Evaluation of road traffic signs, markings and traffic rules compliance among drivers' in Ghana - Akple MS, Sogbe E, Atombo C.
This study evaluates the familiarity, and comprehens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Exploration of Ghanaian radiographers' reporting of suspected physical abuse amongst children - Antwi WK, Pauline R, Ferris C, Lydia A.
INTRODUCTION: The success of the child protection process is dependent on rapid actions by healthcare professionals who encounter a child in possible need of protection and make appropriate referrals to statutory agencies. Clear rules that promote inter-pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Develops an Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (Rmncahn) Strategic Plan
[WHO] Ghana has launched a comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Plan aimed at ensuring increased and equitable access to high quality RMNCAHN services for all by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Shapes the Future World People Want
Respondents being questioned for the United Nations global conversation on the world they want. Many called for universal healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: United Nations By Nalisha AdamsBONN, Germany, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) The peoples of the world are unanimous – access to basic services such as universal healthcare must become a priority going forward. So too should global solidarity, helping those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the climate change emergency. The collective thoughts of the world’s future by some 1.5 million people, including those from various organisa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVI Source Type: news

Ghana: Akufo-Addo Upbeat for Ghana Second Term
[CAJ News] Accra -- AHEAD of the resumption of his second term, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged to revatilise Ghana's economy against the tide of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Childcare practices among teenage mothers in Ghana: a qualitative study using the ecological systems theory - Twintoh RF, Anku PJ, Amu H, Darteh EKM, Korsah KK.
This study explored the childcare p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Multiple-victim parricides in South Africa, 1990-2019 - Moen M, Shon P.
Previous studies of homicides in South Africa have examined serial murders and mass killings. While some scholars have examined parricides in African countries such as Ghana and Zimbabwe, few have examined the intersection of parricide and multiple victim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

West Africa: National Calls for Proposals (The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal) - Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa
[IFAD] The Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the 2020 National Calls for Proposals: Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Determinants of vehicle ownership in the Greater Tamale Area, Ghana - Abdul Muhsin Zambang M, Jiang H, Wahab L.
Existing models of vehicle ownership in most developing countries, such as Ghana, are aggregate models which explain the factors that contribute to the rise in individual vehicle ownership. In fact, disaggregate models would be a better approach than aggre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Ensemble-based model selection for imbalanced data to investigate the contributing factors to multiple fatality road crashes in Ghana - Yahaya M, Guo R, Jiang X, Bashir K, Matara C, Xu S.
The study aims to identify relevant variables to improve the prediction performance of the crash injury severity (CIS) classification model. Unfortunately, the CIS database is invariably characterized by the class imbalance. For instance, the samples of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

In Ghana, Indigenous Medicines Work In Fighting Against Three Neglected Tropical Diseases
In a paper published in the journal, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers from the University of Ghana identified traditional Ghanaian medicines that worked in the lab in treating three neglected tropical diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Perspectives of community members on homeless people with mental illness in Nsawam, Ghana - Abekah-Carter K, Oti GO.
BACKGROUND: Homelessness among people with mental illness has grown to become a common phenomenon in many developed and developing countries. Just like in any other country, the living conditions of homeless people with mental illness in Ghana are unwho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Not all costs should be treated equally: commentary on the article 'What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia' - Murray LK, Kane J, Bolton P, Skavenski S, Mayeya J, Alfonso YN, Webb S, Bishai D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases
(PLOS) The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines which work in the lab against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Traffic violations and cooperative intentions among drivers: the role of corruption and fairness - Tankebe J, Boakye KE, Amagnya MA.
This paper examines traffic violations and cooperative intentions among a sample of commercial vehicle drivers in Ghana. RESULTS showed that personal and vicarious corruption experiences independently increased frequency of self-reported violations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Elder abuse in Ghana - a qualitative exploratory study - Malmedal W, Anyan C.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore how Ghanaian staff in nursing homes and hospitals perceive abuse and neglect of older adults as well as to explore the nature and scope of abuse and neglect of older adults as it exists in Ghana. DESIGN/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ghana: Netherlands Ambassador Advocates Effective Communication Between Health Experts, Patients
[Ghanaian Times] The Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, has advocated use of simpler terms rather than jargons at health facilities, to enhance communication between health professionals and patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Injuries and their related household costs in a tertiary hospital in Ghana - Blankson PK, Nonvignon J, Aryeetey G, Aikins M.
This study set out to determine the associated patient costs of reported injury cases at the Accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President's Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was publ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

New dimensions of farmer-herder conflict in the Afram Plains of Ghana: implications for human security - Otu B, Impraim K, Twumhene P.
This paper examines new dimensions of farmer-herder conflicts in the Kwahu Afram Plains South of Ghana and its implication on human security. Based on fieldwork conducted from June 2019 to January 2020, the paper explores the new trends emerging from the o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: Reversing Effects of Covid-19 On Economy - My Immediate Task- - President Akufo-Addo Assures
[GhanaToday] President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured jubilant supporters at his residence that his immediate task is to continue the process of reversing the effects of COVID-19 on the country's economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Setup Quality Control Mechanism for Covid-19 Tests
[GhanaToday] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is rolling out a National Laboratory Quality Assurance project to check the quality of COVID-19 result test and data management of the laboratories accredited to conduct the test for the virus nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Services to Focus On Vulnerable Group--Agyeman-Manu
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana on Friday joined the world to commemorate the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on the theme "Health for all, protect everyone". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Active Cases Rise to 930 ... Ghs Records 89 New Cases
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 89 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Vice President Bawumia Commissions Tolon District Hospital
[GhanaToday] Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned the Tolon District Hospital on the last day of his three-day tour of the Northern Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines Early 2021
[Ghanaian Times] African countries will have access to the COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January through the first quarter of 2021, said a special envoy of the African Union (AU) on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Food Security, Afcta Crucial for Africa's Post-Covid-19 Recovery ... African Economic Confab
[Ghanaian Times] Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration African Development Bank Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: NHIs Achieves 79 Percent Coverage in UW/R
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper West Region achieved 79 per cent of its 2020 client coverage target as at September 30, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 - Airlines to Lose U.S.$66 Per Passenger - IATA
[Ghanaian Times] Airlines are projected to lose US$66 for every passenger carried for the rest of this year due to what the International Air Transport Association (IATA) describes as the "unrelenting" nature of the crisis faced by airline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Desist From Stigmatising People With AIDS'
[Ghanaian Times] Residents of La have been advised to desist from stigmatising persons who have contracted sexually-transmitted disease (STDs), especially Human Immune Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Suicide attempts among 1,437 adolescents aged 12-17 years attending junior high schools in Ghana - Nii-Boye Quarshie E, Andoh-Arthur J.
BACKGROUND: Emerging research on suicidal behaviors among adolescents in Ghana has been conducted mainly among senior high school students. Aims: We aimed to estimate the 12-month prevalence of suicide attempts and describe some of the general and gender-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Curbing HIV/Aids Is a Shared Responsibility
[Ghanaian Times] Once again, yesterday, Ghana joined the global community to raise public awareness and to call for concerted effort to eliminate, by 2030, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which is spread by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), mainly through unprotected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: World Aids Day Marked in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A day's forum has been organised by the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) to mark this year's World AIDS Day in Accra, as part of series of activities earmarked for the commemoration of the event. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What factors are associated with recent changes in men's attitudes towards intimate partner violence across regional, rural, and urban spaces of Ghana? Findings from three waves of Ghana National Surveys From 2003 to 2014 - Ola BE.
Numerous studies have shown that men's attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV) remain a strong predictor of its actual perpetration. Very few trend studies available have also reported that IPV-acceptance is gradually declining globally. However,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Covid-19 National Trust Fund in Dire Need of Money'
[Ghanaian Times] The COVID-19 National Trust Fund is in dire need of funds, to enable it discharge its mandate, which is to complement government efforts at fighting the pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: U.S. Partners With Ghana to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Communication
[Public Agenda] The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the government of Ghana launched the National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization during Public Health Emergencies and a message guide during the annual International One Health Day event. One Health brings together government and donor partners across various sectors to focus on the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
[Ghanaian Times] I will continue from where I left off last week. There is lot that can be done to prevent or delay diabetes even if one has the risk factors. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Distance Learning Platform for Children Not Effective--CRI
[Ghanaian Times] About 3,967out of 4,458 children surveyed across the country have saidthe distance learning platforms provided as a result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not been effective, a research conducted by the Child Right International has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The Fight Against Covid-19 and South Africa's Ban On Alcohol - the Lessons for Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] One common lesson that the whole world has learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic is to appreciate that,the health and well-being of the people are paramount over all other things. The entire world locked down its citizenry for the fear of covid-19 infection for a period as long as it thought to be unsafe to "free"them. This is certainly understandable as it resonates with the common saying that "when there is life and good health, there is certainly everything to cheer for". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marijuana use and repeated attempted suicide among senior high school students in Ghana: evidence from the WHO Global School-Based Student Health Survey, 2012 - Tetteh J, Ekem-Ferguson G, Swaray SM, Kugbey N, Quarshie ENB, Yawson AE.
BACKGROUND: The association between substance use including marijuana use and attempted suicide has been well documented. However, little is known about marijuana use and its association with attempted suicide repetition among young people in low-income an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Acute Poverty Affects Ghana's Savanna Region - How Oilseeds Could Help Boost Local Diets
[The Conversation Africa] In parts of Ghana there are still persistently high rates of acute malnutrition. This is despite the fact that there has been significant progress in reducing these at the national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Persons living with disabilities ‘have very special abilities’, UN deputy chief tells young Ghanaians  
During her visit to Ghana on Monday, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met with young people living with HIV and disabilities in the capital, Accra.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Has Changed Consumer Behaviour - Experts
[Ghanaian Times] Marketing and digital experts have said that the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spurred significant shift in consumer behaviour in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 and Reopening of Universities in January 2021
[Ghanaian Times] Since theemergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the entire world has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil. Even the developed world, armed with all the sophisticated technological advancement in healthcare, hashad a herculean task containing the pandemic on their shores. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Diabetes - Novo Nordisk to Offer Free Insulin to Children in Nigeria, Ghana
[Premium Times] According to Mr Abonu, the free supply of insulin to children project, tagged "Changing Diabetes in Children", will start in 2021 in Ghana and Nigeria, in fulfillment of the company's goal to ensure full access to its insulin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

See Jerry Rawlings 'revolution quotes' wey change Ghana
Ghana begin seven days of national mourning on Friday to honour former president Jerry John Rawlings. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings dies
Jerry Rawlings, who seized control of Ghana twice in military coups before becoming the country's democratically-elected president, has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Support for SOEs Timely and Appropriate
[Ghanaian Times] Since the first case of person-to-person transmission was reported in China at the end of January this year, the coronavirus has impacted every aspect of life in every part of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Covid-19 Response in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] Beatrice lives in Accra, and cares for her son who has cerebral palsy. "This coronavirus and the lockdown that followed was a very stressful period," she says, "because I can't observe the social distancing measures since my son depend on me for everything. As a family, we have to make sure we wash our hands or sanitise them using hand sanitiser, as well as put on a face mask before approaching him." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news