HealthKeepers Network

The HealthKeepers Network (HKN) was created to fill the health services and information gap in Ghana. HKN utilizes a franchise system that provides reliable service by mobilizing entrepreneurial women to distribute health commodities and information to rural villages. The system employs a door-to-door approach, encouraging community involvement in the distribution process. Community members and local caregivers are also encouraged to provide counseling on correct product usage.

Grants Received

GM-0003: Advancing Partners and Community-based Family Planning Project (Category B)

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    Award Period:
    June 01, 2013 to May 31, 2017

 Country: Ghana  |  Associated APC Country Office: USA - Washington, DC

Community Health Matters Focus Area:

With additional funding provided by a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), HKN plans to expand their community-based family planning (CBFP) project. The CBFP project aims to reduce the gap between the demand and the supply of HIV prevention and family planning (FP) products. The program provides access to affordable contraception, including condoms and oral contraceptives, as well as other products and services.

Keywords: Ghana, capacity building, family planning, sexual and reproductive health