Support for Scale-Up of Comprehensive Abortion Care in Northern Ghana-Technical Update
Abortion in Ghana is less restricted than in other sub-Saharan African countries, yet very few women are aware of their legal right to safe abortion and more than one in ten maternal deaths are attributed to unsafe abortion. Since 2007, Pathfinder International has implemented a comprehensive abortion care (CAC) project across the country’s three northern regions to promote the availability and expansion of quality CAC services and combat abortion-related stigma. This technical update discusses Pathfinder's global CAC approach and experience in Ghana, as well as the government's recent endorsement to scale up the approach in the north.
Pathfinder's 2011 Annual Report, "Breaking Down Barriers," looks at the obstacles people face in accessing sexual and reproductive health care and what Pathfinder has done in the past year to break these barriers down.
In 2008, Pathfinder International sponsored a delegation of key Brazilian and Peruvian partners to Mexico City to support ongoing abortion advocacy project in Brazil and Peru.