MILLENNIUM PROMISE ALLIANCE (MPA) has partnered with Ghana Health Service (GHS) to launch a real-time, electronic version of the Health Declaration Form that is used to obtain passengers travel history and signs and symptoms in relation to COVID- 19. The systems have already been deployed at the Kotoka International Airport with the commencement of flights to the country.
MPA developed Mobile and Web Health Declaration Applications to replaces the paper-based version that was used prior to the closure of the country’s borders. The App makes it possible for passengers to conveniently fill up the Form; whilst its decision support algorithms and analytics helps the Port Health team to speed up decision making and follow-up.
Travelers can access the Health Declaration App on their mobile phones, tablets or computers through the Ghana Health Service website using the link https:/www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/.
Additionally, all passengers will have their temperatures screened through the MPA Porthealth Thermocheck booths.
“COVID 19 has ushered in a lot of homegrown ideas and domesticated technological advancements of which I’m Grateful to God to have been useful in such a competitive era together with my MPA team. The project has added a boost to Ghana’s preparedness to open its airports for international flights. I am very proud to leverage on our long-standing partnership with the Ghana health Service to bring this project to life” said Chief Nathaniel Ebo Nsarko, Executive Director of Millennium Promise Alliance.
He added that “due to COVID-19, Technology is being deployed at such a dizzying pace in recent months that it has transformed our world in ways that we least imagined. Coming up with this innovative idea started out to be difficult, if not impossible — and almost certainly up for fierce debate as we have always believed in foreigners than ourselves. Nevertheless, we gave it a shot and here we are…, purely Ghanaian but of international standards; proudly Ghanaian.
This collaboration is part of MPA’s agenda of mobilizing science and cutting-edge technology towards sustainable development and to improve the health and well-being of the population in Ghana.
Millennium Promise Alliance is an International NGO with a vision to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable diseases especially in deprived communities.
MPA operates in twenty (20) countries including Ghana and believes in working with country systems and government agencies to empower the rural poor, promote rapid socio-economic development and accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In Ghana, MPA provides technical support for school health screening, community health workers program, rural diagnostic laboratory services, personal protective equipment for frontline healthworkers among others.
MPA appreciates funding support from the Sergei Brin Family Foundation and GSK; as well as strategic and policy advisory from the Founder and Board Chair Prof. Jeffrey Sachs.