The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisaions (GFD) is a national umbrella organisation of organisations of persons with disabilities in Ghana which was established in 1987. It is legally registered under the laws of Ghana. GFD is visible at the national level and has branches in all ten (10) administrative regions of Ghana and in over 200 districts of Ghana’s 216 districts.
Our mission and vision
Its vision is “an inclusive society for all persons with disabilities in Ghana”, and the mission is “to advocate the rights of Persons with Disability by influencing policies, programmes and activities at the national and local levels and to strengthen the organisations of Persons with Disabilities”.
Our Core Values
- Uphold human dignity
- Equal rights for all
- Unity in diversity
- The principle that disability is not inability
GFD currently has eight (8) member organisations which are Ghana Blind Union, Ghana National Association of the Deaf, Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled, Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism, Mental Health Society of Ghana, Inclusion Ghana – a group of people with intellectual disability, Share Care Ghana – a group of people with auto-immune and neurological disorders, and Burns Survivors Association. GFD also works with people with deaf-blindness and leprosy.
The Federation concerns itself with crosscutting disability issues whilst its member organisations focus on their specific disability needs.
“to advocate the rights of Persons with Disability by influencing policies, programmes and activities at the national and local levels and to strengthen the organisations of Persons with Disabilities
Accra Rehabilitation Centre, Barnes Road
P .O. Box AC 40, Accra