The Australian High Commission gave AU$37,000 to fund a project implemented by Freedom Aid Ghana to provide a six washroom facility for the Female Acute Ward of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

Executive Director of Freedom Aid Ghana Mr. Bright Adoboe explained that Freedom Aid Ghana surveyed toilet facilities at the hospital in 2018 and found them to be in a deplorable condition, needing urgent refurbishment. The walls had cracks in them, which posed severe danger to the hospitals patients and staff.

The project therefore provided modern, hygienic washrooms that ensures that staff and patients have a congenial environment that enhances healing processes.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana Mr. Andrew Barnes added his voice to the call for sustainable source of funds for mental health care in Ghana. Mr. Barnes believes that the passage of the legislative instrument on the mental health levy will help improve funds for mental health services.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Andrew Barnes called for a sustainable source of funds for mental health care in the country. He believes the passage of the legislative instrument on the mental health levy will help improve funds to mental health services across Ghana.

Deputy CEO of Ghana Mental Health Authority Dr. Caroline Amissah appealed for more support from government and private organizations to support mental health care Ghana.

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