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Push for increased investment in mental health intensifies

Mental Health experts and campaigners have reignited calls on the government and other relevant stakeholders to prioritize issues relative to mental health by increasing investment in the area. They bemoan that mental health is mostly considered an afterthought when it comes to the allocation of resources. This, they say, is as a result of the burden of infectious and non-communicable ...

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Rainforest Alliance introduces more financial benefits for farmers

Rainforest Alliance certified Cocoa farmers and other Agricultural produce will enjoy additional financial benefits from July, 2022, as a motivation to continue to produce in a sustainable manner.  As part of its 2020 Certification Programme, the Rainforest Alliance (RA) is rolling out two financial requirements for the buyers of Rainforest Alliance Certified commodities. The financial benefits include Sustainability Differential (SD) and ...

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‘Dramatic’ boost needed in climate adaptation: UN environment agency

Although policies and planning for climate change adaptation are increasing, financing and implementation lag behind, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report launched on Thursday.  The Adaptation Gap Report 2021: The Gathering Storm calls for ramping up funding and action to address the growing impacts of climate change.  “As the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse ...

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Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate to begin administering Moderna vaccines on Friday

The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate will commence the administration of the Moderna Vaccines within the region from the 5th of November to the 10th of November 2021. The vaccines will be deployed to all 29 districts within the Greater Accra Region and will be available in all public health facilities within the period. The vaccine is available for persons ...

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White House Official Visits Ghana to Discuss Infrastructure Opportunities

U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh visited Accra this week to discuss President Biden’s Build Back Better World initiative with stakeholders and to meet with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.  Singh’s visit to Ghana follows his participation in COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, where President Biden reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to addressing the climate crisis while mobilizing investment capital to ...

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MEHSOG, BasicNeeds take mental Health advocacy to Ga West Municipality

A community durbar on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Persons with mental health disorders has been held for residents of Ga West Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region.   The durbar was purposed to equip the public with the requisite knowledge on issues regarding access to information on SRHR  for people with mental health conditions, family planning ...

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MindFreedom-Ghana fights COVID-19 challenges facing persons with mental health

MindFreedom Ghana, a  mental health advocacy organization, has unveiled a two-year project to help fight the underlining challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic facing persons with mental health conditions and promote their fundamental rights to live decent lives as every citizen. The ongoing project, which commenced in 2020 and is expected to end in 2022, highlights the “Institutional strengthening and awareness-raising ...

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Stakeholders sensitized on Sexual and Reproductive Rights of persons with mental health conditions

Residents in the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 defied the strong winds and heavy rain to attend a community durbar structured to educate them on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of Persons with mental health conditions.   The durbar was meant to raise awareness and equip the public with the requisite ...

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ABANTU, WMC Congratulate newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana

ABANTU for Development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) of Ghana have joined hands to offer their sincerest congratulations to Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo on being confirmed as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon.  “We take tremendous pride in the promotion of Prof. Amfo to the high profile position in institutional administration at the University ...

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Madagascar: Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine

More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).  The region has been hit hard by successive years of severe drought, forcing families in rural communities to resort to desperate measures just to survive.  Madagascar, the fourth largest island in ...

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