Ministry of Health, Ghana (MOH)

As a critical Sector of the economy, the Ministry of Health seeks to improve the health status of all people living in Ghana thereby contributing to Government's vision of transforming Ghana into a middle income country by 2015.

The Ministry of Health, working in partnership with its agencies and stakeholders aims at improving the human capital thus "creating wealth through health" through the development and implementation of proactive policies that will ensure improved health and vitality.


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Organization of Development Assistance:

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

UNFPA works in close partnerships and in collaboration with governments, all UN Agencies, development banks, bilateral aid agencies, non-governmental organizations and civil society entities.

Global Policies and Priorities:
UNFPA is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly. It plays a unique role within the United Nations system: to address population and development issues, with an emphasis on reproductive health and gender equality, within the context of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UNFPA receives overall policy guidance from the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It reports to its governing body, the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board, on administrative, financial and programme matters.

The Fund works in close collaboration with many other development and humanitarian agencies.

Type of Assistance and Programming:
UNFPA Ghana contributes to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2012 - 2016, signed between Government of Ghana and the United Nations System in April 2011. The UNDAF presents the coherent vision and collective programme results the UN system seeks to achieve in support of key priorities of the Government's development agenda.

The Fund partners with governments, other UN agencies and civil society to advance UNFPA's mission, guided by two frameworks: the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the eight targets to reduce extreme poverty by 2015

Marie Stopes International (MSIG)

Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSI Ghana) has become a leader in the provision of quality family planning services, a voice for collaboration between the private sector, NGOs and Ghana Health Services on critical issues of women's health, and an innovator of strategies to reach under-served women and families. We have provided women with nearly 29,000 long-acting and permanent methods of contraception in a country with a backsliding contraceptive prevalence rate.

Reaching the underserved, namely those who can neither afford nor access services, is at the heart of our mission. Through a varied range of service delivery methods, MSI Ghana has built a strong reputation among Ghanaian women for consistently delivering services of excellent quality in a welcoming and supportive environment.

How we deliver services
Five centres of excellence form the backbone of our service delivery in Ghana, providing high quality, affordable, client focused family planning services Five outreach teams made up of doctors, nurses, drivers and assistants travel to hard to reach parts of the country by car, offering long-acting and permanent contraceptive services to those who most need them.

We have over 125 social franchisees - local health providers who have the skill and the will to upgrade to a new level of service delivery in sexual and reproductive health. Our social franchising model has successfully bridged the gap between the existing private sector and the unmet need among Ghanaian women for quality services. This has been achieved by raising quality, improving client counselling, and ensuring access to commodities.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child's path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person's future. UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We work to assure equality for those who are discriminated against, girls and women in particular. We work for the Millennium Development Goals and for the progress promised in the United Nations Charter. We strive for peace and security. We work to hold everyone accountable to the promises made for children.

We are part of the Global Movement for Children – a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child. Through this movement, and events such as the United Nations Special Session on Children, we encourage young people to speak out and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG)

CHAG is a Non-Governmental Organization bringing together Churches involved in the provision of Health Services. CHAG serves as a link between Government/Development Partners and CHAG Member Institutions and provides support to its members through capacity strengthening, coordination of activities, lobbying and advocacy, public relations and translation of government policies.

The goal of CHAG is to improve the health status of people living in Ghana, especially the marginalized and the poorest of the poor, in fulfilment of Christ healing ministry. CHAG's 183 Member Institutions are therefore predominantly located in the rural (underserved) areas.

CHAG plays a complementary role to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and is the 2nd largest provider of health services in the country. It is estimated that approximately 42% of total health services in the country are provided by CHAG member institutions.

Dixcove Ventures

Dixcove Ventures is a strategic business services firm, providing market entry, investment feasibility and other high-level analytical business services. Our key focus is on helping businesses and organizations realize their mission-critical goals by providing them with unparalleled advisory serivices in the areas of strategic analysis and planning, project feasibility and management, policy reviews, business development, market penetration strategies, and investment strategy. Our work is typically based on the output of our robust in-house research platform. The DVAG process is based on a sound methodology that allows our clients to "accompany" us as we go about constructing a custom-built strategic programme for their businesses.

Is that okay? Currently, we operate mainly in dynamic, value-added, and high growth-potential areas, such as Information and Communication Technologies, Emerging Technologies, Financial Services, Agribusiness, and Real Estate. We have also advised on issues of political strategy, directed political campaigns, and worked on organizational development issues for major policy organizations. In recent years, Dixcove has become a serious player in African policy deliberations on issues such as the emergence of China as an economic force in Africa, and the proper alignment of policy research with policymaking for Africa's development.

DVAG's approach is heavily strategic, with a bias to advising senior clients as to which business areas to enter, stay in or exit. Our principals are experienced consultants who also have significant industry experience. As such, we offer the right blend of cutting-edge management advisory theory and research tempered by real-world experience about what is actually achievable.

Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH)

The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH) is a reputable not-for-profit Civil Society Organisation (CSO). It was established in 2000 as a coordinating body for the activities of all registered local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOSs) in the health sector of Ghana.

The GCNH's mission is "to provide public health and safety interventions across the nation through evidence based advocacy, empowerment of members, innovative programming, organizational development and behavior change communication".

A major objective of GCNH is to provide a platform for its members and other NGOs/CSOs in health to advocate and contribute to Government and Development Partner's commitment in providing quality healthcare delivery. Since 2009, the GCNH has held an annual forum to bring actors in the health sector together to deliberate on critical issues and present to Government for appropriate actions.