Publications

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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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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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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The Depth of a Humanitarian’s Strength, Power and Love

  World Humanitarian Day honours efforts of humanitarians all over the world and advocates for the bravery of supporting people especially in times of crises. As the world’s population increases, with limited resources, humanitarian efforts become indispensable especially in times of crises. People all over the world may need help in one form or the […]
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Ghana: Universal Health Coverage Roadmap

  Universal Health Care (UHC) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ensuring that all people have access to health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective while also ensuring that the use of these services do not expose the user to financial hardship.Ghana has committed […]
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Transforming Education for the Youth

  There are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10-24 in the world, making up the largest population of youth to ever exist. Similarly, 57% of the Ghanaian population are young people under the age of 25. Without a doubt, it is imperative that issues pertaining to the youth are brought to […]
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Find the Missing Millions

Hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death from infectious diseases globally. In a statement released by the Ghana Health Service, Ghana has a relatively high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections. Between 2014 and 2018, 421 people died out of a total of 117,095 hepatitis cases. In spite of this, […]
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