The Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (R3M) programme provides technical and financial support to increase access to family planning and comprehensive abortion services across Ghana.
Since 2006, Marie Stopes have supported the Ghana Health Service in implementing the R3M programme alongside organisations including the Population Council of Ghana, Ipas Ghana and Willows International. The programme now covers the areas of Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions.
The main objectives of R3M:
As a member, we value our role in the consortium that serves as a strong coordination mechanism for delivering sexual reproductive health and family planning services in Ghana.
It also helps to provide an environment for its partners to create synergy across their work.
Key to the ongoing success of our work in Ghana is the work we do with Non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Our current work with NGOs includes our partnership with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, to develop and promote a manual for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for schools. The results of this process will culminate in the Ministry of Education adopting the content of the manual as a basis for curriculum review to integrate CSE fully into the basic and second cycle educational curriculum.
To help enrich the services we provide across Ghana, part of our mission ensures we support public sector strengthening.
This includes expanding our service provision and helping to develop policy to expand sexual reproductive health education. By reaching more clients and raising more awareness of issues, we are able to further focus on reaching the most disadvantaged and marginalised areas of the country.
A total market approach to expanding access and awareness.