UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

 

We seek to;

  1. End unmet need for family planning,
  2. End preventable maternal death, and
  3. End gender-based violence and harmful practices

 

UNFPA Ghana supports;

 

  • Reproductive health care for women and youth;
  • The health of pregnant women, especially those who face life-threatening complications,
  • Reliable access to modern contraceptives,
  • Training of health workers to help ensure at least 90 percent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants,
  • Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women,
  • Total abandonment of female genital mutilation,
  • Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old
  • Efforts to end child marriage,
  • Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflicts and natural disasters
  • Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning