The power of education to end female genital mutilation

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has proved remarkably tenacious, despite attempts spanning nearly a century to eliminate it. Nevertheless, a number of countries have seen some declines in the practice – at least up until the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of which is yet to be fully understood. Other changes in FGM are […]
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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child – Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being

Girls have over the years shown enviable strength, resilience, character, will, and ability to break through mitigating barriers, setbacks, and limitations that war against them, and contribute to global discussions and development in their own ways. Girls survive bullying, and poverty, among others, in their educational pursuits and break glass ceilings on the academic front. […]
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World Mental Health Day, 2023

World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2023   “Our minds, our rights” World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right. Mental […]
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The Crucial Role of Family Planning in Advancing Ghana’s National Development

Family planning (FP) plays a critical role in shaping multiple dimensions of societal progress, including fertility management, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and women’s empowerment. Its significance is underscored by its central role in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly targets 3.7 which aims to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare […]
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Accelerating Efforts in the Fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence to Improve the Well-being of Women and Girls

Perceived as the most common type of violence, sexual and gender-based violence refers to any act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships. It is considered a violation of the human rights of survivors, and includes physical, social, sexual, economic, domestic, and psychological abuses with […]
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Nullifying Myths and Misconceptions about the Use of Contraceptives among Adolescents

Quite a good number of adolescents, both in developed and developing countries, use contraceptives, yet, many myths and misconceptions surrounding the usage of contraceptives persist. This, consequently, put uninformed adolescents at risk of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections due to the non-usage of contraceptives based on these myths and misconceptions. An analysis of the […]
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Invest in health workers

Investing in the Health Workforce Beyond Covid-19

There is no questioning the central roles of health workers within the health system and how they are one of the most valuable resources for delivering quality health care. However, the chronic nature of health workforce challenges globally presents genuine concerns bordering on the ability to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the key to improving […]
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