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The future is accessible; Agya Bentil shows how!

At the age of 17 years, he experienced a medical condition which made him visit the hospital often; yet without any solution to the condition. With time, his condition worsened and he was left with a visual impairment. This made him a ‘burden’ to his family; even though they tried to make him comfortable. He […]
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Leaving no one behind through the promotion of social accountability at the local-level: a spotlight on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in Ghana

Introduction People who are most marginalized must participate in the monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the ‘leave no-one behind’ ambitions are to be met. In pursuance of equity with regard to access to quality health services without any financial restraints, participatory accountability frameworks are necessary for marginalized groups, often on […]
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CSOs Consultation on Key Updates; Post UN HLM on UHC

A CSOs consultation on key updates post United Nations High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been held by the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights and partners. The meeting, designed to include the voice of civil society in Ghana’s UHC discourse by enabling CSOs to reflect and comment on government’s actions, […]
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Improving the Quality of Health Care; Post ICPD25

  Introduction It is now more imperative than ever that the provision and experience of sexual and reproductive health must be of quality if we are to achieve the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Work (ICPD PoA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Quality care will enable people to live independent and fulfilling […]
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GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable

  25 years ago, women and men from 200 countries including Ghana gathered in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on women with the single goal to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference led to the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: a comprehensive policy […]
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Working together to prevent suicide; 40 seconds of action

  Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. This is heart breaking; an extreme physical sign of the prevalence of mental health.   Mental health is an area of health care which is so often neglected in the pursuit of quality, accessible and equitable health care. Systems and structures have not been properly […]
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Adolescent Health Champions undertake scorecard assessment of health facilities

  Adolescent Health Champions, assisted by a team comprising staff of ARHR; UNFPA; Department of Social Welfare, Ghana Health Service and Department of Gender and Social Protection, undertake a scorecard accountability assessment of some health facilities in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-metropolitan assembly, Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) and Nzema East Districts under the project ‘Empowering […]
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International Day for Universal Access to Information: “Leaving No One Behind”

  Access to quality and reliable information is a fundamental human right. It plays a transformative role in empowering citizens, giving equal opportunities and facilitating fair debate. Universal access to information promotes accountable and effective governments and paves the way for freedom of participation in public affairs. This year’s theme, Access to Information: Leaving No […]
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Demonstrating a Sense of Entitlement for Improved Health Care

  John Mensah of Nuabesa, a project and farming community in the Nzema East District, took his granddaughter with severe malaria to the Axim Government Hospital. Nuabesa community does not have a health facility and the nearest facility (CHPS compound) which is 2 km away could not offer her granddaughter the required treatment for malaria. […]
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