Work Location: Ghana

Ghana

Keeping the promise: Ipas Ghana’s 14 years of action to expand safe abortion careThe availability of safe abortion care in Ghana was more of a promise than a reality when Ipas Ghana launched its national program in 2006. A fairly liberal abortion law had been enacted...

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Unsafe abortion deaths are preventable, and men have a huge role to play

Two young reproductive rights champions in Ghana speak out  Samuel Lamptey grew up around women—he has 11 sisters. This experience has helped him understand and empathize with the issues women face, including unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. “We cannot make progress if we don’t understand the issues of women,” he says.   Lamptey and his colleague, Aku Dzifa Amenyedzi, are young reproductive rights champions in Ghana, and both have […]

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Midwives are making a difference in this Ghana community

Until just a few years ago, women and girls in the Hobor area of rural Greater Accra in Ghana had no local access to safe abortion care. The nearest services were more than 15 miles away, a distance especially challenging during rainy season. Today, a full range of comprehensive abortion and family planning services is […]

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