UNFPA Ghana

UNFPA programmes in Ghana are aimed at achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health, promoting reproductive rights, and reducing maternal mortality by accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG5(A&B). Priority is given to improving skilled delivery, uptake of family planning, and quality maternal health care. UNFPA also assists to improve the use of and access to HIV prevention services, particularly among youth. Programmes also support the implementation of the national population programme and the domestic violence action plan.

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Key results of Ghana in 2018

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Fistula treatment

70 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

6 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

2605 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

20 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

9067 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

71 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Fistula treatment

70 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

6 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

2605 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

20 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

9067 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

71 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    6,730
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    5,147
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    1,401
  • Services delivered
    Dignity Kits distributed
    6,830
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    410

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Ghana 2018 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$3,595,175
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3,425,187 (95%)
NGO $-22 (0%)
GOV $170,010 (5%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (69%)
Non-core Resources (31%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$547771
Implemented by:
UNFPA $526384 (96%)
NGO $-22 (-0%)
GOV $21409 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (14%)
Non-core Resources (86%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$2331164
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2331164 (100%)
NGO $-0 (-0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (98%)
Non-core Resources (2%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$118687
Implemented by:
UNFPA $118687 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (76%)
Non-core Resources (24%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$465092
Implemented by:
UNFPA $365234 (79%)
GOV $99858 (21%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (7%)
Non-core Resources (93%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$132461
Implemented by:
UNFPA $83718 (63%)
GOV $48743 (37%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$827,854
Implemented by:
UNFPA $631,180 (76%)
NGO $101,910 (12%)
GOV $94,765 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (46%)
Non-core Resources (54%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$631029
Implemented by:
UNFPA $463383 (73%)
NGO $74277 (12%)
GOV $93370 (15%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (31%)
Non-core Resources (69%)
Marginalized Girls
Increased capacity of partners to design and implement comprehensive programmes to reach marginalized adolescent girls including those at risk of child marriage
Total Spending:
$193145
Implemented by:
UNFPA $164113 (85%)
NGO $27636 (14%)
GOV $1395 (1%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)
Sexuality education
Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
Total Spending:
$3680
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3684 (100%)
NGO $-3 (-0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$392,074
Implemented by:
UNFPA $236,945 (60%)
NGO $38,759 (10%)
GOV $116,370 (30%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (34%)
Non-core Resources (66%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$164621
Implemented by:
UNFPA $56060 (34%)
NGO $34347 (21%)
GOV $74214 (45%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$178223
Implemented by:
UNFPA $131654 (74%)
NGO $4412 (2%)
GOV $42156 (24%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (74%)
Non-core Resources (26%)
Civil society and rights for all
Strengthened engagement of civil society organizations to promote reproductive rights and women's empowerment, and address discrimination, including of marginalized and vulnerable groups, people living with HIV and key populations
Total Spending:
$49230
Implemented by:
UNFPA $49230 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$86,812
Implemented by:
UNFPA $86,812 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Resources management
Improved mobilization, management and alignment of resources through an increased focus on value for money and systematic risk management
Total Spending:
$63471
Implemented by:
UNFPA $63471 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$23341
Implemented by:
UNFPA $23341 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$305,716
Implemented by:
UNFPA $213,840 (70%)
NGO $91,876 (30%)
GOV $0 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$279496
Implemented by:
UNFPA $187620 (67%)
NGO $91876 (33%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$26220
Implemented by:
UNFPA $26220 (100%)
GOV $-0 (-0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Ghana Country Programme Document

Cycle:
2018
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2022
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2018
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2022
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2017
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2012
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2016
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UNFPA Ghana United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2006
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2010

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Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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