Monday, February 1, 2016

Policy Dialogue, An interview with Johnson Addison, Ghana

An interview with Johnson Addison, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Hope for 
Future Generations, Ghana
Since 2001, HFFG has worked in close collaboration with her Donors and Implementing 

Partners, national, regional, and district level stakeholders, communities, and other civil 
society organisations to inform communities and thereby transform lives, achieving the
 following in the process;
Established a reproductive health centre at Ekumfi Ekrowful in the Mfantseman East District 

of the central region to improve access to quality maternal, neonatal, child health and primary 
health care services to over 5,000 people in the facility’s catchment. Partnered the Ghana Health 
Service (GHS) to revamp and also rehabilitate health centres in communities in the Ajumako 
Enyan Essiam and Mfantseman districts of the central region.
Trained 50 Models of Hope to provide HIV related prevention, treatment, care and support services

 to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) across the central region of Ghana. Reached an average of 3,000 
PLHIV with HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services annually since 2007 in the Central and 
Brong Ahafo regions. Reached an average of 10,000 key population (Most at Risk Population) –sex 
workers and non-paying partners with HIV prevention messages since 2010 in the Brong Ahafo region 
of Ghana. Johnson talks about the extend to which Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies 
(MMDAs) use evidence in project development planning, the opportunities that exist for MMDAs to
 use evidence in project development planning and why he will recommend the course on evidence 
informed policy making to MMDAs.

The VakaYiko Consortium, a three year project working in Ghana,

 South Africa and Zimbabwe to build the capacity of policy makers to access, evaluate and use evidence 
in policy-making. This interview was filmed during the policy dialogue workshop held in Ho, Volta Region 
of Ghana on 3rd November 2015. Editing by Joseph --

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