Project profile — Reproductive Health Education and Services for Adolescent Girls.



Overview 

CA-3-D004793001
$15,000,000
UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-03-02 - 2023-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ghana (100.00%)

Sector 

• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (70.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The project aims to empower adolescent girls in Ghana, including those most-vulnerable, through the provision, and access to, gender-responsive comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and contraception. Teachers are not trained or provided with the material required to properly engage with adolescents on sexuality education. Furthermore, there is also limited access to gender-sensitive and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Project activities include: (1) training teachers to deliver standardized, gender-sensitive and youth-friendly comprehensive sexuality education; (2) creating new, and strengthen existing, adolescent health clubs; (3) delivering comprehensive sexuality education to adolescent girls; (4) training frontline health care workers in the provision of youth-friendly and gender-sensitive services; (5) increasing the number of health facilities providing quality adolescent friendly health services; (6) raising awareness of adolescent girls to increase the demand for family planning; (7) strengthening procurement, supply and logistics management system for last mile distribution of contraceptives to young people; and (8) engaging in social and behaviour change communication to raise awareness on gender equality and create an enabling environment for adolescent girls to defend, promote and exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access of adolescent girls to comprehensive sexuality education; (2) improved access of adolescent girls to youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services; and (3) increased capacities for adolescent girls to defend and promote their sexual and reproductive rights. Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 1,676 officials from the Ghana Education Service, and 15,764 school teachers including civil society professionals trained on the national guidelines on Reproductive Health Education (RHE) and the guidelines for prevention and management of teenage pregnancy cases in 2,418 schools (including 62 special schools) in 34 districts; (2) 417 school health clubs delivered safe-space programmes and engaged over 297,591 adolescent girls and boys on RHE; (3) Over 10,852 health professionals, adolescent health focal points and frontline staff received orientation on the RHE guidelines and delivery of youth-friendly services; (4) 474,200 girls, including refugees and girls with disabilities, were familiarized with, and empowered to utilize available sexual and reproductive health services; and (5) 1,618 girls with disabilities improved their knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights including skills in basic legal literacy and rights.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 1,120 officials from the Ghana Education Service, and 5,193 school teachers and civil society professionals trained on the national guidelines on Reproductive Health Education (RHE) and the guidelines for prevention and management of teenage pregnancy cases in 2,418 schools (including 62 special schools) in 34 districts; (2) 417 school health clubs delivered safe-space programmes and engaged over 140,532 adolescent girls and boys on RHE; (3) over 10,442 health professionals, adolescent health focal points, and frontline staff received orientation on the RHE guidelines and delivery of youth-friendly services; (4) 411,060 girls, including refugees and girls with disabilities, were familiarized with, and empowered to utilize available sexual and reproductive health services; and (5) 1,376 girls with disabilities improved their knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and their skills in legal literacy.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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