Ghana spotlight on family planning: Tracking progress on FP2020 pledges

The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG, the IPPF Member Association in Ghana) and other civil society organizations (CSOs) have identified a number of ‘high priority’ pledges: progress towards these pledges is critical for increasing access to modern family planning (FP) methods.

The government has made some progress towards its pledges, but existing efforts are not enough to deliver on its promises by 2020. In additional, other problems and gaps have emerged. The government must address these problems urgently.

 

Civil society calls on the government of Ghana to:

  1. Implement the Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) and the National Condom and Lubricant Strategy, 2016–2020 (NCLS), in consultation with civil society organizations. The CIP and the NCLS are comprehensive, complementary plans that, if realized, would deliver on many FP2020 objectives.
  2. Increase the national budgetary allocation for family planning and protect funds for procuring and delivering family planning services. From 2003 to 2010, on average, the government funded only 23% of contraceptives, while donors funded 77% (USAID/Delivery project, CPT 2010).
  3. Facilitate the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in schools, including by mandating CSE in the Education Policy on Adolescents.