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Special Mothers Project Calls On Government For Specialized Doctors

Mrs Hannah Awadzi of Special Mothers Project. Photo Credit: Francis Quasie

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, the Executive Director of the Special Mothers Project, has called on the government to train doctors specialized in neurodevelopmental disorders to offer maximum health care for children with special needs.

“We don’t have quality health care as the doctor said, very few doctors are specialized in taking care of these children (with various forms of disabilities). You could end up going to a wrong doctor which may complicate your child’s issues,” she said.

She made this known at an information session on seizures held in Accra, Ghana by the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy organization.

A section of the mothers sited while Doctor Yvonne Brew of Ridge Hospital educates them on seizure. Photo Credit: Francis Quasie

The event on seizures was held to educate families with special needs children on how to manage seizures among these children to reduce complication and further deaths.

Mrs Awadzi further called on the government to enact policies to support families with special needs children as caring for children in this social group requires money.

Special Mothers project is an advocacy organization established to contribute to policy formulation around children with cerebral palsy and other special needs. The organization also support parents and families nurturing children with disabilities.

Here is a link to read more on the project and offer support.

By Pamela Ofori-Boateng

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