Training of 100 Leaders of Traditional and Faith-Based Healing Centres On Rights of Persons With Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) in collaboration with the Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) organized three (3) workshops to train owners and operators of prayer camps and traditional healing centres on the rights of persons with mental health conditions and epilepsy.
These workshops were funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and forms an aspect of MEHSOG’S current project activities.
Mr. Michael Osei-Koranteng, Principal Investigator at the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) facilitated these workshops and brought a lot of insight and expertise in relation to human rights and mental health.
He told participants that as leaders of their various facilities, they must ensure that none of their clients are ever subjected to any form of torture or abuse irrespective of the client’s mental health status.
The first workshop took place at the Osu Presby Hall on Wednesday, 17th February, 2021.
As at, 10th March, 2021, a total of 100 leaders had been trained in three (3) regions namely Greater Accra, Central and Northern regions.