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GAP: Estimating the Resources Required to Achieve Family Planning Targets in Ghana
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Author(s): Ghana National Population Council and USAID

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/24/2012


For a country to successfully achieve its family planning goals and targets, stakeholders must fully understand the investment needed to attain them. The Health Policy Project, in collaboration with Ghana's National Population Council, recently reviewed data on demographic patterns, family planning costs, and projected funding to inform an application of the GAP (Gather, Analyze, and Plan) Tool. The tool is designed to project the contraceptive, service provision, and program support funding gaps in a country to ultimately help policymakers, decisionmakers, and development partners understand the costs involved in reaching national family planning goals and addressing challenges to progress. This presentation and brief summarize the current policy environment in Ghana for family planning, the targets set by the National Population Policy, and the gap in current and estimated resources needed. These evidence-based advocacy materials aim to bolster financial and political support for the family planning program in Ghana.

For more information on the GAP Tool, visit the Software and Models page of the Health Policy Project website.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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