Our Story: In 2004, the Executive Director of Action Care – Ghana, Mr. Emmanuel Obeng and the Director of Programmes, Mr. Emmanuel Nuworzah interacted with a number of teenage mothers and youth infected and affected by HIV in the Western Region of Ghana during a training workshop organised by Family Health International (FHI), now known as Fhi360.
Their communication signaled desperation and helplessness and these were considered unfortunate in a country whose population pyramid base is youthful.
They analysed the situation whereby the challenges faced by these young people is linked to inadequate health education (including sexual and reproductive health and rights), insufficient livelihood support, low literacy, inappropriate cultural norms and practices, inadequate life development skills, drug and substance abuse, among others.
That year, the two quickly concluded that the role NGOs are playing to complement government’s efforts in developing its people is enormous and more hands are needed.
Being health and development workers, they decided to form this organisation due to the fact that many policies and protocols exist which should make life comfortable for the youth but inadequate action and most often no action is taken on them.
Action Care – Ghana, therefore is here to advocate for, and take action on issues that affect health of deprived and underserved people in rural and urban-poor communities.