Tackling NTDs through a gender equality perspective in Ghana
- Ghana Country
- 98.500 € Investment
- 2023/24 Length
Women suffering from diseases such as NTDs are even more vulnerable to poverty and lack of opportunities.
They are often the most affected by the stigma and discrimination caused by these diseases, specially those that manifest in the skin.
Anesvad Foundation supports WHF, in collaboration with Friends of Life Foundation, Vision for Action Foundation in a project that seeks to bring about transformative change within societies and healthcare institutions to reduce stigmatization and discrimination and end gender inequality towards people living with skin-NTDs, especially women and girls in the project communities. The project interventions will serve as a driving force at the grassroots level defending and promoting the health, social and economic rights of people living with skin-NTDs.
WHF and its partners will conduct activities such as:
- Human rights advocacy
- Social mobilization, awareness raising and sensitization about NTDs
- Capacity building, training and community education
- Income generating activities
This innovative project is designed to support local interventions in 3 districts in 2 regions of Ghana.
The aim is to help contribute to achievement of the SDG5 and the goals established by the WHO Road Map (2021-2030) and the strategic framework for integrated control and management of skin-related neglected tropical diseases (2021-2030).
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