • The analysis of national, bilateral and international policies and its use in the development of strategic plans and implementation guidelines for the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with other Divisions and implementation partners;
  • The Coordination, guidance and development of short, medium and long-term plans and budgets for the Ghana Health Service’s development,   including the preparation of projects and programmes for local and international financing consistent with the Sector-Wide/Multi-Donor Budget Approach;
  • The development of level specific performance indicators and contracts consistent with national, bilateral and international expectations
  • The development of a comprehensive system of research, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in collaboration with other Divisions and implementing agencies with a view to determining programme effectiveness and efficiency
  • The review of health financing and resource (human and infrastructure) allocation strategies and its impact on access, quality and efficiency to consumers
  • The production and management of health information as a management decision support system, made accessible to all functionaries of the service for effective decision-making;
  • Policy Department
  • Planning and Budget Department
  • Operational Research Department,
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Department