Grants and Contributions

Title:
Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services in Ghana
Agreement Number:
7426891 P009042001
Agreement Value:
$4,985,000.00
Agreement Date:
Mar. 25, 2021 - Jul. 1, 2023
Description:
This project aims to ensure access to high-quality family planning (FP) and comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services for the poorest and most underserved women and girls in 11 of Ghana’s 16 regions. This project focuses on reaching some of the poorest and most underserved women and girls in the country, within the Central, Northern, North East and Savannah regions. This project also contribute to strengthens their decision-making power on issues that affect their health. Project activities include: (1) supporting local advocacy efforts that call to strengthen policies and guidelines related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in Ghana, including the adoption of SRHR education in schools and the national rollout of FP services as part of the National Health Insurance Scheme benefit package; (2) strengthening the capacity of the Government of Ghana to provide strong policy leadership and meet the increasing demand for SRHR services via its public health care system; and (3) supporting a national youth-focused campaign on Heath and FP. This project expects to directly benefit 200,000 women and girls by providing them access to high quality, rights-based and client-centred FP and CAC services. Other direct beneficiaries include: (1) 208 public sector providers, including eight master trainers/supervisors; (2) eight public sector health promoters and 120 community-based volunteers; (3) 100 private sector service providers who are members of the BlueStar Network social franchise; (4) 200 community pharmacists; and (5) 3,600 police officers/recruits who expect to receive training on safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Organization:
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of high-quality family planning (FP) and comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services by poor and underserved women and girls; (2) improved support for poor and underserved women and girls to seek high quality services that meet their individual FP and CAC needs; and (3) a more sustainable and supportive environment for fulfilling sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ghana.

Location:
London , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reference Number:
064-2020-2021-Q4-00314
Agreement Type:
Contribution
Report Type:
Grants and Contributions
Recipient Type:
Not-for-profit organizations and charities
Recipient's Legal Name:
MARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Program:
International Development Assistance Program
Program Purpose:

The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.

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