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PROFILE OVERVIEW

SFHIG is part of SFH International, an emerging Pan African Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). SFH works in solidarity with communities, government, donors and the private sector for social Justice and Universal Health Coverage of all Africans, using health system strengthening and market development approaches.

SFHIG strives to improve health outcomes for all Ghanaians by ensuring access to affordable, quality health services and commodities by: Supporting the development of stronger health and community systems Facilitating and ensuring health services and commodities are available for all Using innovation, strategic partnerships, and linked policy engagement to drive for universal health access.

Board

Dr. Irene

Dr. Mrs. Irene Ackuaku

Board Chairperson

Executive Team

Kari-Von Bruce-Quaye

Finance and Operations Coordinator

SOME FACTSHEET

  • OFFICIAL NAME:  Republic of Ghana
  • LOCATION: On the West Coast of Africa, situated between latitudes 4° and 11° North, bordered by Togo on the East, Côte D’Ivoire on the West, Burkina Faso on the North and the Atlantic Ocean on the South. 
  • CAPITAL : Accra
  • REGIONS: 16 (Greater Accra, Western, Central, Eastern, Volta, Ashanti, Bono, Northern, Upper West, Upper East, Ahafo, Bono East, Savannah, NorthEast, Oti and Western North). Last 6 regions created in 2018. Regions are headed by Regional Ministers appointed by the President.
  • AREA: 238,533 km2. (Land: 227,533 km2; Water: 11,000 km2)

Recent Activities

SFH International Ghana is actively supporting the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service (FHD-GHS) and the Community Practice Pharmacist Association (CPPA) in conducting a comprehensive training programme. The focus is on enhancing the capabilities of Community Pharmacists (CPs) and Over-The-Counter Medicine Sellers (OTCMS) in the delivery of Community-Based Family Planning (FP) Services.  

This valuable training initiative, generously sponsored by the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), aims to empower approximately 300 CPs and OTCMS hailing from the Greater Accra, Central, Borough, Northern, and Ashanti regions of Ghana. By uniting these healthcare professionals through knowledge enrichment, SFH International Ghana contributes to the broader objective of promoting accessible and quality family planning services within communities.  

SFH-Ghana is dedicated to facilitating this impactful endeavour, fostering an environment where Community Pharmacists and Over-The-Counter Medicine Sellers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to play a crucial role in advancing family planning initiatives. The training serves as a testament to our commitment to community healthcare and promoting the well-being of individuals and families across Ghana.

SFH International Ghana is actively supporting the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service (FHD-GHS) and the Community Practice Pharmacist Association (CPPA) in conducting a comprehensive training programme. The focus is on enhancing the capabilities of Community Pharmacists (CPs) and Over-The-Counter Medicine Sellers (OTCMS) in the delivery of Community-Based Family Planning (FP) Services.  

This valuable training initiative, generously sponsored by the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), aims to empower approximately 300 CPs and OTCMS hailing from the Greater Accra, Central, Borough, Northern, and Ashanti regions of Ghana. By uniting these healthcare professionals through knowledge enrichment, SFH International Ghana contributes to the broader objective of promoting accessible and quality family planning services within communities.  

SFH-Ghana is dedicated to facilitating this impactful endeavour, fostering an environment where Community Pharmacists and Over-The-Counter Medicine Sellers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to play a crucial role in advancing family planning initiatives. The training serves as a testament to our commitment to community healthcare and promoting the well-being of individuals and families across Ghana.

Last week, SFHIG supported the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS -FHD) and Community Pharmacy Practice Association (CPPA) of Ghana to train Community Pharmacists (CPs) in Community-Based Family Planning Methods and Services. The Training of CPs occurred in 6 regions (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Eastern, Western and Volta regions) of Ghana. The training, funded by UNFPA Ghana, focused on FP policies, standards and protocols in Ghana, Community Based FP methods, Data Management, counselling, and referral.

This project, built on the current learnings from the Task shifting Task Sharing Policy in many African Countries to increase access for Ghanaian women to Family Planning Counselling, commodities and referrals for FP services and strengthen linkages between the public and private sectors. This project will also answer market research questions on whether working with community pharmacists will broaden method choice for women generally and more specifically for the young and sexually active adolescent girls based on the Ghana FP Costed Implementation Plan.

A total of 240 Community Pharmacists were trained it is expected a phased approach will be implemented throughout the 1st year of the project, with training and development of tools for counselling at national level and scale up of training of Community Pharmacists (CPs) to other regions.

SFH International Ghana led by Country Manager @Theresa Maame Ekua Galley, had the pleasure of welcoming @Abdulsamad Salihu, COP KP CARE 2 Project and @Halima Nuhu Dikko, COP ICHSSA-3 Project to the Ghana office in East Legon, Accra.

The two COPs are in Ghana to attend the first USAID West and Central Africa and Beyond Regional Meeting in Accra and paid a courtesy visit to the Ghana office.

The meeting centred on discussions on working across boundaries as a Pan African Organization SFH and sharing of best practice on how they have collaborated and worked with the USAID on their respective projects.

Contact & Office address

1st floor, Sedco Plublishing House Houphouet Boigny Street, North Ridge P.O. Box GP 814, Accra, Ghana.

Contact: (+233) 30 224 5349 info@sfhnigeria.org

Working Schedule: Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm Sat, Sun: Closed