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The deaf are discouoraged from going to hospital – GNAD boss

Many deaf people do not seek healthcare due to stigmatisation and the lack of communication between them and health workers. According to the Executive Director of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Mr Juventus Duorinaah, health workers still require knowledge about the deaf community, their Sexual Reproductive health (SRH) needs, steps for providing deaf friendly support services and basic awareness ...

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Disability Council gears up for IDPD celebration

Mr Kwamena Dadzie-Denis

The National Council on Persons with Disability has outlined series of activities to celebrate this   year’s International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD). The 2018 IDPD will be held globally on the theme, Empowering Person with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality. The celebration, which according to the Council is expected to be observed across the various regions in the ...

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Group launches programme on adolescent health

Mr Nii Ankonu Sarpei

The Programmes Manager of Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), a non-governmental organisation , Mr Nii Ankonu Sarpei, has re-stated the importance of adolescent reproductive health education, as a step to provide the framework within which health provision and other related interventions for adolescents and young people, would be coordinated and implemented. He said some young people, especially girls, grew ...

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Violence against children is unjustifiable: Let’s prevent it

National statistics indicate that more than 90 per cent of children in the country have reportedly experienced some form of violence, either in their residence or in the school environment. The data from the 2011 Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System report also shows that more than 21 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 were ...

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Traditional authorities must help reduce child exploitations – DCFI

Traditional authorities have been rallied to join forces and support efforts at reducing child abuse and all forms of sexual exploitation, particularly against the girl-child. This is the path to travel to enable girls pursue meaningful education and also acquire employable skills to make their lives better in future. Mr Martin Opoku Sekyere, Field worker for Defence for Children International ...

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Health professionals urged to stop stigmatizing children with Special Needs

Some parents of children with cerebral palsy have expressed concern about the level of stigmatization in some hospitals when handling children with special needs. Some of the parents said that stigmatization of children with special needs especially cerebral palsy starts right at the hospitals with the kind of attitudes and behaviors some health care professionals show towards the children Mrs ...

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2020 Census to capture data on Disability

The 2020 Population and Housing Census to be done by the Ghana Statistical Services, will for the first time capture data on disability. The Statistical Service will be using the Washington Group of Questions, a set of questions on disability designed for census use in the survey of general population. Some disabled persons’ organizations have lauded the move, but have ...

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Two NGOs to build one million toilets

Two non-governmental organisations {NGOs}, Yapa Environment and Sulabh International Centre for Action Sociology { SICAS}, have started the construction of one million ”Twin Pit” toilet facilities across the country in an effort to end open defecation. The project, which is in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, is also aimed at helping the country to tackle the ...

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PWDs receive employment opportunity

Mrs Adodo Adih-Nuviadenu

A project to create employment and livelihood opportunities for the vulnerable such as people living with disabilities {PWDs}, women and children, has been unveiled in Accra. Named the “Thankful Hearts Project,” it will entail the training of selected persons in mosaic artworks, in partnership with some individuals, corporate bodies and government stakeholders, after which jobs and projects would be secured ...

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Businesses urged to give employment opportunities to PWDs

Mr  Gyimah  Minkah  Andrews, Chief  Executive Officer  of  the  Nana SKB  Foundation, a non- Governmental Organization based in Asokere in the Ashanti Region is encouraging the business community in the country to give employment opportunities to Person with  Disabilities(PWDs) as they have a lot of competencies imbedded in them. Mr Andrews who is a visually impaired graduate of the University ...

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