The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights has been nominated to serve as the Task Force Lead for one of the Technical Working Groups supporting the Ministry of Health’s Universal Health Coverage Prioritization Operation Plan (POP).
The thematic area being led by ARHR focuses on ‘Further strengthening of Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and going beyond to cover adolescent and mental health and non-communicable diseases’. The nomination follows Ghana’s acceptance to receive support from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) from May 2019.
The GFF for Women, Children and Adolescents is a multi-stakeholder partnership that is helping countries tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children and adolescents. The GFF works with multi stakeholders including the Government of Ghana and its health agencies, the private sector and other developmental partners as well as CSOs to accelerate progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Additionally, the GFF will help empower Ghana to prioritize the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents within their budgets and to align partners around a country-driven, prioritized investment case to save lives and improve the health and well-being of Ghanaians.
ARHR, PPAG and Ghana’s Coalition of NGOs in Health have been facilitating CSO participation in the GFF processes since the acceptance of Ghana onto the facility.