The Government of Ghana, the Embassy of Denmark and UNICEF launch a partnership to support the COVID-19 response
The 12-month project is focusing on enhanced water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure, infection prevention control, Improved community-based planning approaches as well as strengthened sexual and gender-based violence services.
The Representative of the President at the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has received His Excellency, the Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Tom Nørring, the UNICEF Representative in Ghana, Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, and their teams to mark the launch of a partnership to support the national COVID-19 response by the Government of Ghana.
The DKK 35 million (or US$5.6 million) partnership is expected to complement and expand the scope of the overall sustainable recovery plans as set out by the Government of Ghana.
The 12-month project, which will cover about eight low-income and high-density urban communities in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions, is expected to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene through sustainable infrastructure and taking measures to prevent and control infections; support community-led engagement and planning approaches to better direct services, and promoting best practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19; scale up support to prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence, particularly through courts and judicial services and; encourage the private sector participation in the reduction of potential vulnerabilities. Read further.