Health News of Thursday, 7 June 2012
The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a non-governmental organization committed to sexual and reproductive health activities, is collaborating with the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) to provide quality health care for the people of the Kwahu East District.
The project is being implemented in partnership with the District Health Administration and the District Assembly.
It's aimed at construction of a 10-bed Reproductive Health Centre at Kotoso, and four Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds at Bonkrase, Sempoa, Hyewohoden and Aguadze Krom.
This was made known by the Executive Director of PPAG, Dr Catherine Dawson-Amoah, at the 45th Annual General Meeting of the association in Accra.
She said despite dwindling financial challenges that faced the association during the year under review, it was able to make strides in improving access to sexual and reproductive health services through its programmes and called for efforts to widen the financial base of the association.
The National President of the Association, Mr. Joshua F. Opoku-Mainoo, said volunteerism remained one of the main challenges of the association and therefore called on members to commit themselves to objectives of the association.
He said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), to which PPAG is affiliated, is 60 years old this year and the anniversary would be observed in South Africa later in the year.
Mr. Opoku-Mainoo said the celebrations would be observed under the theme “60 years, 60 stories; How IPPF has changed the world”.
He said a committee had been formed to come out with a programme for the observation of the anniversary in Ghana.**