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 […]
A section of Ghanaians are socially excluded and marginalized in their quest to seek for health care. They do not benefit from the services which are well within their rights as humans. This group consists of persons with disabilities (PWDs), women and adolescents who are trapped in needless cycles of poverty. Inequality and social […]
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. […]
Rights-based health education is the foundation of improved health outcomes. To achieve Universal health coverage people must be well informed about their right to physical and mental wellness, in addition to the information and resources to help manage, prevent and treat illness. Justice Peh, Project coordinator for Development Focus – a community organisation in the […]
It is a rainy Tuesday morning, 15 year old Afi carries her 6 month old son, Kojo, as she marches to her local CHPS compound. Despite the heavy rainfall, Afi is determined. After one pregnancy at 14, she is intent on preventing any other pregnancies until she is ready. Before Kojo, Afi did not know […]
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) emphasizes what services are available and how they are funded, managed and delivered. For the health system in Ghana to shift from being rigid and disease specific to a system that provides integrated, patient-centred care, there must be data systems capturing the needs of people and communities. Health research that generates […]
Educating people and involving them in their care and treatment means supporting people to manage their own health and wellbeing on a daily basis. The Bridging Gaps, Innovate for Malaria (B4M) Project has equipped pregnant women with the tools and language to represent themselves and their views or interests, in the health care process...