Ghana Somubi Dwumadie (Ghana Participation Programme) is a four-year disability programme in Ghana, with a specific focus on mental health. This programme is funded with UK aid from the UK government. The programme is run by an Options led consortium, which also consists of BasicNeeds-Ghana, Kings College London, Sightsavers International and Tropical Health, and focuses on four key areas:
Promoting stronger policies and systems that respect the rights of people with disabilities, including people with mental health disabilities
Scaling up high quality and accessible mental health services
Reducing stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities, including mental health disabilities
Generating evidence to inform policy and practice on the effectiveness of disability and mental health programmes and interventions
Ghana Somubi Dwumadie is also undertaking a range of activities to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities, including mental health disabilities.