With support from the Population Council, the Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Program worked with the Ghana Health Service to conduct a performance needs assessment on family planning (FP) integration in four facilities in two of the country’s regions. The purpose of this endeavor was ultimately to pilot a project to develop and implement interventions that would improve clients’ access to FP at these facilities, based on the current and desired FP service provision levels, from the viewpoint of facility staff themselves, while taking into account client preferences. This midterm survey sought to assess the status of the integration process of FP into other reproductive health services to enable the Population Council and other stakeholders to glean relevant and useful information regarding the course of their intervention, which seeks to facilitate the above integration process. The key points that emerge from this midterm assessment are compared to those of the baseline and are summarized under eight thematic areas: reproductive history, interaction with FP providers, FP provision, job expectations, performance feedback, motivation, knowledge and skills, and infrastructure.
Laar, Amos. 2012. "Integration of family planning into other health services in Ghana: Performance needs assessment at four facilities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions." Accra: Population Council.
Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (R3M) in Ghana