Health Screening Exercise for Waste-Pickers in Ghana

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017

Tema, Ghana

Waste Pickers in South Africa

Photo by: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage

On October 6th and 7th 2017, a health screening exercise for Kpone landfill wastepickers and Newtown Street wastepickers took place at the FZ Safety & Health Centre, Ghana Free Zones Enclave, in Tema. The exercise supported the workers of the Kpone Landfill and Newton Street Pickers to enhance and improve health care. The activity was undertaken in partnership with Environment 360 and Fan Milk.

WIEGO’s Programme Strategy Advisor, Rhonda Douglas, Dakar Focal City Coordinator, Adama Soumaré, Accra Focal City Coordinator Dorcas Ansah and Miguel Sanz, WIEGO’s Translation Coordinator, attended the event.


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Visit WIEGO’s Occupational Health and Safety 

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Blog: Informal Workers’ Access to Health Services, by Laura Alfers

Alfers L. The Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme: Barriers to Access for Informal Workers. WIEGO Working Paper (Social Protection) No. 30. Cambridge, MA, USA: WIEGO; 2013