In 2010, DKT established its Ghana office in the country’s capital, Accra.
Work in Ghana proved to be difficult. As a country, Ghana has made strong progress against many Millennium Development Goals, and has eradicated polio. However, progress in maternal health and family planning continues to be slow. DKT’s objective in Ghana is to raise the contraceptive prevalence rate and reduce maternal mortality. To accomplish this, DKT trains nurses and midwives to provide IUDs and implants and ensures that high quality IUDs, implants, and other contraceptives and are widely available in the private sector and easily affordable.
DKT Ghana has two condom brands, Kiss and Fiesta, which are both targeted to young consumers. Kiss is a low-priced condom that provides the greatest affordability for young Ghanaians, and fills a gap in the market for a high-quality, affordable condom. DKT currently has three female contraceptives under the brand name Lydia, including an oral contraceptive pill, and IUD and the Lydia Postpill (emergency contraceptive pill).
In 2017, DKT Ghana generated 411,282 couple years of protection.
DKT Anglophone West Africa will expand its reach to serve Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2018.
For more information, please contact our country director. You can find contact information here