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New Loan Scheme to improve Household Sanitation

There are approximately four million households in Ghana who do not have a toilet for exclusive use by their family

Today, the Environmental Sanitation and Health Directorate under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, UNICEF and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have launched an innovative and affordable loan scheme for people living in urban areas to build their own household toilet. The new Sanitation Fund –…

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Gary al-Smith, M.anifest, MzVee, and Wiyaala join UNICEF to call for fairer chances for adolescent girls in Ghana

Launch of the UNICEF Ampe Challenge with MzVee and Wiyaala

Four of Ghana’s best known personalities joined UNICEF in the call for fairer chances for adolescent girls in Ghana, as they travelled to schools and communities in the Northern Region.  Musicians M.anifest, MzVee and Wiyaala, and sports broadcaster Gary al-Smith were part of a UNICEF delegation last week to meet…

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UNICEF and KOICA join forces for a fairer chance for adolescent girls in Ghana

Research shows that poverty disproportionately affects adolescent girls in many parts of Ghana who face distinct challenges, including greater risk of sexual violence, more chance of being married before they are 18, and less likely to complete their schooling

The rights and wellbeing of adolescent girls in Ghana were given a boost today as UNICEF and the Korean International Cooperation Agency - KOICA - committed to a three-year partnership which seeks to address the inequities currently facing thousands of young girls in Ghana. The three-year programme called 'A Better…

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Give Ghana’s poorest families and children a fair chance to succeed in life

UNICEF Ghana made this assertion as it welcomed several of the world’s leading poverty and social protection experts to Accra this week

UNICEF Ghana welcomes the Government’s commitment to prioritise funds for social protection programmes, which are dedicated to assisting the country’s poorest families  in its 2017 budget. It now encourages the Government to take the next step of ensuring that delivery of social protection to Ghana’s poor is further supported through…

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Launch of the 2016 Ghana District League Table

Introduced in 2014, the District League Table is a social accountability tool that ranks Ghana’s 216 Districts by their level of development and service delivery

In collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, UNICEF Ghana and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana) are launching Ghana’s third District League Table on Thursday, December 15th 2016 at 8.30am. Introduced in 2014, the District League Table is a social accountability tool that ranks…

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UNICEF celebrates goodwill partners to mark its 70th anniversary

To mark this anniversary, UNICEF Ghana brought together influential goodwill partners it has been working with to advocate for children

UNICEF commemorated 70 years of tireless work for children on Sunday, the 11th of December. To mark this anniversary, UNICEF Ghana brought together influential goodwill partners it has been working with to advocate for children. As it launched the Child Poverty and Equity Campaign this year, UNICEF partnered personalities such…

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The HIV/AIDS elimination in Ghana is progressing but remains a concern in terms of preventing mother to child transmission of HIV

Children are still dying of AIDS-related causes

New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 annually by 2030 if progress in reaching adolescents stalls, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. “The world has made tremendous progress in the global effort to end AIDS, but the fight…