The Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST) completed six rounds of the PMA2020 family planning survey in Ghana between 2013 and 2017. In collaboration with Ariadne Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, two rounds of the PMA Primary Health Care (PHC) survey were completed in 2016 and 2017 to measure general health seeking behaviors. A PMA Abortion survey was conducted in 2018 in collaboration with the Guttmacher Institute to measure abortion incidence. 

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Survey Results Summaries

PMA uses innovative mobile technology to support low-cost, rapid-turnaround surveys monitoring key health and development indicators. Surveys are completed by resident enumerators, uploaded to a central server via a mobile data network, cleaned and analyzed. Results are disseminated shortly after.

Technical Area Survey Results Brief Indicators Report
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 4 SDG Indicators, 2015 English
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 6, 2017 English
Adolescent & Young Adults PMA2020, Round 6, 2017 English
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene PMA2020, Round 5, 2016 English
Menstrual Hygiene Management PMA2020, Round 5, 2016 English
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 5, 2016 English English
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 4, 2015 English English
Adolescent & Young Adults PMA2020, Round 4, 2015 English
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 3, 2014 English English
Family Planning PMA2020, Round 2, 2014 English English

Snapshot of Indicators

Snapshot of Indicators (SOIs) are online tables  that provide a summary of key family planning indicators and information on sample design, questionnaires, data processing, response rates and sample error estimates.

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Research in Ghana


of women reported an unmet need for family planning in 2018, down from 21.7% in 2015.


PMA has a variety of publications including briefs, reports and overview documents  that may be used to inform health policy and programming decisions. Listed below are publications authored by PMA faculty, students, staff, and partners that draw upon PMA data. 

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Implementing Partner

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medicine logo

Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

KNUST is Ghana’s premier University of Science and Technology. KNUST’s mission is to provide an environment for teaching, research and entrepreneurship training in Science and Technology for the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana, Africa and other nations.

KNUST also offers service to community, is opened to all the people of Ghana and positioned to attract scholars, industrialists and entrepreneurs from Africa and other international communities.

The University has six Colleges, including the College of Health Sciences. 


Principal Investigator

Dr. Easmon Otupiri

Easmon Otupiri, DVM, PhD, MPH, MSc

Dr. Easmon Otupiri is a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Medical Sciences in the Department of Community Health. His research background includes home-based management of malaria in children under-five, development of community-based health systems through a network of community-based agents, and community-based management of pneumonia with antibiotics. His work on PMA2020 builds on a collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health that includes support for the multi-country “Family Health and Wealth” panel survey. Dr. Otupiri holds a DVM and MSc in Field Epidemiology from Romania, an MPH, MSc in Health Services Planning and Management, and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Ghana.