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About us

About Us

The Global Health Systems Solutions Inc. (GHSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit making, and apolitical organization. GHSS is dedicated to seeking innovative solutions to strengthen health systems in developing countries for effective service delivery and surveillance of infectious, non-infectious, and neglected tropical diseases.

Developing countries bear a disproportional burden of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and avian influenza infections. In addition, there is a broad spectrum of neglected diseases. In 2007, 2.1millions of people died of HIV/AIDS, and 100,000 people of malaria. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are the most devastating global health problems of our times.  For instance, although the number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses has declined in the last two years, due in part to the life prolonging effects of antiretroviral therapy, AIDS remains the leading causes of death in Africa.
As such, in order to appropriately address existing public health issues, it is crucial to strengthen adequate health systems and sustainable capacity that can provide accurate diagnostic and support successful treatment, prevention, and surveillance of diseases in developing countries. At GHSS, we recognize that health systems, which include all the individuals and organizations that focus primarily on ensuring health outcomes, of many developing countries are very weak at the national, state, district and community levels.

Situational Analysis of the state of health systems in developing countries
The health systems in developing countries typically encounter several difficult conditions:

    • Inadequate trained professionals in clinical laboratory systems, applied epidemiology, management and leadership
    • Inexistence of health information systems which hampers the collection, analysis, reporting and use of data at different health centers
    • Limited infrastructures in most health facilities hinder adequate delivery of clinical services
    • Health care centers in limited-resource countries are poorly equipped to provide services that meet the main health needs of the population
    • Under equipped laboratory to properly handle emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and nutritional conditions
    • Limited and poorly trained human resources poses a problem of increasing workload, reduction of performance of the personnel, lack of motivation, increased in turnover rate
    • Absence of indigenous research capability to enable local scientists to be able to translate acquired knowledge into their individual national settings.


Established in 2007, GHSS seeks to work closely with different communities in several developing countries to implement innovative strategies to strengthen laboratory and surveillance health systems as part of an overarching approach to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MGD) for health.

Vision and missionGHSS is also sympathetic of the new global health Valuesparadigm of “One World One Health” where there is growing awareness and concerns among public- and animal-health professionals, conservationists and ecologists the future well-being of humans, animals and the environment as inextricably linked. In fact, it is estimated that among the 1,461 pathogens recognized to cause diseases in humans, nearly 60% are of animal origin. Moreover, of the > 300 infectious diseases that have emerged since 1940, more than 65% were caused by zoonotic pathogens, of which about 75% have emerged from wildlife origin, with bats (the Corona virus, responsible for SARS, and the Nipah virus), rodents (Hanta virus) and non-human primates (HIV) serving as the most frequently implicated hosts for spread of new infectious agents to humans. Domestic animals, also account for about 20% of new zoonotic pathogens, especially avian RNA viruses like HPAI H5N1.

 

LABORATORY SYSTEMS
Inadequate laboratory systems and services are a major constraint to quality healthcare delivery in developing countries. GHSS is committed to increasing access to quality diagnostic services as an essential component of the health system. At GHSS we believe in partnership with stakeholders, ministries of health to mobilize the necessary support to strengthen laboratory systems and networks. Our approach leads to a comprehensive and participatory decision-making and planning process to identify and address the needs and priorities of the country.
We offer training and mentorship in:
– Laboratory quality management systems Continuous Medical and Laboratory Education
– Laboratory Accreditation – ISO 15189 and the WHO AFRO step-wise process

The health systems in developing countries typically encounter several difficult conditions:

  • Inadequate trained professionals in clinical laboratory systems, applied epidemiology, management and leadership
  • Inexistence of health information systems which hampers the collection, analysis, reporting and use of data at different health centers
  • Limited infrastructures in most health facilities hinder adequate delivery of clinical services
  • Health care centers in limited-resource countries are poorly equipped to provide services that meet the main health needs of the population
  • Under equipped laboratory to properly handle emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and nutritional conditions
  • Limited and poorly trained human resources poses a problem of increasing workload, reduction of performance of the personnel, lack of motivation, increased in turnover rate.
  • Absence of indigenous research capability to enable local scientists to be able to translate acquired knowledge into their individual national settings

Established in 2007, GHSS seeks to work closely with different communities in several developing countries to implement innovative strategies to strengthen laboratory and surveillance health systems as part of an overarching approach to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MGD) for health.

GHSS is also sympathetic of the new global health paradigm of “One World One Health” where there is growing awareness and concerns among public and animal-health professionals, conservationists and ecologists the future well-being of humans, animals and the environment as inextricably linked. In fact, it is estimated that among the 1,461 pathogens recognized to cause diseases in humans, nearly 60% are of animal origin. Moreover, of the > 300 infectious diseases that have emerged since 1940, more than 65% were caused by zoonotic pathogens, of which about 75% have emerged from wildlife origin, with bats (the Corona virus, responsible for SARS, and the Nipah virus), rodents (Hanta virus) and non-human primates (HIV) serving as the most frequently implicated hosts for spread of new infectious agents to humans. Domestic animals, also account for about 20% of new zoonotic pathogens, especially avian RNA viruses like HPAI H5N1.

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Vision

To be a leader in strengthening health system for quality and improved clinical, laboratory, and disease surveillance in resource-poor countries

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Mission

To develop inovation approaches to strengthen health system necessary to deliver quality health care and diseases surveillance in resource-poor countries.

Laboratory Systems

Inadequate laboratory systems and services are a major constraint to quality healthcare delivery in developing countries. GHSS is committed to increasing access to quality diagnostic services as an essential component of the health system. At GHSS we believe in partnership with stakeholders, ministries of health to mobilize the necessary support to strengthen laboratory systems and networks. Our approach leads to a comprehensive and participatory decision-making and planning process to identify and address the needs and priorities of the country.

We offer training and mentorship

Laboratory quality management systems Continuous Medical and Laboratory Education

Laboratory Accreditation ISO 15189 and the WHO AFRO step-wise process, Laboratory Accreditation ISO 15189 and the WHO AFRO step-wise process

Our values

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Distinction

We strive to achieve the highest quality of services

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Openness

We seek to address issues that are important to our clientele by communicating in a timely manner

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Integrity

We price our reputation for integrity and confidence by committing to high standards and accountability

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Comprehensiveness

We encourage the participation of government, non governmental, and private sector with interest in our programs