The monitoring, Evaluation and knowledge Manager of the Ghana federation of Disability, Moses Fordjour, has called on leaders of the Ghana health Service to respect the rights of the PWDs by providing sexually and reproductive health education to persons with disability in the country.
According to him a study conducted by both GFD and Amplify Change UK, on sexual reproductive health among PWDs in 8 District in the Great Accra and Northern, revealed that 27% of PWDs are suffering from emotional abuse on their sexual and reproductive health in this area.
The monitoring Evaluation and knowledge manager of GFD lamented that, stigma and discrimination were hampering interventions aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health rights of persons with disability in the country, hence health providers should take up the challenge by educating the PWDs on their sexual and reproductive health to improve their conditions.
Moses fordjour stated this at the forum in Tamale organized by the Ghana federation of Disability, to discuss the issue of sexually and reproductive health among PWDs, which also attracted some selected health providers from some district in the Northern Region and some section of media practitioners.
Moses Fordjour, of the Ghana federation of Disability also urged the public to support PWDs to ensure their exclusion in all sectors of the economy in the country.