To empower women and girls by investing in family planning service, Ghana is on track to meeting its commitments which made to the global partnership as shows in the new FP 2020 report.
The FP 2020 landmark progress report shows Ghana has made an important positive development in raising the number of women who use modern contraceptive ways from 422,000 in June 2017 to 525,000 by June 2018. The FP 2020 report was released at the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda,
This advancement has increased up the modern contraceptive occurrence to 22.1 per cent from the previous 21.1 per cent in the country. Once more, the need for modern contraceptive among married has not achieved and reduced from 34.1 per cent to 33.6 per cent as per the finding of the report.
According to the report, the usage of modern contraceptives per person, 594,000 unintended pregnancies, 212,000 unsafe abortions and 1,100 maternal deaths have also been averted. Martyn Smith, the Managing Director of FP 2020, said Ghana like Kenya and Senegal made very sensible commitments to the FP 2020, which they all are on track to meet the target.
He highly praised the government of Ghana for including family planning services on its National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) package in 6 districts on direct basis and also for working intimately with the USAID to include barcode on FP products so they can be tracked through the healthcare delivery system.
He further added on the other hand as previously committed that the country fell short of providing data on its domestic expenditure on the purchase of 1/3 of family planning commodities.
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