Our 5 Year Blueprint

This strategic plan provides the operational framework for HFFG’s institutional and programme direction for the next five years (2018-2022).
It has been developed through an all-inclusive and participatory approach involving Board members, beneficiaries, staff and key stakeholder/partners.

Highlights of the plan

For the next 5 years, HFFG will focus on providing Primary Health Care services at all levels and health promotion using community mobilization and innovative, participatory, Social and Behaviour Change  strategies that are acceptable to communities and other beneficiaries.

HFFG will continue to work in all Primary Health Care intervention areas especially safe motherhood and family planning,  neonatal and Child Health, including promotion of immunization and nutrition for children under five and women in their fertility age group.

Other areas of work will include HIV & Tuberculosis, Malaria, Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) promotion and education. HFFG will also focus on gender mainstreaming at all levels.

In order to prevent duplication and ensure sustainability of programmes, HFFG will work closely in partnership with Ghana Health Service, District Assemblies, other government agencies and Non State Actors at all levels as well as with existing community structures.

The strategic objectives under this focus area are:

  1. Provide strategic interventions in selected areas of health including HIV, SRHR, adolescent reproductive health and family planning.
  2. Contribute towards efforts to ensure access to quality and affordable public health services.
  3. Child Survival
  4. Health Promotion and Primary  health interventions using Health systems  for positive health outcomes.

HFFG is committed to working with all communities and stakeholders to help build healthy, progressive and prosperous communities during the next five years.

The organization will work with residents, community groups and other government agencies to improve the social wellbeing of the community within a social justice, equity and responsiveness framework making it a more inclusive place to live.

HFFG is also committed to strengthening  community structures and linkages and addressing the need for them to build resilience and cohesion, collectively building resources, stimulating sustainability and generating social capital within the community for building their future together.

We will work with community leaders by building the capacity of the community members where they will feel safe, proud and equipped with adequate and accessible resources to demand accountability from duty bearers.

The strategic objectives under this focus area are:

  1. Contribute to strengthening  health systems and community linkages to achieve Universal Health Coverage
  2. Enhance community capacity structures in SBCC strategies
  3. Strengthen formal education at the basic level
  4. Develop the capacity of community based organisations  and identified community change agents
  5. Strengthen linkages with public and private health systems

Women and young girls face unprecedented challenges to their livelihoods and identities.

A key way for them to escape and stay out of poverty is to establish sustainable livelihoods for them. HFFG will continue to work to enhance economic opportunities for women and girls through development of knowledge and skills, as well as linking them to business development support services.

These will include efforts towards improved confidence and self-esteem. HFFG will focus on working with women groups in their reproductive age, women and boys with disability, and women working in male dominated areas such as mining areas to provide opportunities for alternative livelihoods.

The strategic objectives under this focus area are:

  1. Training and provision of micro-finance for women using the VSLA model
  2. Improving access to land for women and young girls
  3. Income generation skills training and start-up support for women and girls
  4. Provision of business leadership and financial management trainings

There is opportunity for tracking the various regional and global development goals and targets as well as developing programme interventions in these areas within HFFG operational communities.

Specifically, the Global level 2030 Agenda, the SDGs (goals 1, 3, 5 and 6), and Agenda 2063 of the Africa Union, ICPD, Maputo Plan of Action, Financing for Development etc.

HFFG would engage on these issues at two levels – firstly, at the national/community level where HFFG would build capacity of community structures in social accountability and monitoring; advocate for the capacity of partners and constituents in-country to be built on the implications of these agreements on everyday programming and activities as well as advocate for the development of appropriate programmes that respond to meet the required targets.

Secondly, at the regional and international levels, HFFG would lead the advocacy efforts to ensure that African governments continue to provide the necessary favorable environments, regional and global policy frameworks from which CSO’s can draw programme responses.

All these opportunities will be harnessed by HFFG to ensure effective programme implementation and to develop new programme interventions.

The strategic objectives under this enabling strategy area are:

  1. Support the development and implementation of a national advocacy framework/agenda that seeks to promote key regional and global development (SDG) goals and targets.
  2. Establish effective partnership mechanisms with government institutions to lobby and advocate for policy change, enforcements and budgetary allocations.
  3. Develop partnership with CSOs and community structures in the effective implementation of programmes.
  4. Strengthen Partnership and Collaboration with government agencies, research institutions, Academia, CSOs and the communities to respond adequately to Child Health, HIV, TB, Malaria, COVID-19 and other public health issues

HFFG Board of Directors will be trained to support resource mobilization, advocacy and implementation of this strategic plan. The Board of Directors will also operationalize board level committees system to support specific operational areas of HFFG.

In addition, HFFG’s Policies and guidelines will also be periodically reviewed based on the strategic information generated every 2 years. HFFG will strengthen its coordinating framework to ensure that programme interventions are timely, effective and efficient. Staff shall have clear targets for which they are accountable.

New technologies will be harnessed to create more efficient and effective work processes e.g. focusing on social and digital media as a useful tool for communication, social accountability monitoring and advocacy. A system for monitoring and assessing performance shall also be put in place to ensure compliance to policy directives.

The strategic objectives under this enabling strategy area are:

  1. Strengthen the governance system – Board and management
  2. Strengthen the capacity of staff at all levels especially staff who are coordinating, managing and implementing projects.
  3. Strengthen internal structures and work processes including management system and Human Resources Management.
  4. Establish a Business Continuity and Succession Planning

HFFG currently gets support from external donors and a few local donors, however there is over- reliance on donor funding (especially external).

In view of  the  threats of global economic downturn; competition of current world financial resources, wars and unstable governments; dwindling global support for social work and, changing global policies; as well as possible competitions from other local NGOs, HFFG needs to start looking for alternative sources of funding.

HFFG ought to move to a point where it will be able to generate funds internally to start projects. These will include formalizing resource mobilization and fund raising activities, establishing a health training institution to train health assistants, provide technical and capacity building support services to CSO’s and increasing the visibility of the organization.

The strategic objectives under this enabling strategy area are:

  1. Engage in active Resource Mobilization and fund raising
  2. Establish HFFG Health educational institution to train health care givers and pre- nursing trainings.
  3. Establish HFFG training and capacity building department to provide training and Technical Support services to other CSOs and institutions.
  4. Increase the organization’s visibility through communication, branding and marketing

Strategic information will be collected through the research, monitoring and evaluation system and structures at all the levels. These structures that provide information for making informed decisions will be strengthened. 

HFFG intends to use platforms like annual strategy meeting with partners and donors, monthly management meetings and quarterly technical meetings with all programme staff to provide strategic information, guidance and direction to programme planning and implementation.

The objectives under this enabling strategy area are:

  1. Strengthen staff capacity in Social Accountability, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Sharing.
  2. Enhance Learning, knowledge management and best practice documentation of HFFG interventions.
  3. Generate strategic information for evidence based decision making
  4. Implement the recommendations by the team from the Global Health Corporate Champion Programme (GHCCP) on the structure and processes pertaining to the data management system within HFFG.
  5. Strengthen stakeholder and beneficiaries engagement and media relations.