The Constitution of the GFD prescribes the categories of membership of the GFD as (1) Full Members and (2) Associate Members.
Currently, seven Full Members make up the GFD. They are:
1. Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA): Set up in 2003 to promote the rights of persons with albinism in Ghana. Its mission is to demystify the myths and misconceptions around albinism and to create awareness about the challenges faced by its members. Read more at www.albinismghana.org/
2. Ghana Blind Union (GBU): The mission of the GBU is to advocate the total inclusion of blind and partially sighted persons in society through awareness raising, services in education, training and rehabilitation. The GBU has more than 10,000 members in 143 branches throughout the ten regions of Ghana. Read more at www.ghanablind.net
3. Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD): Works with persons with hearing impairment. GNAD mobilizes persons with hearing impairment to advocate for the removal of communication barriers, create awareness on deaf issues and promote the creation of equal opportunities for the deaf. Read more at www.gnadgh.com
4. Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD): An organisation of persons with physical disability. The aim of the GSPD is to advocate the rights of their members and to promote the inclusion of persons with physical disability in national development.
5. Inclusion Ghana (IG): Works with persons with intellectual disability in Ghana. IG is guided by the mission to reduce stigmatisation and ensure full inclusion of persons with intellectual disability and their families in Ghana by advocating for their rights and needs. Read more at www.inclusion-ghana.org
6. Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG): Works with persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities. MEHSOG ensures effective representation of the needs, interest and rights of all persons with mental illness or epilepsy and their primary carers. Read more at www.mehsog.org
7. Sharecare Ghana: Works with persons with multiple disabilities. It is a community of people who are going through or have gone through long term illness and are willing to share their experiences, expectations and treatment options. Read more at www.sharecare4U.org
“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
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