Introduction & Background

The introduction of Family Planning activities in Ghana started in 1966 when Mrs. Betty Hull, the Regional Liaison Officer of the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] visited Ghana to explore the possibilities for the formation of a Family Planning Association.

After a series of meetings with interested individuals in the promotion of family planning in Ghana the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana [PPAG] was established in March 1967 and became a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1969.

The Association has since then worked to complement the efforts of government in providing healthcare and development for the nation. Thus since its inception PPAG has developed expertise in a variety of projects with the welfare of the individual and the family as focal points

Following a three-year transformation process in 1999, the Association has now widened its scope from a narrow family planning focus to cover other Sexual and Reproductive health [SRH] issues including HIV/AIDS with emphasis on the youth aged 10 24 years. This was as a result of the adoption by IPPF of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Charter following the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development [ICPD] held in Cairo.

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