Saturday, April 27, 2013

Abibimman IS calling for Decent work and Green jobs policies in Ghana


World Day for Safety and Health at Work

DATE: 28 April, 2013

Abibimman Foundation, Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP-Ghana) and IDAY- Ghana, we call for decent work and green jobs policies in Ghana as we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Worldwide, occupational diseases continue to be the leading cause of work-related deaths. According to ILO estimates, out of 2.34 million occupational fatalities every year, only 321,000 are due to accidents. The remaining 2.02 million deaths are caused by various types of work-related diseases, which correspond to a daily average of more than 5,500 deaths. This is an unacceptable Decent Work deficit, According to (ILO)

Decent work is the best strategy to achieve sustainable development that is centered on people. Social dialogue is the component of decent work; it is a means of resolving conflict, for defending and promoting rights at work

Unemployment and underemployment are forms of exclusions that affect many people in Ghana. Employment has not featured as an important macroeconomic variable over more than two decades of macroeconomic stabilization, structural adjustment and economic liberalization

We are calling on government to come out with green jobs policies, Placing gender equality and empowerment at the heart of its development, preventative safety, health culture involving all stakeholders

On this day, we wish to remind NGOs, CSOs to advocate for decent work targeting young people, decision makers, employers and government

We, at Abibimman Foundation, AYICC –Ghana, GCAP-Ghana and IDAY-Ghana, believe we can achieve the Millennium Development Goals thought decent work and green jobs

Kenneth Nana Amoateng 
Chief Executive Officer 
Abibiman Foundation 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fight against malaria thougth Artimisai Annua


World Malaria Day,

DATE: April 25, 2013
 Abibimman Foundation and IDAY- Ghana, join the rest of the world to celebrate World Malaria Day

 “It is unacceptable that malaria still kills an estimated 660,000 people worldwide, mostly children under five years in sub-Saharan Africa every year more than any other single infection and those who survive may suffer from brain damage or paralysis, According to the World Health Organisation (WHO)” 

Pregnant women and their unborn children are also especially vulnerable to malaria, which is a major cause of low birth weight, anemia and infant death.

 If malaria is to be controlled, interventions must be further scaled up, sustained financing must be made available, and community involvement and leadership must be encouraged, alongside stronger global, regional and national partnerships.

Warm, Climate change and humid atmospheric weather conditions, prevailing in tropical lowlands throughout most of the year, make areas suitable for water-associated diseases like malaria.

 Malaria can be prevented through personal protection against mosquito bites and can be treated effectively with medication. 

Stand up and be commitment to the fight against malaria thougth Artimisai Annua the sure way out

 We, at Abibimman Foundation, AYICC –Ghana, GCAP-Ghana and IDAY-Ghana, believe that with commitment and resources, we can eradicate malaria and achieve the Millennium Development Goals

Kenneth Nana Amoateng 
Chief Executive Officer 
Abibiman Foundation