Adapting Global Content to Improve the Knowledge of Ghana’s Rural Nurses
The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, supported by USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, collaborated with Ghana Health Service and Grameen Foundation under the Concern Worldwide US, Inc. Innovations for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health project Care Community Hub to address one of the reported obstacles to Community Health Nurses' (CHNs) job satisfaction and motivation: the lack of professional development opportunities. Key to the project was understanding how the adaptation of global content for continuing education could improve workplace satisfaction and equip CHNs with new technical knowledge, advancing their careers and improving the quality of maternal, newborn and child health care in rural areas.
This case study was submitted as part of USAID's CLA Case Competition, held in August 2015. This collection of examples illustrate the diversity of ways collaborating, learning, and adapting approaches are being operationalized in the field. To view more CLA cases like this one, visit the CLA Case Competition page.