News and Resources about Ghana

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Youth advocates tell Congress: Helms hurts

Youth advocates from Ghana, Pakistan and the United States spoke at a briefing at the U.S. House of Representatives this week to call on the U.S. government to support programs and policies that expand young people’s access to ... More »

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

African musicians lend a creative voice to the fight against unsafe abortion

Musicians in two African nations are joining forces with Ipas and other reproductive rights advocates to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe abortion. In Malawi, the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At UN General Assembly marking 20th anniversary of historic Cairo conference, governments reaffirm women's reproductive rights

At a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September, dozens of heads of state and other government leaders described their countries’ progress in advancing women’s reproductive health and rights, ... More »

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ipas mourns loss of two champions in Ghana

Two important champions for women’s reproductive health have passed in recent months: Dr. Joe Taylor and His Excellency Dr. Richard Turkson. Both had strong links to Ipas and were outspoken supporters of safe abortion care for women ... More »

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Ghana mentoring program: a network of support and excellence

Skilled and motivated clinical providers are the backbone of a successful comprehensive abortion care program. However, providing abortion care can be difficult because of logistical, operational and cultural barriers. In settings where ... More »

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Taking action to address unsafe abortion in Africa

More than 230 participants from more than 20 African countries gathered in November in Accra, Ghana, to discuss, deliberate, learn and share their experiences working to address the problem of unsafe abortion in Africa. The conference was ... More »

Monday, November 8, 2010

African health experts to meet in Ghana for rare discussion of unsafe abortion

On 8 November, His Excellency President John Atta Mills will welcome a panel of eminent figures in Accra to Keeping Our Promise: Addressing Unsafe Abortion in Africa, an international conference to be held at the Ghana College of ... More »

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Keeping Our Promise: Addressing Unsafe Abortion in Africa

November 8-11, over 250 health-care service providers, advocates, members of parliament, and women’s groups from across Africa will gather to share best practices and lessons learned in order to shape an agenda to eliminate ... More »

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New studies explore the role of Ghanaian midwives in the provision of abortion care

In Ghana, unsafe abortion is the second leading cause of maternal death, despite the country’s relatively liberal abortion laws. Indications for legal abortion include rape, incest, risk to the woman’s life or to her physical or mental ... More »

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Training abortion providers in Ghana

In May, Shirley Owino, manager of Ipas’s Africa regional program, and Eleanor Howe, an associate in Ipas’s development unit, traveled to Ghana to work with the Ipas Ghana staff on plans to expand access to comprehensive ... More »

Sunday, October 7, 2007

An assessment of the readiness to offer contraceptives and comprehensive abortion care in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions of Ghana

This study examines how prepared Ghanaian public health facilities are to provide essential and life-saving reproductive health care, such as safe abortion services, postabortion care and contraception. This assessment documents the ... More »