Motto: FHF- ‘If the Foundations are destroyed how the people can stand?’ (Ps 11: 3)
Family Health Foundation is a christian oriented, non-profit making, non-governmental organization. It is registered under the laws of Ghana as a company limited by guarantee with the registrar generals department, with number D.S.W/1555. Its main target groups are young people and their parents/guardians, and policy makers at local, district, regional and international levels.
FHF is headed by an Executive Director. She is a Demographer and a Public Health/Reproductive Health Specialist, a graduate of the University of Ghana and the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She is also the founder of the organization and is assisted by a team of excellent staff, Volunteers and Advisors who have the relevant expertise in Project Management, Reproductive Health, Research, Advocacy, Capacity building, Legal, Population and Youth development issues.The Management team is governed by a 9 member Board of Directors.
Over the past years,there has been a growing concern for the health and development of young people.Young people between the ages of 10 to 19 years number more than 1 billion, comprise nearly one fifth of the worlds' population and are still growing in number. In Ghana, the population of young persons between 10 to 19 years has increased from 20% in 1993 to 30.4% in 2000 according to the 2000 Ghana Population and Housing Census results. The risk associated with sexual and social activity, early childbearing, high rate of single parenthood,poverty,etc are most serious among these groups.The consequences include too early and unwanted pregnancies often leading to unsafe abortions,child labour and exploitation, low attainment of carrier goals, streetism and recently HIV/AID. In Ghana, nearly 90% of the cumulative AIDS cases from between 1986-2003 are between 15-49 years, with the peak ages for infection being 25-29 years for females and 30-34 years for males.
Concerns for the welfare of young people are therefore rightly justified.these have been shown since the World Summit for Children in 1990, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, the Beijing Conference in 1995 and other related post conference in the late nineties and early twenties.
To establish solid foundations for families by providing physical, social, psychological, academic and economical support to young people, women and their families to enable them achieve their God given goals in life.
To be a leading NGO in the world, addressing issues on young people and women.