Ghana is working toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC). This is driven, in part, by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3—Good Health and Well-Being, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Achieving this feat will improve equity of access as people, especially the poor can access quality health services without financial hardships. Ensuring equitable access to family planning (FP) is essential to securing the well-being of women and supporting the health and development of communities. One pathway to ensuring equity is the inclusion of FP in affordable insurance. While the inclusion of FP in the National Health Insurance Scheme is critical to the equity of FP distribution, the issues identified in this brief would have to be addressed before or in the course of scale-up to achieve the desired results.
Fuseini, Kamil and Augustine Ankomah. 2021. "Issues for consideration in the scale-up of the inclusion of family planning in the National Health Insurance benefits package in Ghana," project brief. Accra: Population Council.