World AIDS Day: Savana Signatures Urges Society to Embrace SRHR Education

World AIDS Day: Savana Signatures Urges Society to Embrace SRHR Education

“I was happily married till my husband died in 2007. I decided to remarry. The decision to remarry was a hard one but I did marry anyway” said Afia (not her real name). A 40-year-old woman said, this single decision rather ruined her happiness after she realized she would have to live on Anti-Retro Viral (ARV) drugs and special diet for the rest of her life. “Life has never been normal with me again but…

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Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Plus (SHE+) being implemented by Savana Signatures offers opportunity to young people to access free Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information through their mobile phones. Special mobile phones numbers (long codes) have been provided to enable young people to directly interact with health professionals in each of the regions the programme is being implemented in. This makes access to SRHR information and services private and convenient to young people. SHE+ has…

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Ghanaian Teachers Laud Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Ghanaian Teachers Laud Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Teachers whose capacities were built on facilitation skills under the My World and My Life (MWML) Project being implemented by Savana Signatures have lauded the programme for its quality content. MWML is a sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum which contained fourteen lessons and a number of interactive learning activities including games that make the learning of sexual and reproductive health lessons educative and interesting. The project offers contemporary sexuality education and focuses on developing…

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Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance Project Rolled Out

Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance Project Rolled Out

Savana Signatures, an ICT for development (ICT4D) organization in Ghana rolled out a mobile-based governance project dubbed “Mobile for Social Inclusive Governance (MSIG) that seeks to provide an opportunity for women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS and disability to participate in local governance in Tamale. MSIG aimed to contribute to enhanced participatory democracy and to promote transparent and accountable governance while at the same time encourage citizen’s participation in planning, budgeting and decision making at the…

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Sepsis is New Silence Cause of Maternal and Infant Deaths In Sub-Sahara Africa

Sepsis is New Silence Cause of Maternal and Infant  Deaths In Sub-Sahara Africa

Sepsis has been identified as a new silence cause of maternal and newborn deaths in Sub-Sahara Africa. According to MamaYe infograph that illustrates a new trend of maternal and newborn deaths in Sub-Sahara Africa, sepsis kills at least 154,000 newborn babies annually. “Every year, 1,027,000 newborn babies die of which 154 000 of these deaths are caused by sepsis”, it stated. Improving maternal health was one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by…

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Mobile for Access Projects Receiving Positive Responses in Ghana

Mobile for Access Projects Receiving Positive Responses in Ghana

The Mobile for Access Project has recorded impressive responses from beneficiaries in Ghana. The project received a major boost in April 2015 when Savana Signatures, the implementing organization presented Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to five health facilities to aid activities of the project. The Mobile 4 Access programmes are two mobile-based technology projects referred to as Technology for Maternal Health (T4MH) and Sexual Health Education Plus (SHE+). These projects have been running since…

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Parents Condone Trauma of Child Brides

Parents Condone Trauma of Child Brides

In Ghana child marriage is a traditional practice found in almost every tribe. It has been established and practiced for decades and now seen even by this current generation as nothing “so-evil”. However, straying from this established practice and tradition may not be very easy as young girls continue to fall to men’s sexual desires. The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) was right to describe the situation as endemic and called for…

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Savana Signatures Trains 33 Health Workers on Youth Friendly Service

Savana Signatures Trains 33 Health Workers on Youth Friendly Service

Curiosity teaches lesson. This is exactly what happened to Pwavra Pearl, at age 14; peer influence pushed her to indulge in pre-marital sex. She still remembers vividly the torment she underwent after her first consensual sexual intercourse. “I regretted doing this. The pain after the forced penetration was so excruciating that I found it extremely hard to overcome”, she said. Though she was a Senior High School graduate, she spent most part of her time…

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Create Conducive Environment for Girls’ Development-Govt urge

Create Conducive Environment for Girls’ Development-Govt urge

Forson Gifty is an 11-year old Junior High School pupil.  At her age, she harbors a dream, a dream to become a medical doctor in the near future. Her reason is simply to offer medical service to people living in rural communities. She prefers to live in a remote community where medical service and health education is critically needed. Gifty is leaving no stone unturned to achieve her dream.

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30 Young Ghanaian Girls Participate in ICT Clinic

30 Young Ghanaian Girls Participate in ICT Clinic

Thirty (30) young girls selected from four basic schools in the Northern Region of Ghana are currently going through ICT skills training and mentorship programme in Tamale. The weeklong programme dubbed “ICT Clinic for Girls” is an annual programme instituted by Savana Signatures as part of efforts to empower young girls to recognize and effectively use ICT tools to learn and share information. It is also to promote female participation in the use of ICT…

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