Hands-on experience in communities across Ghana provides UNICEF with the expertise to work with the government and civil society partners to protect and promote the rights of the country's poorest citizens and to give every child in Ghana a fair chance in life.
UNICEF Ghana’s goal is to create a positive cycle through which the next generation of children can break free of poverty and participate fully in Ghana’s growing economy. UNICEF supports Ghana’s government through service delivery, technical assistance, policy advocacy, capacity-building and analysis in the areas of nutrition, health care, immunization, education, child protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
For over 70 years, UNICEF has been putting children first, working to protect their rights and provide the assistance and services they need to survive and thrive all over the world.
Did You Know?
- When a girl is educated, she is more likely to educate her child. Using the mobile phone platform Agoo, UNICEF Ghana reached nearly 230,000 adolescent girls and young women in 2017 with information on sexual harassment in school, the prevention of child marriage and early pregnancy, and menstrual hygiene management to keep girls enrolled in school
- Fewer than one in five urban dwellers in Ghana has a toilet in their own household; 66 percent share a toilet with one or more other households. In 2017, UNICEF WASH services provided latrines for 130,000 people and enabled 100,000 people to live in open defecation-free communities
- Rapid urbanization in Ghana means that the number of children living in poverty in urban areas is likely to increase. In 2017, UNICEF strengthened core systems and processes in the Livelyhood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) cash transfer program, providing assistance to 213,000 families living in urban areas throughout Ghana