Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NGO calls for national dialogue on cerebral palsy

Special Mothers Project, a non-governmental organization that advocates and helps in creating awareness about cerebral palsy has called on government to facilitate a national dialogue on the disease.

“Having a national dialogue about cerebral palsy will go a long way to help Ghana have a favourable policy especially for children with the condition,” it said.

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special Mothers Project, said this when she met with Dr Victor Asare Bampoe, Deputy Minister of Health, to discuss issues on the condition.

She said there is an urgent need for a favourable policy on cerebral palsy and more awareness needed to be created issues affecting such persons.

“The month of March has been designated as the Cerebral Palsy awareness month by civil society groups around the world, [but] in Ghana, very little awareness have been created on the disease.”

Mrs Awadzi expressed appreciation to the deputy Minister for granting her audience, and called on the media to show more interest in cerebral palsy issues.

Dr Bampoe pledged the Ministry’s continuous support for the project, saying the Ministry of Health’s doors are opened for further discussions.

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