Country Manager at SFH International Ghana, Mrs. Theresa Maame Ekua Galley
The Society for Family Health International Ghana (SFHIG) is about to launch its operations and products in the Ghanaian market to ensure improved health services and access to reproductive health services for Ghanaians.
The organization, part of the emerging pan-African non-governmental organization (NGO) SFH International, seeks to use its grassroots program approaches in social marketing, behavior change communication, research, monitoring and education. evaluation to implement health programs across Ghana.
SFH International Ghana Country Officer, Theresa Maame Ekua Galley, speaking ahead of the launch, explained, “The aim of the organization is to expand access to information, care, services and products on family planning and reproductive health, prevention and management of HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention and treatment and prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, cancer) and drinking water systems.
“We aim to use innovation, strategic partnership and related political commitment to support the development of stronger health and community systems,” she added.
According to Ms. Galley, SFHIG will work with the government, public and private health sector to improve the quality of health services and expand the frontier of universal health coverage for all Ghanaians.
Globally, SFH International reaches an average of 28 million people per year (60 million in 2018 alone) through its demand creation, service delivery and health education activities.
Among other things, the Organization has delivered more than 2.8 billion male condoms, 106 million cycles of OCPs (oral contraceptive pills) and ECPs (emergency contraceptive pills) and 15 million injectable contraceptives as well as 72 million artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) for Malaria and 30 million rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria; improving the lives of more than 50 million people.