A project being sponsored by STAR-Ghana and aimed at ensuring Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been undertaken in the Agona East District in the central region.
The two years project, dubbed ‘Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)’ is being implemented by Young and Lonely Foundation (YLF) under the supervision of the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) every quarter.
The beneficiary communities are Nkran Ekura, Brahabekum, Otwekwa, Oboyambo and Fante Bawjiase. The GESI project is a project that seeks to eliminate exclusion issues affecting the disadvantaged and marginalized groups especially women and girls in rural communities.
The expected outcomes of the project are to ensure gender equality and social inclusion systematically integrated in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Ghana, citizens including target groups actively influencing the provision of equitable and gender inclusive health care and programming in UHC as part of project sustainability efforts.
The main objective is “to mobilize and strengthen the capacity of target groups/communities to actively demand implementation of the provisions of UHC (NHIS, CHPS) by August 2019.”