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GLOMEF and partners to hold Grassroots Women Health Summit


Date: Sunday May 26, 2019, 9:50 pm


By: WatchGhana.Com


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CEO of GLOMEF, Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jnr
Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF) in partnership with Indigenous Women Empowerment Network, Kingdom Dream Foundation, WEA Business Coalition Ghana is set to hold the Grassroots Women Health Summit at Kwatire in the Sunyani Municipality of the Bono Region. 

The event which will take place on Tuesday May 28, 2019 is in commemoration of the 2019 International Day of Action for Women’s Health. 

A statement issued and signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GLOME, Mr. Raphael Godlove Ahenu and copied to WatchGhana.Com called for the promotion, prioritization and advancement of sexual and reproductive health rights at the local, national and international levels. 

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. For over 30 years, women and girls advocates and other partners have continued to take action and speak out for sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), which has resulted in the decline in maternal mortality, child mortality, and unintended pregnancy rates.
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“2019 marks the 25th year of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), wherein 179 governments adopted a groundbreaking Programme of Action (PoA) that recognized reproductive health and rights, as well as women's empowerment and gender equality”. “Since the PoA adoption in Cairo in 1994, important progress has been achieved for and by women such as the decline in maternal mortality, child mortality, and unintended pregnancy rates; increased access to education, family planning and skilled attendance at birth; increased global contraceptive prevalence rates; and reduction of adolescent birth rates, among others”. However, the statement expressed worry that the full realization of women's SRHR remains far from being addressed, as women's health has often been reduced to a limited understanding of maternal health, overlooking the actual needs of all women in their diversities. Adding that “significant challenges persist in terms of recognizing sexual rights in addition to reproductive rights, ensuring universal access to contraceptives and safe and legal abortion, as well as comprehensive sexuality education for young people, among other critical SRHR issues”. The statement emphasized, “This #May28, we invite and encourage our members, partners, and allies worldwide to Mobilize, Speak Out, and Take Action - let’s stand together, be part of the movement and join global initiatives to demand, advance, and defend sexual and reproductive health and rights for all! Remind our governments that Women’s Health Matters!”

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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    Agyapah
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    That's good initiative please
    Wishing all successful event.

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