Paper from the Recovery Research Team:
Kretchy IA, Okoibhole LO, Sanuade AO, Jennings H, Strachan D, Blandford A, Agyei F, Asante P, Todowede O, Kushitor M, Adjaye-Gbewonyo K, Arhinful D, Baatiema L, Dankyi E, Grijalva-Eternod CS, Fottrell EF, Aikins A (2022) Scoping review of community health participatory research projects in Ghana, Global Health Action, 15,1. Available here
The project known as CARE – Ghana is funded by MRC, and a collaboration between UCL, UoY and the University of Ghana – To develop a community participatory research approach to diabetes prevention and management in Accra, Ghana.
Context: Community participation in health research where communities are empowered to identify their problems and develop practical solutions is reported as an essential tool for improving health care. This rapid review synthesised evidence on community health participatory research projects in Ghana, to guide the design and implementation of a participatory design of a new project (CARE) on understanding and responding to the burden of diabetes in Accra. Early engagement from project conception to evaluation is very key to successful coproduction with community members.