Ghana Participation Programme ( ‘Ghana Somubi Dwumadie’)

Ghana Somubi Dwumadie, otherwise known as the Ghana Participation Programme (GPP), is a five-year UK Aid funded programme in Ghana. The Programme is implemented by a consortium of four (4) organisations including BasicNeeds-Ghana, and led by Options Consultancy Services Ltd, a United Kingdom (UK) based firm to implement the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office’s (formerly Department for International Development) “Leave No One Behind: Mental Health and Disability Programme.”

The overarching objective of the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie is to support people with disabilities and mental health, neurological and substance use disorders (MNS) to improve their health and wellbeing and ensure they are engaged, empowered and able to enjoy improved social and economic outcomes and rights. This is being achieved through four outcome areas, which align with Ghana’s National Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan, as follows:

(1) Governance: Leadership, governance, policy, and systems strengthening for mental health and leave no one behind.

(2) Services: Quality mental health services are scaled up to provide a balanced model of care in Ghana, integrated into primary health care and community-based rehabilitation; support – mental health and disability.

(3) Inclusion: Reduced stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations; empowerment and capacity building of Disabled Peoples Organisations, including grant making.

(4) Research: Applied knowledge and evidence base; Increase use of disaggregated data by disability status.