On Friday 30th September, 2022 a team from WAPCAS; Grants and Admin Manager, Senior Technical Advisor, Senior Admin Officer and IT Officer of WAPCAS donated IT Equipment/Accessories to DOVVSU One-stop centre at the Ghana Police Headquarters, Accra.
Delivering the speech on behalf of the Executive Director of WAPCAS, Mr. Frederick Arthur (Grants and Admin Manager)
She extends greetings from the Board, management, and staff of the Ghana- West Africa Program to Combat AIDS and STI (WAPCAS followed by a brief background of WAPCAS.
WAPCAS a not-for-profit, civil society organization which has been implementing public health interventions for key and vulnerable populations (persons infected and affected by HIV & TB) over the past 26years. WAPCAS’ HIV & TB project is part of the national response to HIV and TB. Currently WAPCAS is implementing the Global Fund NFM III project in 53 districts in ten (10) regions across the country – from the Greater Accra to the Upper West Regions. We implement HIV, TB, sexual and other reproductive health programs, COVID-19 related services as well as human rights interventions through education, collaboration and the provision of other social services.
The Human rights related activities are directed towards addressing and reducing barriers to accessing health care services. Critical among these barriers are Stigma and Discrimination and gender-based violence.
In undertaking its mandate, WAPCAS acknowledges that scaling up the uptake of quality HIV care services by removing these human rights related barriers is the result of concerted efforts of different stakeholders. WAPCAS has therefore collaborated with DOVVSU and the Ghana Police service in its Human Rights intervention since 2018 to address these barriers.
Delivering the speech on behalf of the Executive Director of WAPCAS, Mr. Frederick Arthur (Grants and Admin Manager) mentioned that, he is delighted we have this occasion to celebrate our longstanding partnership. And also hope to cooperate on important human rights initiatives throughout Ghana, and especially to provide much needed support to under-served communities in this country.
Every day, while working for this organization, the management and staff of DOVVSU put in so much dedication and determination at the service of those that need it most: the vulnerable people of this country including those affected by gender-based violence in all its diversity. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all on behalf of WAPCAS and its partners for this devotion and for your continued efforts.
Today’s handover of equipment including 10 desktop computers, 11 HP laptops, 10 Printers,10 external hardrives, 1 Projector, 1 Projector screen, 1 Binding machine, 1 Lamination Machine, 3 HDMI cables, 2 HDMI Splitters, 1 D-link 8 ports Switch, 36 IP phones, 50 pen drives and 1 Canon camera to the Domestic and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service by WAPCAS under the Global Fund NFM III project is a clear illustration of our collective commitment to the elimination of Gender-based violence in all forms.
It is our hope that this equipment will improve the key role that DOVVSU plays in preventing gender-based violence and in working sensitively with survivors, recording and reporting incidents and offering referrals for legal redress.
On behalf of WAPCAS and especially its board and senior management, we commend your efforts, which you should be very proud of, and say Ayekoo for the good work done