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Christian Health Association of Ghana

The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), founded as a voluntary professional organization in 1967, is now an umbrella network for 168 Christian member associations, all of which work in the provision of health services. Faith-based institutions like hospitals, clinics, health centers, primary health centers, and training institutions are organized into Church Health Coordinating Units (CHCUs); CHAG works as a liaison between the Ministry of Health and these units to ensure proper collaboration and complementation of government health efforts. CHAG's member institutions provide nearly half of all medical services in Ghana, mainly in rural and underserved areas. Recent projects include introduction of Youth-Friendly Services to CHAG's health delivery system, such as introducing family planning methods and sexual and reproductive health education, as well as research that addresses gaps in health technology availability in Ghana. 

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