In a unique demonstration of its commitment to lay a solid foundation for pregnant women in some parts of the country, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF Ghana,) has launched a two-year health reproductive rights project in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region.
Dubbed: ?Community Health in Community Hands: Rural Heath Empowerment,? the project?? which will be implemented in the Ga West Municipal Assembly and Akuapim North Municipal Assembly, will target women, teenage girls, people living with disabilities, community leaders as well as district health service providers.
In her address to officially launch the project, the National Programmes Coordinator of WiLDAF-Ghana, Mrs. Melody Darkey, disclosed that STAR-Ghana, a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism, donated $2000 to support the project to address problems that affect the reproductive health rights of the people in the two districts.
She said 30 per cent of the fund will be used for administrative activities of WiLDAF and 70 per cent will go into the implementation of the project.
The aim of the project, she disclosed, is to establish two Community Health Coalitions (CHCs) comprising people [women, youth, men, PLWDs] in the two districts to facilitate community mobilisation.
She went on to state that it will also provide information on health facilities and services, particularly in maternal and neo-natal health and Community Health Planers Services (CHPs) to rural communities.
According to her, the outcome of the project will increase knowledge on health rights.
For his part, the Akuapim North Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. George Opare Addo, thanked WiLDAF for its support to the two districts.
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