GNAD & SAAF PROJECT TOUCHES LIVES IN BRONG AHAFO REGION

18-09-18 admin 3 comments

SRH Expert explaining a point to participants   President of GNAD Women’s Wing

The GNAD has successfully concluded a 2-day training programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) for deaf people in Sunyani and Tano South Municipals with 100 out of school adolescents and adults of reproductive age educated and reached through comprehensive community sensitization on SRH including information on safe clinical abortion.

Opening the training session, the National Women’s Wing President of GNAD, Madam Patricia Boaffe, noted the challenges deaf people (women and girls of reproductive age) go through when seeking information and services related to their reproductive lives. She observed that the project was designed strategically to both improve access to quality SRH information and access deaf friendly in 6 districts. Touching on SAAF support, she described the financial support of SAAF as ‘timely’, noting further that though SRH has been a major cause of ill health, the deaf community remains largely excluded in most SRH interventions. She encouraged participants to take their SRH lives seriously by taking advantage of existing healthcare facilities, noting further that these facilities have been strengthened under the project between GNAD and Ghana Health Services to provide deaf friendly information and services.

GNAD/SAAF project seeks to achieve systematic change in the reproductive health lives of deaf people particular women and girls of reproductive age through improved access to SRH information and services including safe clinical abortion services. The project is implemented in the Sunyani Municipal, Tano South, Accra Metro, Ashaiman Municipal, Tamale Metropolitan and Savelugu District in Northern Region.

Under objective 11 of GNAD’s organization development strategic, the organization commits itself to reach all deaf people with SRH information by 2020. With 216 districts, GNAD has much work and the organization shall remain grateful to SAAF for the generous financial support.



Discussion

  • jerry antwi

    am so proud that we deaf go through the access care and keep on what the voice GNAD staff work…from future gnad president jerry antwi

    18-09-18 Reply
  • Bapio Ibrahim

    GREAT NEWS GNAD & SAAF PROJECT!
    Access to health service and information are bggest problem among many deaf people face when seek healthcare service especially women and girls. Therefore access to health service is needed to be urgently addressed, this is what deaf executive director (Mr. Juventus) of the GNAD is advocating for.

    As healthcare persons, you need to be able to communicate with your patients (deaf people) effectively when we need your serve, unfortunate more than 90% of healthcare persons are unable or lack of knowledge the Ghanaian Sign Language (GSL) sad.

    Once you (healthcare persons) identify the main problems deaf people face, you need to apply some method that can help to breakdown communication barriers in the hospitals. It is time for the GNAD as well as Ghana Health Service (GHS) to identify key elements of health service for deaf people of Ghana.

    I believe that this project is going to meliorate a numerous deaf exspecially women and girls to awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health through assess to health information on Reproductive Health.

    Sumani Bapio Ibrahim
    Tamale-Ghana

    18-09-18 Reply
  • Bapio Ibrahim

    GREAT NEWS FOR GNAD’s SRH PROJECT
    Access to health service and information are bggest problem among many deaf people face when seek healthcare service especially women and girls. Therefore access to health service is needed to be urgently addressed, this is what deaf executive director (Mr. Juventus) of the GNAD is advocating for.

    As healthcare persons, you need to be able to communicate with your patients (deaf people) effectively when we need your serve, unfortunate more than 90% of healthcare persons are unable or lack of knowledge the Ghanaian Sign Language (GSL) sad.

    Once you (healthcare persons) identify the main problems deaf people face, you need to apply some method that can help to breakdown communication barriers in the hospitals. It is time for the GNAD as well as Ghana Health Service (GHS) to identify key elements of health service for deaf people of Ghana.

    I believe that this project is going to meliorate a numerous deaf exspecially women and girls to awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health through assess to health information on Reproductive Health.

    Sumani Bapio Ibrahim
    Tamale-Ghana

    18-09-18 Reply

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