Social stigma and poor mental health care in northern Ghana means people suffering from mental illness or epilepsy often endure rejection and inhuman living conditions. Through its holistic approach to treatment, caring and capacity building BasicNeeds Ghana is giving them back their dignity and hope.
Shot in Ghana, this film is part of a series of 11 stories of change in good governance through the Mwananchi Project . This ODI project, funded by DFID, works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia).
The project is managed in Ghana by PDA Ghana, www.pdaghana.com
Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick