Health Advocacy Project

Training community in advocacy for reproductive rights and improved service

Ghana, Africa   Show map +

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IATI Activity ID NL-KVK-41160054-103323
Cordaid ID 103323
RSR ID 384

Activity dates and status

Status Active
Planned Start Date June 1, 2010
Planned End Date Aug. 31, 2014
Actual Start Date June 1, 2010
Actual End Date Aug. 31, 2014


Project Plan 1. The in- and output of health prgrammes is monitored at district level, in a participatory way. Data are presented in reports and are used for lobby on district and national level. 2. Responsibility and transparancy of government on MDGs 3, 4 and 5 is improved by budget tracking. 3. The ARHR, the NGO member organizations and the Health Platform will be capacitated in research and lobby skills with regard to national health processes. 4. Links are created between community and district level health facilities to improve the sense of the community for their right to health care. Within the project, there is special attention for healh care personnel, contraception and reproductive health care for adolescents. Also attention is paid to district level health infrastructure - Community-Health Based Compounds/Centres.
Goals Overview To contribute to achieving the health related MDG (4, 5 and 6) in Ghana – leading to reductions in under five mortality rate by two-thirds, reductions in maternal mortality by three-quarters, halting the spread of HIV.
Target Group Women aged 15-49, as well as childre under the age of five
Summary of Project Plan The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) supports this project in Ghana. ARHR advocates for improved maternal health in Ghana. It trains young women in reproductive rights and lobby. It engages government, Ministry of Health for training midwives, provision of emergency obstetric care and family planning services.
Background In 2000, Ghana committed to the Millenium development Goals (MDGs). For some of the goals, Ghana is on the right trach, like the one for education. For MDG 4 and 5, progress is worse. The child and maternal mortality rate is increasing, especially in rural areas. The maternal mortality rate in Ghana is 560 per 100,000 live births. The percentage of pregnant women delivering under supervision of skilled staff is only 45%. Furthermore, there are problems with regard to clean drinking water, sanitation, malaria and a lack of qualified health staff, bad roads and poor transportation systems. In the focus districts of this project, the health infrastructure is inadequate beacuse of growing population. There are not enough trustworthy data on health indicators and civil society organizations are not enough involved in monitoring. people in the community are lacking knowledge on their rights for good health care.
Situation at start of project In June 2007 Cordaid firstly started a financing project with ARHR.
Sustainability This project aims particulary at capacity building for civil society organizations and communities at district level, to monitor progress on MDGs 4, 5 and 6. In this way, people are more aware of their rights and can press governments to intensify health programmes.
Keywords 949:Cordaid Healthcare

Recipient Countries

Country Percentage
GH - Ghana 100.0%


Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
5.555717 -0.196306 Ghana Accra
10.907778 -0.808056 Ghana Bongo and Builsa District
6.934703 -1.486986 Ghana KEEA and Agona East District


Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
13020 - Reproductive Health Care 13020 100.0% Unknown code

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Total 250000.00

Activity links

Link Alliance for reproductive health rights


Result Type Aggregation Status Description
National level advocacy and policy dialogues
Studies to generate evidence for advocacy
Community meeting between district authorities and people


Indicator Measure Ascending Baseline Period Start Period End Target Value Actual Value
Lobby trajectories on national level for health and social protection 1
Institutes with increased quality services 4
People receiving improved quality care 488000

Reporting Organisation

Name Cordaid
IATI ID NL-KVK-41160054
Type International NGO
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Name NL Min. Foreign Affairs
Type Government
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 464
Name Cordaid
IATI ID NL-KVK-41160054
Type International NGO
Role Funding partner, Accountable partner, Reporting organisation
RSR ID 273
RSR Funding Amount 250000.00
Type National NGO
Role Implementing partner
RSR ID 421
Name Cordaid Healthcare
Type National NGO
Role Sponsor partner
RSR ID 949

Contact Details

Organisation Cordaid
Name Healthcare
Job Title
Telephone 031 703136300
Address Lutherse Burgwal 10, Den Haag 2512 CB


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NL Min. Foreign Affairs
NL Min. Foreign Affairs


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