The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1967. It became a full member of IPPF in 1969. The Association has a long history of leadership in Family Planning programmes in Ghana and has pioneered many projects including Family Life Education (FLE) for the Youth, Male Clinics and the integration of Family Planning into Community Development Projects.
Originally, the Association was focused on family planning for adults until some transformation began in 1999 with focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). In line with the ICPD program of action, the National Population Policy and the National Youth Policy, the Association, PPAG expanded its focus to cover young people between10 to 24 years (Primary target), both in and out of school.
In addition, men and women of reproductive age remain PPAG’s secondary target.
It is currently the leading Non-Governmental Organization providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in Ghana. The Association works to complement the efforts of government in providing healthcare and development for the nation.
All people in Ghana, especially the young population, and vulnerable groups, have unhindered access to and utilize Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services.
To provide comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services to all people in Ghana especially the young and vulnerable towards enhancing the quality of life.
PPAG Core Values
We believe: in team-spirit and volunteerism, continue to be results-oriented in an environment that provides youth friendly SRHR services that address the needs of young people and promote their participation through partnership in a win-win situation by upholding high standards of accountability throughout our service delivery without compromising on confidentiality with our clients and partners in mind whilst ensuring gender-sensitive programming.
The Association’s primary target is young people aged 10-24 especially the marginalized in rural and urban communities, both in and out-of-school.
Other Men/Women of reproductive age who constitute the secondary target of PPAG are provided with SRH services in the Association’s youth friendly clinics which are on demand.
In 1999, PPAG began a three-year transformation that changed its focus from Family Planning (FP) for adults to SRH for young people.
PPAG now focuses on the youth because they constitute fifty four percent (54%) of the Ghanaian population and providing them with SRH information will help them make healthy choices for themselves and future generations.