Society for Family Health (SFH) International, has officially extended its family planning and other products in Ghana to replicate global life-saving interventions in HIV/AIDS prevention, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, and to ensure healthier living for all Ghanaians.
The launch ceremony, held in Accra on Friday 22nd April 2022, unveiled the organisation’s social marketing products namely Gold Circle Condoms produced in three flavours, FLEX Condoms produced in six flavours, water-based lubricant Lubrica produced in two flavours, Emergency Contraceptive Pills PlanNor, Mistol Tablets – SFH brand of Misoprostol, and high dose vitamin C plus Zinc tablets.
Country Manager of SFH International, Mrs. Theresa Maame Ekua Galley speaking to the media, explained that even though the organisation has been in existence in Ghana since 2018, this event was to formally introduce the organisation and its social marketing products to the Ghanaian market.
According to Mrs. Galley, “this is the first set of products that we have introduced on to the Ghanaian market. Going forward, we look to introduce another set of products that is going to target non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, some respiratory diseases and our own brand of antimalarial.”
Board Chair of SFH International Ghana, Dr Mrs. Irene Ackuaku, addressing the audience at the event shared, “Our focus is geared towards working in solidarity with communities, government, donors and the private sector for social justice. We stand for a Universal Health Coverage for all Africans using health systems and by strengthening and improving market development approaches. Our goal is to continue to establish our footprints in the marketplace, in Ghana and to improve and gain the needed visibility in the industry that will transcend beyond generations and make us a household name in our product offering.”
Dr. Chris Fofie, who represented the Director of Family Health Division – Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Kofi Issah commended SFH International for its commitment to ensuring healthier living.
He said, “There is a huge unmet need which is unlikely that the GHS alone can be able to address. SFH International Ghana has come to provide products that will fill the gaps that we can really be proud of and therefore Ghana Health Service is happy. I am happy that we are going to have SFH work within the confines of Ghana over a very long time.”
On his part, Managing Director of SFH Nigeria, Dr. Omokhudu Idogho expressed that “SFH is truly proud and excited with the reception it has received from all Ghanaians and our commitment to Ghana is for the long-haul.”
The launch assembled high-profile personalities such as the Programme Manager for the National AIDS/STI Control Programme – Dr.Stephen Ayisi Addo, Managing Director of SFH Nigeria – Dr. Omokhudu Idogho, Country Director for Marie Stopes Ghana, Anne Coolen among others.