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To Norsaac, timely delivery of information is the best way to go in providing health care delivery to people. Thus, most of Norsaac’s interventions cater for the improvement of health via prevention through social and behavioral change approaches and channels at all levels of the chain.

The USAID’s Accelerating Social and Behavior Change Activity (ASBC) is a five-year (5) $29.1million project, implemented by a consortium of FHI 360 (the prime partner), Norsaac, Savannah Signatures, Mullen Lowe, and the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN). ASBC continues USAID’s long investment in the Ghana Health Service (GHS). ASBC will enable Ghana’s Health Promotion Division (HPD) to achieve its Strategic Objective to “lead SBC efforts using tested mass media and community engagement tools,” and to “magnify Communicate for Health learnings” whereby target populations (women of reproductive age, newborns, children <5, adolescents/youth <25) “sustainably adopt healthy behaviors and practices, including timely use of health services and products” (ASBC Goal) across multiple health areas nationally and in 17 zones of influences of the Northern Ghana –where the most severe health disparities persist.

Norsaac’s role: Norsaac is responsible for the achievement of result 2. The organization leads community mobilization and engagement of district structures and communities and will be held accountable for achieving coverage in each of the 17 districts and for progress in achieving measurable behavior change, leading local capacity building efforts and sub awardee management.

Duration: 5 Years 

Donor: FHI360 Through USAID

The Power to choose (P2C) is a seven-year Sexual Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR) project, which seeks to have increased enjoyment of health-related human rights by the most marginalized and vulnerable right holders, particularly women, adolescent girls, and children in the Savelugu and Sagnarigu municipalities.

Currently, Norsaac is working government institution such as GHS, GES, department of Gender, Community development and social welfare to increase knowledge and skills of adolescents and young people on SRHR through awareness creation, increase access and utilization of quality SRHR information among adolescents in Northern Ghana and create an enabling environment for Adolescent Girls and Young Women to exercise their SRHR.

The project is implemented in partnership with five local organizations in Ghana, (Norsaac, PPAG, SEND GHANA, WILDAF and PRADA).

Project Duration: 7 Years 

Donor : Global Affairs Canada through OXFAM IN GHANA

The Championing Nutrition and Gender Equality (CHANGE) project is a 5-year project in partnership with Children Believe and funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The primary objective of the project is to enhance nutritional outcomes for the most vulnerable populations, with a specific focus on pregnant and lactating women, along with their children, in disadvantaged regions of Ghana and Ethiopia.

The project will be implemented in three regions: the Northern, Savannah, and Upper East Regions of Ghana, encompassing a total of 108 communities.

The Project Objectives are:

Ultimate Project Outcome

Improved nutrition for the poorest and most marginalized (especially women, adolescent girls and children) in Ghana and Ethiopia.

The intermediate outcomes of the CHANGE project are as follows:

Outcome 1: Improved women’s leadership and control over resources for community and individual gender equitable nutrition practices

Outcome 2: Strengthened gender-equitable integrated nutrition and health services for the poorest and most marginalized especially women, girls and children.

Outcome 3: Improved effectiveness of key stakeholders to provide gender responsive community-based nutrition specifics activities for women, adolescent girls and children locally.

Project Duration: 5 Years 

Donor: Global Affairs Canada through Children Believe