Ghana

Mothers in Wuri, Ghana wait for their children to be vaccinated during a community health day. CRS is working to increase childhood vaccination rates in remote areas. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/CRS

Mothers in Wuri, Ghana wait for their children to be vaccinated during a community health day. CRS is working to increase childhood vaccination rates in remote areas. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/CRS

Recognition by the international community as a democratic and economic leader in Africa has made Ghana a magnet for tourists, but few see the wide-spread poverty that still exists off the beaten path. Catholic Relief Services Ghana works with the Ghanaian people to tackle poverty with a holistic approach including projects that improve child and maternal health; increase access to clean water and sanitation; scale up farm production; and enhance community level savings and lending.

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Stats

Population:25,199,609 (July 2013 est.)
Size:92,098 sq mi; slightly smaller than Oregon
People Served:36,136,242 (2013 est.)

History

CRS Ghana was established in 1958, just one year after Ghana gained independence. In our 50 plus years of service and as an official office of the International Catholic Relief and Development Agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CRS Ghana has established itself as a trusted and respected partner in Ghana's development. Since 1987, in the spirit of CRS' mission to work with the poorest and most vulnerable populations, CRS Ghana has focused its efforts on the people living in the three most in-need regions: Northern, Upper West, and Upper East.

Partners

United States Agency for International Development
Ministry of Health via Ghana Health Service
Water Access Now

Programs

Agriculture
Health
HIV and AIDS
Microfinance
Water and Sanitation


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