The Population Council has conducted social science research in Ghana since 1989 and established an office in 2002.

A country-wide healthcare reform effort was driven by the Council’s work on the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) project, which improved the accessibility, efficiency, and quality of health and family planning services by relocating nurses from clinics to community health compounds.

The Council has initiated and collaborated with the Ghana Health Service in the implementation of several training programs for health staff, including the introduction and training of community health nurses in the insertion and removal of contraceptive implants. The Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R3M) program has increased access to family planning and safe abortion care in the three most highly populated regions in Ghana.

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