Ghana

PSI’s Ghanaian independent network member, the Total Family Health Organisation (TFHO), supports Ghanaians in improving their own health using proven, effective products and services in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, child health, maternal health and water, sanitation and hygiene. TFHO’s market-driven approach to healthcare, particularly in the area of reproductive health, enables consumers to make informed choices regarding the health services and products they receive.

Our Presence in
Ghana

TFHO

The Total Family Health Organisation (TFHO), an independent network member of PSI is a non-profit Ghanaian social marketing organization that works to improve the health of Ghanaians through social marketing of products and services. TFHO’s core intervention areas include sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, child health and water, sanitation and hygiene.

How we
work

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Consumer
Led

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Market Development

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Program
Design

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Social
Enterprise

Our
Impact

In 2019, the Total Family Health Organisation provided almost 400,000 years of healthy life for its clients, including:

11,000

improved latrines

1.4 million

years of protection from unintended pregnancy for Ghanaian couples

Practice Areas
We Focus On

Modern contraceptive methods are a proven and cost-effective solution for enhanced maternal and child health. In addition, appropriate, accessible and accurate information on these methods prevents unintended pregnancies and contributes to a healthy way of life. With its interventions, Total Family Health Organisation (TFHO) aims to bring contraceptive knowledge closer to those who need it most, helping to fulfill Ghana’s commitment to the FP2020 goals through advocacy and collaboration with various partners.

Both maternal health and child health are a major public health concern in Ghana, and the Ghanaian government has directed resources to increase the quality of life for this group. TFHO’s activities in maternal and child health aim to support Ghana’s vision of improving key health indicators for this group.

Good WASH practices play a major role in preventing water-borne diseases and improving health and nutrition. There are hundreds of WASH-related deaths in Ghana each year, which are created by insufficient access to safe drinking water, open defecation and improper waste disposal. Using its social marketing activities and experience, TFHO’s programs are designed to improve access to WASH products and services and actively engage with its consumers to adopt sanitary behaviors.

Featured Projects

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A Spotlight on Camber Collective and the Plan A Project

Project Lead: Camber Collective

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Support for International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO2)

Donor: USAID

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PMI Impact Malaria

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative

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PMI VectorLink

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Project Lead: Abt Associates

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Hygienic Toilets for All: A Market Entry Program in Ghana

Donor: USAID and Lixil

Project Lead: PSI

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Our
Leadership

Demi Priscilla Duah

Technical Director Total Family Health Organisation

Sandra Akuamoah

Director of Finance and Operations Total Family Health Organisation

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