HealthKeepers Network (HKN), founded in 2009, is a nonprofit, local development organization, registered in Ghana with number DSW 4875.
HKN grew out of a social franchising program initiated in Ghana in 2006 by Freedom from Hunger, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization classified as a 501(c)(3) and headquartered in Davis, California.The HKN program is an innovation that applies a business solution to a nagging public health problem and making it a smart business opportunity for local entrepreneurs. The HKN program is an initiative which provides unprecedented and sustainable access to life-saving health protection products and services along with information for the rural poor and the underserved populations. It builds on existing distribution networks (traditional and non-traditional) and the entrepreneurial spirit of community based agents, especially women, as well as the organizations own expertise in health training and service linkages in hard to reach communities.
HealthKeepers Network brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against diseases, chronic hunger and poverty. Together with our partners, we equip individuals and families with resources they need to build futures of hope, health and dignity.
HNK,Executive Director,Daniel Mensah,in a tete-a-tete discussion with Bono in Ghana.
Advancing Partners and Communities (APC)
Since June 2013, under USAID Cooperative Agreement number AID-OAA-A-12-00047, HKN has awarded a four-year grant by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and its partners to provide services and support for the Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project. Under this project, HKN is leveraging its years of experience and lessons learned to address the unmet need for short-term family planning methods in 25 selected districts in up to five focus regions in Ghana: Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Northern and Western regions; diminish barriers to accessing health information and affordable products; and develop sustainable strategies to make these methods widely available.