“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

“The World Starts With Me Project Changed My Life”- A 15 -Years Old Girl

Bensah Gifty is 15 years old and a form three (3) student at Ho Dome R/C Junior High School. Initially, she does not want to be part of a school club that teaches sexuality and child rights lessons. “I thought it will not benefit me in any form to belong to this club besides I am always warned not to delay coming home after school”, she said. Gifty comes from a Christian home. Based on…

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The Technology for Maternal and Child Health Project (T4MCH) is a collaboration between Savana Signatures, Salasan and Mustimuhw and funded by Global Affairs Canada to contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in 33 health facilities in 9 Districts of 3 Regions of Ghana (Northern, Upper West and Volta). The project will use SMS and phone messaging, electronic charting and video technologies to mitigate both direct and indirect causes of maternal death, address…

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Ghana Education Service Official Stands Up for SRHR Education in Volta Region

Ghana Education Service Official Stands Up for SRHR Education in Volta Region

Akoeh Joyce Yawa is a Circuit Supervisor for Ho Municipal Education office in the Volta Region of Ghana. She is inspired by a new Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project introduced in some basic schools in the Municipality. Joyce Yawa got pregnant while in college. She was not sure of what to do next. Joyce had two options; either to keep the pregnancy or abort it. Today, Joyce Yawa is advocating the introduction of comprehensive…

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Invest in Women’s Health to Eliminate Maternal Deaths in Ghana

Invest in Women’s Health to Eliminate Maternal Deaths in Ghana

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently convened a meeting of health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to set a global plan of action to ensure that no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from preventable causes by 2030. The meeting was to identify ways or interventions to accelerate progress towards improving the lives of women, children, and adolescents. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children and Adolescents’ Health, the UN campaign to…

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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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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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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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Sexual Health Education Plus Makes Inroad in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Plus Makes Inroad in Ghana

Sexual health conditions do not only affect the physical well being of young people, it affects their psychological development too. Sexual health conditions are integral part of the wellbeing of people. In Ghana however, cultural and religious norms forbid comprehensive sexual health education both in school and at homes. The case for sexual health education is worse in Northern Ghana comprising Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Volta Regions. SHE+ project was designed to educate…

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