GrowthAid is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which focuses on delivering sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and the prevention and management of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in most tropical and subtropical communities living in poverty, without adequate sanitation.
GrowthAid attended a three-day workshop of the revamped Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Ghana. The workshop commenced on Monday, 12th October 2020 and ended on Wednesday, 14th October 2020 at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra. The workshop was to review and validate workplans and budgets for the ICCC for NTDs in Ghana.
GrowthAid was nominated to serve on the Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Ghana as well as the Country Sub-Technical Committee. The Minister of Health, Honourable Kwaku Agyeman-Manu in June 2020, approved Ghana’s ICCC which has been dormant since 2018 to be revamped and revitalized to oversee and advocate for the sustainability of NTDs programming in Ghana.
The Intra-Country Coordination Committee (ICCC) is a country-driven multi-sectoral coordination mechanism of relevant stakeholders geared towards sustaining NTD programming in Ghana. The purpose of the mechanism is to ensure a cross sector-country coordination and ownership of programmes as a basis for implementation and funding of NTD programming in Ghana. The ICCC will also be to ensure integration of NTD programs across existing relevant sectors that contribute to preventive measures associated with NTD infections to ensure sustainability of NTD programming in Ghana.
The Executive Director of GrowthAid, Dr. Joe Lambongang represents the GrowthAid on both Committees.
By: Gideon Obeng Darko, GrowthAid