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At a Ceremony held today in Accra to commemorate the 2018 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), H.E Samira Bawumia , Second Lady of Ghana, launched the '5-Year Strategic Plan to Address Adolescent Pregnancy in Ghana' of the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGCSP).

Under the theme "With Her: A Skilled Girl Force" the ceremony also offered the platform for Policy Discussion with Stakeholders on issues of Broadening Opportunities for Skilled Development of the Girl Child.

Launching the 5-Year Strategic Plan, H.E Samira Bawumia called on all stakeholders and partners in the fight against teenage pregnancy to ensure that heir goal of stopping teenage pregnancy is achieved.

Also present at the event, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon, Gifty Twum Ampofo said that the strategic plan will give a clearer vision and guidance to all relevant stakeholders to curb and eradicate teenage pregnancy in Ghana.

The event was put together with the UN System and supported by UNICEF Ghana, UNFPA GHANA, and Plan International Ghana.
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7 days ago

Yesterday, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo visited the Oboadaka and Pokrom communities of Aburi in the Eastern Region to monitor the disbursement of the 56th LEAP Cash Grant to beneficiaries.

During the monitoring, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo also sensitised beneficiaries especially nursing mothers on healthy tips and right ways for breastfeeding and preparing nutritious meals for their households.

The Hon. Deputy Minister also encourage beneficiaries to manage well their cash grant.
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1 week ago

Today, about 300 school children (mostly girls) marched through some principal streets of Accra to raise awareness on the need for the education of girls. The route march dubbed 'Girls Power March' forms part of activities outlined by the Department of Children of the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGCSP) to commemorate the 2018 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC).

Under the theme “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”. This year's IDGC focuses on the
importance of educating the girl child or providing her with relevant forms of training to
enhance their economic viability.

The event was made possible with the support of Accra Metropolitan Assembly UNICEF Ghana Plan International Ghana
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As part of our mandate to ensure effective and efficient delivery of social protection in Ghana, the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection in collaboration with Luxembourg Trade Union Solidarity and the National Health Insurance Authority Relaunched the Free NHIS Registration of Beneficiaries of the Ghana Luxembourg Social Trust Project (GLST 2) today at the New Ningo CHPS.
The concerted efforts of stakeholders seek to contribute to the extension of social protection services for the most vulnerable and excluded in 25 communities within the Ningo Prampram and Shai Osudoku districts as part of GLST 2.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo noted that the current project, GLST 2 was an extension of GLST 1. She expressed that GLST 2 aimed at relieving the extreme poor population of financial barriers to accessing healthcare thereby providing about 4000 indigents with free and valid National Health Insurance Scheme cards, and also provide about 2500 children (aged 0-17) with Birth Certificates in the districts mentioned above.
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