Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
When maternal mortality was declared a national emergency across Ghana, the government recognized family planning as a multisectoral issue with benefits beyond health, and took action. Since the government’s original family planning commitment in 2012, the number of stakeholders who work to expand quality FP services has grown to include both public and private sectors, civil society including faith-based organizations, professional guilds, and the media. Ghana has made significant strides to make services and methods available to all: by establishing a legislative instrument to include FP in services provided under its national health insurance in 2017 and by making FP services and commodities free of charge in its public health facilities. Ghana continues to increase the number of its modern contraceptive users with improved provider training, expanded method mix, and demand creation for FP to ensure women and girls are healthier.
Ghana FP2020 Commitment
Ghana is committed to making family planning free in the public sector and supporting the private sector to provide services. Services will be available for sexually active young people through youth promoters and adolescent friendly services. Improved counseling and customer care will be prioritized. Contraceptive choices are being expanded to include a wider range of long acting and permanent methods along with including task shifting options and improvement of post-partum and post-abortion family planning services. The government has put in place a comprehensive multi-sectorial program to increase demand for family planning as a priority intervention in the MDG 5 Acceleration Framework, including advocacy and communications to improve male involvement, such as the “Real Man” campaign.
Ghana's Announcement at the London Summit on Family Planning
Dr. Sylvester Anemana, Ghana's Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, announces his country's commitment to family planning at the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, 2012.
Ghana Policy & Political Update
In 2013, the government added contraception to the list of free services provided to women as part of maternal health care.
IPPF Update - Ghana
IPPF Member Association the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) played a very active role in making contraception free in the public sector. The Association participated in the Contraceptive Security Committee, which plays a leading role in finding solutions to challenges to contraceptive availability. In 2013, the government added contraception to the list of free services provided to women as part of maternal health care.
Tracking Ghana's Progress on the FP2020 Pledges
The ‘Spotlight on Family Planning’ highlights the successes and gaps in the Government of Ghana's efforts to strive towards making family planning services available to 120 million additional women and girls by the year 2020.
Ghana Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2016–2020
Ghana FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2016
In July 2016, the Government of Ghana shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
Ghana FP2020 Revitalized Commitment 2017
The Government of Ghana updated its commitment at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.
Ghana FP2020 Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire 2018
Ghana 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015
FP2020 uses a suite of quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions. For a complete analysis of Ghana and these Core Indicators, click below.
Your quick guide to key documents and resources that together provide greater context on family planning in Ghana.