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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 2021 View more
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Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards
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Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula
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Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out
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Fistula treatment

79
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Life skills programmes for girls

7,076
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

42
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

23,917
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

30
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2021

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Nombre de cliniques mobiles

Nombre d'espaces sécurisés

Jeunes animateurs et bénévoles formés à la santé sexuelle et reproductive

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

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Programme Activities

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    Ghana 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $2,820,772
    Implemented by:
    GOV $429,878 (15%)
    NGO $62,009 (2%)
    UNFPA $2,328,885 (83%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (55%)
    Ressources diverses (45%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $709,139
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $566,086 (80%)
    NGO $21,668 (3%)
    GOV $121,386 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (24)
    Ressources diverses (76)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $236,326
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $584 (0%)
    GOV $235,741 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources diverses (100)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $349,974
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $338,220 (97%)
    GOV $11,754 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (1)
    Ressources diverses (99)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Improved domestic accountability mechanisms for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights through the involvement of communities and health-system stakeholders at all levels
    Total Spending:
    $269,928
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $178,449 (66%)
    NGO $40,341 (15%)
    GOV $51,138 (19%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (49)
    Ressources diverses (51)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $1,255,405
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,245,546 (99%)
    GOV $9,859 (1%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (100)
    Ressources diverses (0)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $2,093,384
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,094,897 (52%)
    NGO $653,803 (31%)
    GOV $344,684 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (21%)
    Ressources diverses (79%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $1,906,020
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $998,534 (52%)
    NGO $632,227 (33%)
    GOV $275,259 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (18)
    Ressources diverses (82)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $18,258
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $-1,519 (-8%)
    GOV $19,778 (108%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (-8)
    Ressources diverses (108)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $169,106
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $97,883 (58%)
    NGO $21,576 (13%)
    GOV $49,647 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (58)
    Ressources diverses (42)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $1,641,642
    Implemented by:
    GOV $299,283 (18%)
    UNFPA $1,133,282 (69%)
    NGO $209,078 (13%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (19%)
    Ressources diverses (81%)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $444,140
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $284,371 (64%)
    NGO $95,259 (21%)
    GOV $64,511 (15%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (0)
    Ressources diverses (100)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $50,246
    Implemented by:
    GOV $50,246 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources diverses (100)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $1,094,800
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $846,026 (77%)
    NGO $92,069 (8%)
    GOV $156,705 (14%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (29)
    Ressources diverses (71)
    Gender and sociocultural norms
    Strengthened civil society and community mobilization to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms affecting women and girls
    Total Spending:
    $52,457
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,885 (5%)
    NGO $21,750 (41%)
    GOV $27,821 (53%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources diverses (100)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $592,101
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $592,101 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (89%)
    Ressources diverses (11%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $521,636
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $521,636 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (87)
    Ressources diverses (13)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $70,465
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $70,465 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Ressources ordinaires (100)
    Ressources diverses (0)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPD Ghana [2023-2027] (DP/FPA/CPD/GHA/8)
    Cycle: 2023-2027
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    CPD Ghana [2018-2022] (DP/FPA/CPD/GHA/7)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
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    CPD Ghana [2018-2022] (DP/DCP/GHA/3)
    Cycle: 2018-2022
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    CPE Ghana [2011] (DP/FPA/2010/21)
    Cycle: 2011-2011
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    CPE Ghana [2017] (DP/FPA/2016/2)
    Cycle: 2017-2017
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    UNDAF Ghana [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2006-2010
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    CPD Ghana [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/GHA/5)
    Cycle: 2006-2010
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    CPD Ghana [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/GHA/6)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
    Notes techniques et sources

    The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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