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Life In Ghana Prison Is Like Living In Hell – Ex-convict

Apart from your freedom that is denied you, life in Ghana prison is like living in hell, says ex-convict Emmanuel Odoom. “The food you are given in the prison isn’t food that you eat at home; it is food that is cooked by prison standards..and as for meat and fish, we eat them once in a blue moon,” Emmanuel narrated ...

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Stakeholders review Child Labour Monitoring System to make it more functional

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations

A two-day national forum to review the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring System{GCLMS} to improve child welfare and protection services across the country is underway in Accra. The GCLMS is a holistic and dynamic process for monitoring all forms of child labour, with particular emphasis on the worst forms of child labour. The review is expected to inject a high level ...

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Stakeholders demand establishment of disability desks in Ghana’s Hospitals

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang -Manu

A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country’s heath facilities to ensure ease of access by Persons with Disability (PWDs). Such initiative, according to stakeholders, would embolden Persons with Disability to access the health facilities without fear of discrimination, stigmatization and the use of denigrating languages against ...

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Ghana makes progress in reproductive health – Report

The 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) Report has revealed that there has been remarkable improvement in maternal health indicators since the conduct of the first Maternal Health Survey in 2007. According to the report, launched in Accra on Thursday, mothers in Ghana are healthier now than ever before and are seeking and obtaining the health care they need. It ...

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Bagbin given 4days to apologize to PWDs

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations {GFD} has given the MP for Nadowli West Constituency and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin an ultimatum of 4 days starting from today  to come out and render an unqualified apology to persons with disabilities and the people of Ghana. The demand by the GFD followed what many described as reckless statement ...

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UNDP to launch Human Dev’t Report on Northern Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All”. The report explores development challenges and opportunities in Northern Ghana and offers suggestions for poverty eradication in the zone. The Northern Ghana Human Development Report (NG-HDR) is based on a study that investigated ...

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Minister urges Ghanaians to help end human trafficking

Otiko Djaba, Gender Minister

Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called on Ghanaians to help end human trafficking in the country, which she described as a crime to humanity. She said: “We cannot continue to pretend not to know the dangers of human trafficking and so there was the need for all of us in the communities ...

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Child Marriage In Western Region Alarming

Frank Ofosu-Asante

The Western Regional Manager of the National Population Council (NPC) Frank Ofosu-Asante has expressed concern about the increasing rate of child marriage in the region.  Statistics indicate that 37 per cent of girls in the Western Region would be married before they turn 18. He bemoaned the fact that most teenage girls, particularly those in the remote areas in the ...

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Call for establishment of disability desks in Ghana’s health facilities

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country’s heath facilities to ensure easy accessibility by Persons with Disability (PWDs). Such initiative, according to stakeholders, would embolden Persons with Disability to access the health facilities without fear of discrimination, stigmatization and the use of denigrating languages against them ...

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PWDs schooled on sexual and reproductive health right

A section of the PWDs at the Health Session

Persons with Disability (PWDs) in four Municipal and District Assemblies within the Greater Accra Region have been given some tutorials relative to sexual and reproductive health rights. The move was meant to raise awareness and equip PWDs with the requisite knowledge on available family planning methods, sexually transmitted infection prevention methods as well as how to demand for their rights ...

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