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Ghana

Date Started:

2019

Locations (2020):

2

New Clients Enrolled:

N/A

Our work in Ghana

mothers2mothers commenced operations in Ghana in late 2019. Our entry to Ghana—our first presence in West Africa—is made possible with the support of Comic Relief and British Airways, through their Flying Start partnership. Flying Start helps deliver a brighter future for young people in the communities to which British Airways flies. By focusing on Ghana’s youngest citizens, this partnership will help ensure Ghanaian children get a flying start to life.

A dozen Mentor Mothers entered into service in December 2019, working from two sites—Ashaiman and Atua. Through engagements with these Mentor Mothers, pregnant women and new mothers—living with, or at risk of, HIV—are receiveing life-saving education and support to help their families access healthcare, start and adhere to treatment, and stay in care. We focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH), nurturing care and Early Childhood Development (ECD), supporting the critical period of development from conception, through pregnancy and breastfeeding, to when children reach three years of age.

The policy environment in Ghana is particularly supportive for our work—the Government of Ghana has shown global leadership in becoming the first country to adopt the global Nurturing Care For Early Childhood Development framework developed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. m2m is proud to be working in partnership with the Government of Ghana (the Ghana Health Service and National AIDS Control Programme under the Ministry or Health, and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection) and other local stakeholders to achieve our aims.

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