Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG)
Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a member associate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1967. It became a full member of the IPPF in 1969. PPAG has a long history of leadership in Family Planning programmes in Ghana and has pioneered many projects including Family Life Education (FLE) for the Youth, Male Clinics and the integration of Family Planning into Community Development Projects.
In 1999, PPAG began a three-year transformation that changed its focus from Family Planning (FP) for adults to cover other sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. The PPAG strategic goals include:
- Adolescents: All adolescents and yound people are empowered to access SRH information and services to enable them make informed SRH choices and decisions.
- HIV/AIDS: Reduction in the incidence of HIV/AIDS and protection of the rights of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Abortion: Reduction in the incidence of unsafe abortion.
- Access: Improvement in the ability of men and women, especially youth, the poor and marginalized to exercise their rights to access SRH information and high quality services including family planning.
- Advocacy: Support for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) at the national level.
- Institutional Sustainability: Improve PPAG's capacity to provide quality services that are sustainable.
- Institutional Leadership: Promote and Enhance PPAG's institutional leadership in SRH.
Currently, PPAG operates in 44 districts in all the ten regions of the country and is the leading NGO providing SRH services in Ghana.