Stigma and discrimination related to disability, and mental health conditions, are widespread in Ghana. They present a major barrier which prevent people with disabilities, including people with mental health conditions, from equitably accessing health and social opportunities.
This briefing is a summary of a study conducted in November 2020 by Ghana Somubi Dwumadie. The overall objective of the formative study was to provide a contextual understanding of the prevailing drivers and manifestations of stigma related to disability, including mental health conditions, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes manifestations of both experiences and practices.
Data was collected through a literature review, key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs) and a questionnaire-based survey of study participants.