Meet Dr. Paul Djane-Aidoo, speaking at Africa Dialogues 2017. #DreamsWeDareNot. Grab your ticket now at www.africadialogues.com or call 0277920152. Save the date: Saturday June 3rd at Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana. Time 9am prompt.
I am a clinician who has keenly engaged the Ghanaian community through public health advocacy. Having practised freelance health reporting, I have had the privilege of working with prestigious local and international media networks including Voice of America radio and television in health communication.
My focus in public health advocacy has been to create awareness in health matters causing direct social impact and pursuing research basis for interventions. Amongst this has been our flagship work in sexual violence featured on TEDxAccra 2016 and recognised by TED.
I believe health literacy campaigns and strengthening public health systems is the way forward to providing quality health for our African communities.
Why should we listen to your talk?
The accumulated cost of substance misuse to individuals, families and the communities of our African nations is staggering. Our response, however, is a perspective of sociocultural prejudice and an aggression to criminalise drug addiction. Our prisons are full of drug addicts who will come back worse and a menace to our societies, whereas our rehabilitation institutions are inadequate in capacity and resources.
My talk seeks to challenge our African society to embrace a different but bolder way of dealing with substance misuse rather than criminalising the issue.
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