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Ending Adolescent Period Stigma in Ghana-SEND GHANA Policy Brief , May 2024

  • On May 23, 2024
This policy brief examines the availability of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities, and menstrual education programs in schools. It highlights the disproportionate impact of inadequate clean water, proper sanitation, and hygiene facilities, as well as limited menstrual education on adolescent girls. The lack of these facilities leads to increased absenteeism, reduced academic performance, and […]
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VACANCY – COUNTRY DIRECTOR AT SEND GHANA

  • On April 17, 2024
Are you an experienced leader of integrity, champion of good governance, advocate for feminist Ghana participatory team player, and promoter of social inclusion? Then apply for the position of Country Director at SEND GHANA Job Role: Country Director | Reports to: The CEO | Location: Accra (Ghana) Role Summary: To provide leadership to the country […]
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SEND Ghana advocates for gender-responsive budgets in cocoa-growing areas

  • On March 14, 2024
SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organisation that seeks to promote good governance and gender parity among men and women, is advocating for equity in budgetary allocation and an annual action plan for both genders in cocoa—growing areas by various district assemblies. The organisation that is also responsible for effective budgeting for equity through advocacy and livelihood […]
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Exciting Announcement: SEND Ghana Hosts Report Launch on Gender-Responsive Cocoa Funded Public Services!

  • On March 13, 2024
On March 12, 2024, SEND Ghana proudly launched  a comprehensive report titled “Gender-Responsive Cocoa Funded Public Services: Beyond Basic Needs.” This initiative signifies a significant stride towards fostering gender equality and inclusivity within Ghana’s cocoa industry. Distinguished speakers and experts gathered to unveil the findings of the report, offering invaluable insights and recommendations to advance […]
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JOB ADVERT FOR CONSULTANT (CLM-FCC)

  • On July 14, 2023
  TERMS OF REFERENCE DEVELOPMENT OF FRAMEWORK AND TOOLS FOR MONITORING HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES Job Title: Consultant  SUMMARY OF SERVICES REQUIRED  The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) is seeking the services of a consultant to develop the framework and tools for monitoring Human Rights interventions in Ghana.  1.0 BACKGROUND  Human rights and gender-related barriers pose significant […]
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Establishing public health emergency fund in Ghana is vital to support epidemic preparedness, response

  • On May 3, 2023
In recent years, the world has witnessed outbreaks of deadly diseases such as Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19. These epidemics have highlighted the importance of having well-prepared public health emergency systems in place. However, many developing countries, including Ghana, lack adequate resources to respond effectively to health emergencies. Establishing a public health emergency fund in Ghana […]
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CSOs petition IMF to exempt Ghana’s basic education sector from expenditure cuts

  • On April 28, 2023
Africa Education Watch (Eduwatch) together with representatives of over 600 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have petitioned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) board to exempt Ghana’s basic education sector from what they described as brutal expenditure cuts ahead of the bailout programme. The CSOs explained that the expenditure cuts arise from Ghana’s bid to meet conditionalities […]
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Ghana needs over $86m to eliminate HIV by 2030

  • On April 20, 2023
Source: GNA Ghana needs about $132 million to effectively fight new HIV infections to ensure its elimination by 2030. Currently, funds from donor partners such as the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund and UNAIDS amount to $45.2 million, leaving a funding deficit of more than $86 million. If […]
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Cost of production pushing cocoa farmers further into poverty

  • On February 26, 2023
Source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/ Cocoa farmers with the Ghana Civil Society Cocoa Platform (GCCP) have warned that the country could lose more productive cocoa farms to illegal mining or palm production if the farm gate price for cocoa beans is not increased to make up for the high cost of production. They said the continued rise in […]
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COVID-19 audit: ‘Heads must roll’ – SEND GHANA calls for prosecution of persons found culpable

  • On February 5, 2023
Source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage  All persons and entities found culpable in the COVID-19 Audit Report released by the Auditor General should be prosecuted – that is the call of the Deputy Country Director of SEND GHANA, Dr. Emmanuel Ayifah. Contained in a statement issued by the institution, Dr. Ayifah expressed disappointment in the fact that so much […]
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SEND GHANA’s Press statement on Eradication of Poverty

  • On October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022 Telephone: 0244-967-842 | Email: info@sendwestafrica.org | Twitter: @SEND GHANA “POVERTY AND INEQUALITY ARE THE RESULTS OF DELIBERATE POLICY CHOICES”: SEND GHANA STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY SEND GHANA joins the world in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on this […]
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SEND Ghana collates inputs into 2023 Budget and Economic Policy

  • On September 7, 2022
As part of efforts to promote participatory and inclusive governance, SEND Ghana has organised public fora to collate inputs of stakeholders into the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy. Since 2015. the organisation has been engaging stakeholders in water and sanitation. health. education, social protection and gender ahead of the national budget to collate their […]
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Some Ghanaians call for reintroduction of tollbooths, review of free SHS

  • On September 3, 2022
The government has been urged to prioritise and increase funding allocation towards the provision of health and educational infrastructure in the 2023 national budget. The call was made by some Ghanaians at a stakeholder forum organised in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region as part of activities to collate inputs into the 2023 national budget […]
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Some Ghanaians call for reintroduction of tollbooths, review of free SHS

  • On September 2, 2022
Some Ghanaians have called on the Government to reintroduce the collection of road tolls and a review of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme in the 2023 budget They said bringing back tollbooths would not only give employment to alleviate the sufferings of many who had been made jobless but help shore up […]
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There must be increased funding for social intervention programmes – Stakeholders

  • On September 1, 2022
Stakeholders at a forum in Wa have advocated increased funding for social intervention programmes in the country to help support the vulnerable in society. They also raised concerns about the delay in releasing the funds for those social intervention programmes such as the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) and School Feeding Programme, which should be […]
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West Africa CSOs, Farmers Demand Reforms in International Cocoa Pricing

  • On August 3, 2022
A joint platform of Ghanaian and. Ivorian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and cocoa farmers has made a strong call for reforms in the international pricing mechanism for cocoa to guarantee a living income for farmers. The group has recommended that such reforms must take into account the cost of production for the commodity as an […]
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Send Ghana statement on the monkeypox disease outbreak in Ghana

  • On June 10, 2022
PRESS RELEASE June 10, 2022 Telephone: 0244-967-842 | Email: info@sendwestafrica.org | Twitter: @SEND GHANA SEND GHANA has taken notice of reports of recently confirmed cases of the Monkeypox virus in Ghana. According to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), five cases of the infectious disease have been recorded in Ghana’s Eastern, western, and […]
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School Feeding Caterers’ demand for increment in feeding grants, a legitimate concern

  • On May 20, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022 Telephone: 0244-967-842 | Email: info@sendwestafrica.org | Twitter: @SEND_GHANA SEND GHANA has keenly followed recent agitations and threats of strike action by caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) over increment in feeding grant and unpaid arrears. SEND has also taken notice of the ongoing negotiation between the leadership of the […]
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Local-level advocacy: influencing cocoa policy in Ghana

  • On May 20, 2022
“This partnership prepared the farmers for lobbying at district and national levels so they could raise their voices on issues that most affect their lives.” SANDRA KWABEA SARKWAH Local civil society organizations (CSOs) are well positioned to represent the interests of the communities they serve. They can be an important strategic partner in addressing sensitive […]
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Monitor climate change mitigation funds

  • On April 19, 2022
Participants in a national dialogue on climate change adaptation financing have underscored the need for a tracking system to monitor the utilisation of funds allocated in national budgets for climate change activities. That, they said, would enhance the monitoring and evaluation of such programmes aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change in the country.According […]
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Send Ghana calls on government to pay LEAP arrears to beneficiaries

  • On May 5, 2021
5 May 2021 | https://www.myjoyonline.com/ Send Ghana has called on government to pay Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) arrears to beneficiaries for the 71st cycle which was due in March. According to Send Ghana, the delay in payment will affect the consumption pattern of beneficiaries and impact negatively on their livelihoods already exacerbated by the […]
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Women farmers urged to add value to their products

  • On May 4, 2021
4 May 2021 | Ghana News Agency | Mrs Dennice Amponsah, an Officer for Women in Agricultural Developing Department in the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, has urged women farmers to add value to their commodities to improve on their quality to suit world market standards.   She said “a value chain is the best way to […]
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Budget preparation must be based on equity – Stakeholders

  • On May 1, 2021
1 May 2021 | Ghana News Agency | Stakeholders at a zonal engagement session on the 2021 national budget have expressed worry about the government’s commitment to use the budget to address issues of inequality in the country. They said it was appropriate for government to prepare its fiscal budget with focus on addressing the […]
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Expedite procurement of more Covid-19 vaccine to boost public confidence – Gov’t told

  • On April 29, 2021
29 April 2021 | https://www.modernghana.com/news | Ghana Immunization Advocacy Initiative (IAI) has urged government to expedite procurement of Covid-19 vaccines to continue the nationwide exercise.   According to the network, the call is to increase public awareness to ensure that the progress made in addressing vaccine hesitancy within the period is not eroded.   “Expedite […]
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Provide sustainable source of funding for immunization – SEND Ghana

  • On April 29, 2021
29 April 2021 | https://www.myjoyonline.com/ | SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has appealed to government to provide a sustainable source of funding for immunization to augment the funds from foreign donors and eventual self financing. “Foreign donors would exit from the co-financing agreement between them and the government in 2027,” Mrs Harriet Nuamah Agyemang, […]
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P4H Project chalks successes in operational communities

  • On April 24, 2021
24 April 2021 | Ghana News Agency | The People for Health (P4H) Project, an initiative to improve the management and performance of health systems, has made positive impact on the health needs of residents of the Northern Region. Residents of Yendi, East Mamprusi, Gushegu, and Central Gonja municipalities, as well as the Tamale Metropolis […]
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Is COVID-19 Exacerbating Inequality in Ghana? An Interrogation of the Evidence

  • On April 20, 2021
Author: Siapha Kamara, founding CEO of SEND West Africa Source | Africa ProActive Online Blog | 20 April 2021 | https://www.africaproactive.com/blog/is-covid-19-exacerbating-inequality-in-ghana-an-interrogation-of-the-evidence-1 “…COVID-19 has negatively affected the poverty and living standards of households. The adverse effect was much greater for the unemployed compared to the employed. While female-headed households were worse off in terms of poverty […]
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Assemblies must release allocation for malaria activities – P4H

  • On April 18, 2021
18 April 2021 | Ghana News Agency Mr Richard Anane Adortse, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, People for Health (P4H), said there was the need for Municipal and District Assemblies to always make the 0.5 per cent of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) quota for malaria activities. He noted that although feedback on commitments secured […]
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Increase budgetary allocation to health sector – CSOs entreat govt

  • On April 7, 2021
7 April 2021 | Graphic Online | Some civil society organisations (CSOs) have entreated the government to increase budgetary allocation to the health sector to demonstrate its commitment to the sector and the ability to sustain the gains made through donor funding. According to them, donor funding, which is currently in a transition period, would […]
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Low domestic funding for immunisation coverage threatens sustainable gains

  • On April 1, 2021
1 April 2021 | Modern Ghana News Online | The consistent low budgetary allocation by the government to the health sector continues to affect immunisation programmes despite the immense benefits of such interventions, especially to children. Ms Gladys Damalin, the Programme Manager, for the Immunisation Advocacy Initiative (IAI) project, said current government’s total share of […]
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SEND Ghana commends government’s COVID-19 levy

  • On March 31, 2021
31 March 2021 | News Ghana Online | SEND GHANA, a subsidiary of SEND Foundation of West Africa, has commended Government of Ghana’s announcement to introduce the COVID-19 levy and called for its utilisation not to combat only the coronavirus disease. “We are now presented with the opportunity to apply revenues realized from the COVID-19 […]
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Ensure gender-responsive budget implementation – Send Ghana

  • On March 31, 2021
 31 March 2021 | agrictoday.com.gh | Men and women are the pillars of the development of every sector of the economy. To ensure faster economic growth and development, the government must therefore ensure gender responsiveness in the implementation of projects and activities in the country. Assessing the 2021 Ghana’s budget, Send Ghana has called on […]
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Weak budget advocacy at the local level structures – Send Ghana

  • On March 31, 2021
31 March 2021 | Newsghana.com.gh | Mrs. Harriet Nuamah Agyemang, a Senior Programmes Officer for Send Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has bemoaned “weak” resolve for budget advocacy among citizens in the country. She said the weakness, most felt at the community level, affected the interrogation of government plans and policies, as well as the promotion […]
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Bring back luxury vehicle tax for the rich – SEND Ghana to govt

  • On March 30, 2021
30 March 2021 | Starr FM Online | SEND Ghana has urged the government to reintroduce the luxury vehicle tax as a means of mobilizing domestic revenue to implement its programs. The CSO as part of its recommendations after a preliminary assessment of the 2021  budget, said the government failed to generate consensus for the […]
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Ecobank holds capacity-building webinar for NGOs

  • On March 30, 2021
30 March 2021 | Joy News Online | Ecobank Ghana last week held a capacity-building webinar for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the country. The forum, which was held via Microsoft Teams brought together over one hundred participants, mainly local organisations to deliberate on various topics related to national development, financial […]
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Gov’t should get innovative with the taxation option by targeting the ‘haves’ instead of burdening ‘the have-nots’

  • On March 30, 2021
30 March 2021 | modern Ghana News Online | A policy research and advocacy civil society organization, SEND GHANA, has raised concerns with the 2021 budget especially the new taxes introduced by the government. In its assessment of the 2021 budget, the organization analyzed six main areas including Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, […]
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Prioritise immunisation funding – Ho MP, HFFG

  • On March 28, 2021
28 March 2021 | Graphic Online | Thousands of children in Ghana will be at risk of catching preventable childhood diseases if government does not increase funding for immunisation programmes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) have warned that at least 80 million children under one globally are at risk of diseases […]
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Project to track covid-19 expenditure begins in Ghana

  • On March 26, 2021
18 March 2021 | Myjoyonline.com | Some Development partners in Africa have commenced a tracking process to check the covid-19 expenditure by some countries on the continent, including Ghana. The Transparency and Accountability project by Budgit Ghana with support from SEND Ghana International intends to promote transparency on the covid-19 spending between government and the […]
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The World’s Largest Food and Beverage Companies and Their Suppliers Must Do More to Create an Equitable and Sustainable Food System for All

  • On March 16, 2021
 16  March,  2021 | https://www.csrwire.com | – As COVID-19 exposes vulnerabilities in the global food system, a new Oxfam report highlights the power of the world’s top ten food and beverage companies to create more equitable and sustainable supply chains that can help lift millions of food producers out of poverty and fuel economies. The […]
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CHPS concept critical to healthcare delivery

  • On March 8, 2021
8 March 2021 | Ghana News Agency | Madam Pearl Edinam Baah, Adaklu District Community-based Health Planning Service (CHPS) Coordinator has said empowering Community Health Management Teams (CHMTs) would strengthen the healthcare delivery and management systems at the local level for efficiency. She said training sharpens the skills of all stakeholders and leads to better […]
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CHMCs trained on resource mobilisation and advocacy

  • On March 4, 2021
4 March 2021 | NewsGhana.com | Community Health Management Committees (CHMCs), have been trained to mobilise resources and advocate for health delivery at the community-based planning services (CHPS) level. The CHMCs were drawn from three communities in Nkwanta South and five from Krachi East Municipalities in the Oti Region. Mr Paul Angwaawie, Nkwanta South Municipal […]
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Community Management committees key in health service delivery

  • On March 3, 2021
3 March 2021 | Ghana News Agency | Mr Livingstone Dravie, Nkwanta North District CHPS Coordinator, has lauded the role of Community Health Management Committees’ (CHMCs) in health service delivery. “CHMCs are major partners in health service delivery in our zones and what they do directly or indirectly affect the health outcomes. They also liaise […]
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Four districts in Oti lack NHIA offices

  • On March 3, 2021
3 February 2021 | Business Ghana News | The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is yet to establish offices in four districts in the Oti Region, affecting access to healthcare. Harsh terrain and bad roads in the newly created Region means a further strain on efforts to provide services to such areas. These include the […]
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WatSan Committees must work to consolidate the gains in WASH

  • On March 1, 2021
1 March 2021 | NewsGhana.com | Mr Richard Anani Adortse, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of People for Health (P4H) has encouraged the Committees at the local level tasked to manage water systems to continue in their voluntary work to guarantee the maintenance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in their communities. He said this […]
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SEND Ghana engages stakeholders on domestic climate financing

  • On February 12, 2021
12 February, 2021 | GNA | A climate change finance and accountability inception workshop has been held by SEND Ghana, a Non-governmental Organisation, to gather inputs from stakeholders on the possible ways of garnering financial support for climate adaptation and mitigation activities in Ghana. The virtual inception meeting held on the title; “Domestic Climate Finance […]
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Make Adutwum the substantive Education Minister – Send Gh to Akufo-Addo

  • On January 12, 2021
12 January 2021 | https://3news.com/ | Former Deputy Education Minister in charge of Second Cycle Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has demonstrated more than enough that he is capable of being the substantive sector minister, Mr George Osei Bimpeh, Director, Send Ghana, has said. He has therefore indicated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should […]
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Dominic Nitiwul and other NPP MPs ‘sacrifice’ soldiers who invaded Parliament

  • On January 11, 2021
11 January 2021 Like Peter did to Jesus Christ, hours before his crucifixion, the heavily armed soldiers who invaded the chamber of Parliament during the heated exchanges between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament-elects (MP) over the processes leading to the election of the speaker, have been denied […]
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CSOs condemn chaos in Parliament

  • On January 8, 2021
8 January 2021 Fourteen Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have spoken against the violent activities, security interferences and disorder which occurred during the elections and inauguration of the eighth parliament in Accra yesterday. In a joint statement issued and copied to the Ghanaian Times yesterday, they said, such occurrences and disturbances at the floor of parliament […]
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Gari making community appeals for basic equipment

  • On December 28, 2020
28 December 2020 | Ghana News Agency | Krachi Akura (O/R), Dec. 28, GNA – The Gari producing community of Krachi Akura in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region is appealing for basic equipment. The widely consumed cassava derivative is the mainstay of the community, which produces hundreds of bags daily. A visit […]
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Health directorates urged to access the 0.5 DACF for malaria activities

  • On December 23, 2020
23 December 2020 | Ghana News Agency | Mrs Harriet Nuamah Agyeman, a Senior Programs Officer at Send Ghana has called on Health Directorates to capitalise on the 5 District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) earmarked for malaria activities in their respective metropolitan, municipalities and districts. She advised that it was essential to send their programmes […]
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Malaria tops OPD attendance in Akuapem North

  • On December 23, 2020
23  December 2020 | Ghana News Agency | Akropong, Dec 23, GNA – The Akuapem North Municipality has recorded a total of 10,021 cases of malaria between January and October this year, topping the list of all diseases reported at the Out-Patients Department (OPD) of health facilities in the area. The figure comprised 2,531 reported […]
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Govt urged to adopt LEAP disbursement mechanism for PwDs

  • On December 21, 2020
21 December 2020 | Graphic Online | SOME Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) have raised concerns over the delay in accessing funds allocated to them through the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF). The PwDs who engaged in town hall meetings in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale established that most of them had not received any funds from […]
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PFAG introduces farmers to Fertiliser Subsidy project

  • On December 18, 2020
18 December 2020 | Ghana News Agency Online | The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has introduced some farmers and assembly members in the Gushegu Municipality to a fertilizer Subsidy project as part of efforts to ensure its successful implementation. The Efficient Fertiliser Subsidy Programme for Enhanced Food Production by Small Holder Farmers (SPARK) […]
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Budgetary failures at MMDAs affront to fight against malaria

  • On December 12, 2020
12 December 2020 | Ghana News Agency | Ho, Dec 19, GNA – The failure of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to prioritise malaria control programmes in the district’s financial plans and budgets is an affront to measures to fight the disease.   Again, the absence of guidelines and weak compliance for the […]
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Dear Friends and Supporters,


We are thrilled to announce that SEND Ghana is marking a significant milestone - 25 years of dedicated service towards positive change and sustainable development in our communities.


Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of empowering lives, advocating for social justice, and driving impactful initiatives that have transformed countless futures. From our humble beginnings to becoming a driving force for change, this journey wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of individuals like you who believe in our mission.


Here's to 25 years of making a difference, and to the countless lives we've impacted together.


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