University of Ghana, Legon

Utilizing AI to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescents with Disabilities in Ghana.

Adolescents with disabilities face difficulties in receiving adequate sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education beyond classroom engagement. Although SRH education is part of the Ghanaian educational curriculum, non-school programs on SRH often do not cater to the communication needs of adolescents with disabilities. It is therefore imperative that adolescents with disabilities receive augmented SRH education, which would be reliable and accessible to them.

This team aims to use AI-based interventions to improve SRH outcomes for adolescents with hearing, speech, and visual disabilities in Ghana. The project’s goal is to promote better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for this group of adolescents by removing information barriers and making reliable and accessible SRH education available to them.

Dr. Abigail Adubea Mills, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon, is the Principal Investigator of this project. Her research work has mainly focused on disability, education, and health, and she has been involved in various independent and collaborative research projects.