16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: a Call to End Gender-Based Violence

Introduction Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is widespread, systematic and culturally entrenched.  VAWG consists of any act of gender-based violence that results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The future is accessible; Agya Bentil shows how!

At the age of 17 years, he experienced a medical condition which made him visit the hospital often; yet without any solution to the condition. With time, his condition worsened and he was left with [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

Leaving no one behind through the promotion of social accountability at the local-level: a spotlight on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in Ghana

Introduction People who are most marginalized must participate in the monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the ‘leave no-one behind’ ambitions are to be met. In pursuance of equity with regard [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

CSOs Consultation on Key Updates; Post UN HLM on UHC

A CSOs consultation on key updates post United Nations High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been held by the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights and partners. The meeting, designed to [...]

By |November 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Improving the Quality of Health Care; Post ICPD25

Introduction It is now more imperative than ever that the provision and experience of sexual and reproductive health must be of quality if we are to achieve the International Conference on Population and Development Programme [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Empowering Communities to Demand for their Health Rights: The GESI Success Story

A section of Ghanaians are socially excluded and marginalized in their quest to seek for health care. They do not benefit from the services which are well within their rights as humans. This group consists [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable

25 years ago, women and men from 200 countries including Ghana gathered in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on women with the single goal to recognize the rights of women and girls as [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Working together to prevent suicide; 40 seconds of action

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. This is heart breaking; an extreme physical sign of the prevalence of mental health.   Mental health is an area of health care which is so [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Adolescent Health Champions undertake scorecard assessment of health facilities

Adolescent Health Champions, assisted by a team comprising staff of ARHR; UNFPA; Department of Social Welfare, Ghana Health Service and Department of Gender and Social Protection, undertake a scorecard accountability assessment of some health facilities [...]

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

International Day for Universal Access to Information: “Leaving No One Behind”

Access to quality and reliable information is a fundamental human right. It plays a transformative role in empowering citizens, giving equal opportunities and facilitating fair debate. Universal access to information promotes accountable and effective governments [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Demonstrating a Sense of Entitlement for Improved Health Care

John Mensah of Nuabesa, a project and farming community in the Nzema East District, took his granddaughter with severe malaria to the Axim Government Hospital. Nuabesa community does not have a health facility and the [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

Countdown to 2030 Regional Workshop on Use of Data and Evidence for Action and Accountability

ARHR is participating in a Countdown to 2030 regional workshop on the use of data and evidence for action and accountability in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop, which commences from 10th- 11th September, 2019, will bring [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

The life course approach to achieving Universal Health Coverage

As Ghana charts her course towards the achievement of Universal HealthCoverage (UHC) there is a need to establish a healthcare system rooted inUN Sustainable Development Goal 3 —that is, a system that can ‘ensure healthy [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

ARHR and Partners Storm Twitter to Demand Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Actions in National Health Policies

Using social media as a tool for advocacy, ARHR and its partners across the country stormed twitter with key messages to demand the implementation of gender equality and social inclusion actions in national health policies [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Community Leaders push for rights-based education on Malaria prevention and care in rural Ghana

Rights-based health education is the foundation of improved healthoutcomes. To achieve Universal health coverage people must be well informed about their right to physical and mental wellness, in addition tothe information and resources to help [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

The Depth of a Humanitarian’s Strength, Power and Love

Linda Baako, Midwife, Mpohor Health Centre World Humanitarian Day honours efforts of humanitarians all over the world and advocates for the bravery of supporting people especially in times of crises. As the world’s population increases, [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Ghana: Universal Health Coverage Roadmap

Universal Health Care (UHC) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ensuring that all people have access to health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Transforming Education for the Youth

There are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10-24 in the world, making up the largest population of youth to ever exist. Similarly, 57% of the Ghanaian population are young people under [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Domino Effect of Comprehensive Sexuality Education on Adolescent Girls

Adolescent Health Champions in a discussion It is a rainy Tuesday morning, 15 year old Afi carries her 6 month old son, Kojo, as she marches to her local CHPS compound. Despite the heavy rainfall, [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

From Evidence to Action: How Patient-led Research is Leading the Way to Quality Care in Ghana

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) emphasizes what services are available and how they are funded, managed and delivered. For the health system in Ghana to shift from being rigid and disease specific to a system that provides integrated, patient-centred care, there must be data systems capturing the needs of people and communities.

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

The Power of Patient Ownership and Self-Advocacy for Improved Health of Pregnant Women

Educating people and involving them in their care and treatment means supporting people to manage their own health and wellbeing on a daily basis. The Bridging Gaps, Innovate for Malaria (B4M) Project has equipped pregnant women with the tools and language to represent themselves and their views or interests, in the health care process...

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Success Stories|0 Comments

Find the Missing Millions

Hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death from infectious diseases globally. In a statement released by the Ghana Health Service, Ghana has a relatively high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus [...]

By |July 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

ARHR Advances the Health and Rights of Women and Girls

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme. The date reflects the Day of Five [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Factors Leading to an Increased Cost of Healthcare for GESI Groups

Several factors contribute to the difficulty in GESI groups accessing healthcare services. These include... http://arhr.org.gh/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_3433.jpg

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

GESI Actions in National Policies Towards UHC; So Far, So Good?

Gender Inequality and Social Exclusion (GESI) is aviolation of human rights and causes diversemultiplying negative effects on individuals and thesociety at large. Women, children, aged and othervulnerable groups are subjected to varying degreesof health related [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

World Blood Donor Day 2019: Safe Blood for All!

Blood donations are essential in ensuring individuals and communities have adequate access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality blood and blood products. Blood and blood products are vital in the management of [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Scaling up the CSE Project

With an increased funding from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), ARHR is scaling up its project, ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls through Improved Access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Quality Gender-responsive Sexual Reproductive Health services’, to the [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrating World Malaria Day 2019

World Malaria Day is a global observance day set to highlight, recognize and refuel global efforts in combating malaria.The purpose of this day is to provide “education and understanding of malaria” whilst also creating public [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Balance for Better: Equipping Girls with the Skills to Succeed

Home makers and keepers, weaker vessels, brides to be, among others are mostly the tags that are used to identify women/ girls. These tags seems most ideal for aspect of society, if not majority. Until [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

ARHR-UAHCC Communique to the Minister of Health


By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Courtesy Call on First Lady of Ghana

ARHR and its partner, Comic Relief, UK, has paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana on Wednesday, 30th January, 2019. The visit, among others, was to deliberate [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Collective Learning Session to Assess the T3 Policy Using Community Scorecards

A collective learning planning session to assess the Government of Ghana’s implementation of the T3 policy, using community scorecards, was held at the conference area of ARHR on Wednesday, 16th January, 2019. Participants of the [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Peer Educators Training Workshop – UNFPA/ARHR CSE Project

As part of activities of the UNFPA/ARHR Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Project, a 4 days training workshop was organized for ninety community peer educators (Adolescent Health Champions) from the various implementing communities from 3rd – [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|2 Comments

Trainer of Trainers Workshop – UNFPA/ARHR CSE Project

A trainer of trainers workshop was organized for ARHR’s local NGO partners and community facilitators on the UNFPA/ARHR Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Project at Oguaa Apartments and Lodging on 22nd and 23rd November, 2018. The [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) implements a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) Project

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights has commenced implementation of an initiative to empower adolescent girls through improved access to comprehensive sexuality education and responsive reproductive health services with funding from United Nations Population Fund [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Strengthen PHC to deliver quality malaria services

Strengthen Primary Health Care to Delivery Quality Malaria Services 

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sustainable Development Goals –Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Ghana through Primary Health Care

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In September 2015, 193 member countries of the United Nations (UN) met at the General Assembly to officially adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Along with a set of bold [...]

ARHR, GLOWA partner Ho Hospital

ARHR, GLOWA partner Ho Hospital, others … to fight child and maternal mortality Although scorecards from hospitals such as the Ho Municipal Hospital and the Mater Ecclesiae Clinic show promising results in terms of improved [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments