UNICEF in Ghana - Brochure
Find out all about UNICEF's work to improve the lives of children in Ghana
An estimated 13.6 million children live in Ghana today. While significant progress has been achieved to improve the well-being of children in recent years, progress has not as yet reached every child in Ghana.
Twenty-eight percent of children live in poverty. The exclusive breastfeeding rate for all babies from zero to six months is in decline.
Many children still face inequities, particularly in regard to where they live, whether they are a girl or a boy, and their personal characteristics. Sadly, it is still the case that many children with disabilities remain the most vulnerable – and are often invisible in society.
Sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy remain a serious concern as one in three girls aged between 15 to 19-year-olds have experienced some form of sexual violence. While three out of 10 children aged between 5 and 17 engage in child labour.
UNICEF continues to work day in, day out so that each child in every community, district and region can enjoy a happy childhood, pursue his or her ambitions and realize their full potential.