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16 Oct 2017 description
report Global Communities

New Behavior Change Communication Package Promotes Healthy Hygiene Practices

Imagine saving 5,000 lives. This is one of many things that the Government of Ghana and its non-profit and private-sector partners hope to accomplish by promoting improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, like handwashing. According to UNICEF, more than 10,000 children in Ghana die each year from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia.

05 Oct 2017 description

INTRODUCTION This standard operating procedure (SOP) manual is intended as a guide for all stakeholders and relevant persons responsible for combating human trafficking in Ghana, with an emphasis on child trafficking. It aims to improve the efficiency of all stakeholders to protect victims of human trafficking within Ghana, especially children. With so many actors involved in responding to human trafficking in Ghana, the Government recognizes the value of a standardized and harmonized response.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP will be collaborating with the Ministry of Special Initiatives under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in Ghana. These projects include the “One Village One Dam” Agriculture Infrastructure (markets and warehouses) and small businesses for women and youth.

  • The draft Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review report, has been reviewed by the national technical committee, pending final review by the Advisory Board and production of the final version for launching.

31 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- The Advisory Board to the national Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) has reviewed the draft ZHSR report, and has made specific recommendations to strengthen and finalize the report by the end of September 2017.
- The Minister of Planning has been tasked to work with the lead convener on finalizing the report, and to take custody of its implementation through national planning.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Two Ghanaian industrial processors - Premium Foods Limited and Yedent Agro-processing Company - have received a total of USD 2.4 million to expand their production capacities to locally produce specialised nutritious foods for stunting prevention in Ghana. This initiative is through collaboration with the Canadian Government.

  • Government ministers have been updated on the initial findings of the draft Zero Hunger Strategic report, as a prelude to the upcoming stakeholders’ consultation on the report.

11 Aug 2017 description

Aflao – A cross-border meeting was organized this week (09/08) by IOM Ghana and the Lagos–Abidjan Corridor Organization (ALCO) in Aflao on the Ghana-Togo border to strengthen cross-border communication and coordination between the two countries.

Improving the cross-border communication should help Ghana and Togo to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases and other potential public health issues.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

“The answer is four,” said Patricia, 10, smiling brightly before she walked to the chalk board with confidence to write the answer to the maths problem in class that morning.

Division was the topic of today’s primary 2 maths lesson at Afoko District Assembly School in Sandema, district capital of Bulisa North in Ghana’s Upper East region and Patricia Adeborinsa was listening closely to her teacher’s instructions.

31 Jul 2017 description

Accra – A charter flight from Libya carrying 138 Ghanaians (135 men and 3 women) who wished to return home voluntarily landed at 4pm on Thursday, 27 July 2017. These migrants, who opted for a humanitarian voluntary return to Ghana, are among the many Ghanaians living in irregular situations in Libya, often in very difficult conditions. Many of them had spent months and even years in detention centers there.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has revealed that Ghana is home to nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) refugees who have escaped from ravages of war in the home countries of Liberia, Togo, Sudan, Cote D’Ivoire amongst others.

He has therefore called for the need to tackle the root causes of refugee problems in the sub-region in particular and the Continent as a whole.

The Minister made these statements during the inauguration of the Eleven- Member Ghana Refugee Board in Accra on Monday, July 10, 2017.

15 Jul 2017 description

This article explores the nexus between mobility, livelihoods, and socioeconomic status of refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement in Ghana. Currently, refugee livelihoods are increasingly characterized by multi-directional movement and multi-locality, coupled with complex social networks. Given the relative freedom of movement for refugees in Ghana and the subregion, certain groups in Buduburam were engaged in mobile livelihoods, including cross-border trading of cell phones, used clothing, and jewelery across West Africa.

23 Jun 2017 description

Ghana – The UN Migration Agency (IOM), in partnership with the United States Government and the Government of Ghana, hosted a three-day training for 14 Ghanaian judges on “Adjudication of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Cases”, especially those involving children.

16 Jun 2017 description

Beatrice Mosello

Executive summary The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embedded water and sanitation as fundamental pillars of development. Their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) went a step further and shifted the focus from service delivery to service delivery ‘for all’, thereby adding a fundamental concern with equity. Despite significant progress, however, huge disparities in access to and use of improved water and sanitation facilities between the richest and the poorest, as well as between quintiles, remain.

25 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review process, stakeholders in food and nutrition security from all the regions in Ghana have participated in consultations to discuss ways to address the key challenges in the sector, and proffer sustainable measures to attain zero hunger.

  • WFP Ghana is initiating discussions with National AIDS Control Programme to leverage the SCOPE platform in a capacity development assistance programme, for the effective implementation of the HIV programme in the Eastern Region.