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"She got spoilt": perceptions of victims of child sexual abuse in Ghana - B öhm B.
International research has commented on social stigma as a key reason for nondisclosure of child sexual abuse. However, the actual components of this social stigma frequently remain unexplored. The present study deals with perceptions of consequences of ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence of alcohol among non-fatally injured road accident casualties in two level III trauma centres in Nothern Ghana - Damsere-Derry J, Palk G, King M.
Background Alcohol use is pervasive among motorists on the roadside in Ghana, however we do not know the extent this behaviour is implicated in road accidents in this country. OBJECTIVEs The main objective of this research was to establish the prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: 89 CSOs Demand Full Implementation of Health Laws, 15% of Budget
[Daily Trust] Eighty-nine Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government to devote 15 percent of the nation's total budget to fund health, saying Nigeria's 52 years average life expectancy which is lower than 61 of Ghana and South Africa's 57 years among others is unacceptable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis a Major Concern in Ghana
[Deutsche Welle] Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?
Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answersThree years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He ’d lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might haveCrohn ’s disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.Matt was cabin crew forBritish Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Leahy Tags: Aeronautics Air transport British Airways Boeing Virgin Atlantic Science Death and dying Business Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Effort Index Tool Offers a Way to Measure Health Workforce Progress
Photograph by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalAugust 15, 2017National decision-makers in the health sector can now take stock of their health workforces and the systems that support them using theHuman Resources for Health (HRH) Effort Index, a tool developed byIntraHealth International with support from the US Agency for International Development. Results from four countries where the index was applied are now available inHuman Resources for Health.The HRH Effort Index measures health workforce status and progress, provides information that can help leaders build consensus and prioritize strategic investments, a...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviours (ideation, plan and attempt) among adolescents in senior high schools in Ghana - Oppong Asante K, Kugbey N, Osafo J, Quarshie ENB, Sarfo JO.
Suicide is recognised as the third leading cause of death among adolescents globally. There is however limited data on the prevalence and factors associated with suicide particularly in Ghana. To explore the prevalence and risk and protective factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Causes, trends and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in Ghana - Torgbenu EL, Nakua EK, Kyei H, Badu E, Opoku MP.
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal [MSK] injuries are common causes of long-term pain and physical disability which affect many people worldwide. The economic and social impacts on the individual, society and national health systems are enormous making a matter o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: Breastfeeding Is Key to Child Health - GHS
[Ghana Govt.] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says breastfeeding is essential to healthy child growth and survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Hepatitis B Spreading Due to Lack of Awareness
[Deutsche Welle] One cause for the rapid spread of the disease is when people with bleeding gums share a drink with others, using the same cup. Those who test positive and tell their families are often stigmatised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meningitis Outbreak Caused by Vaccine-Preventable Bacterial Pathogens — Northern Ghana, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Indicator Survey Launched
[Ghana Govt.] The overall goal of the Malaria Control Programme (MCP) in the country is to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by 75 per cent by the year 2020, Mrs Gloria Quansah Asare, Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Commercial transactions in children: the case of Ghana - Adinkrah M.
The current article represents an examination of commercial transactions involving the sale of children in contemporary Ghana. It presents the results of a criminological analysis of 20 cases of commercial transactions in children in Ghana. It describes th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The incidence of money collected by the Ghana police from drivers during routine traffic stops and ad hoc road blocks - Norman ID, Dzidzonu D, Aviisah MA, Norvivor F, Takramah W, Kweku M.
It is often said the Ghana Police force is corrupt without collaborating evidence. There is very little attempt to differentiate specific branches of the force from each other. There are those, whose Standard Operating Procedures involves road traffic duti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Barriers to child success in school: a critical focus on child neglect and academic performance of pupils in the Bantama Community in Kumasi, Ghana - Badu E, Opoku MP, Amponsah ADK.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of child neglect on academic performance of JHS (Junior High School) pupil in the Bantama community in Kumasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Schools Lacking Toilets' - UNICEF
[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: President Interacts With Press
[Ghana Govt.] The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his government will not rush to prosecute alleged corrupt past government officials without properly gathering a well-researched, strong and compelling evidence to secure judgment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Immorality/ HIV Connection - a Deeper Perspective
[Ghana Govt.] It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS but no one should die of ignorance -Elizabeth Taylor (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

59-year-old woman gives birth to baby boy
After learning that a 60-year-old woman in Ghana gave birth to triplets after fertility treatments, Akosua Budu Amoako and her husband decided to try again (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of the road safety performance of four roundabouts in Kumasi, Ghana - Bawa S, Damsere-Derry J.
The objective of this study was to establish the relative ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Ghana converts obsolete telecomms dish into radio telescope
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - July 5, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Sarah Tesh Source Type: news

Ghanaian women's knowledge and perceptions of services available to victims of intimate partner violence - Anyemedu A, Tenkorang EY, Dold P.
This article presents qualitative findings on women's knowledge and perceptions of services available to victims of domestic violence in Ghana. In addition, the challenges to access of service and service delivery are explored. Semistructured interviews we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana: NHIA Manager Donates to Kunsu D/A JHS Bece Candidates
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Ahafo Ano South District Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority, Mr. Douglas Adom Kwakye, has donated learning materials to Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates of the Kunsu D/A Junior High School (JHS), ahead of their final examinations on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Lady Grabbed for Ordering Murder of Business Partner
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested a 41-year-old woman for attempting to assassinate her business partner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Nurses, Midwives Want Galamsey Pits Covered
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kintampo -Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association in the Brong Ahafo region has urged the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu to speed up the process in getting all illegal miners to re-claim the degraded lands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: First Lady Meets Celebrated Ghanaian Neurosurgery Resident
[Ghana Star] Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the first lady of Ghana has met with trailblazer, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, a Ghanaian neurosurgeon making waves across the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How I Got to Johns Hopkins - First Ghanaian Neurosurgeon Resident
[Ghana Star] Nancy Abu-Bonserah, the first Ghanaian and only black female to gain admission to Johns Hopkins University to read neurosurgery has revealed that her self-driven passion to achieve more propelled her to where she is now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghanaian nurses' emigration intentions: the role of workplace violence - Boafo IM.
A cross-sectional study was conducted in Ghana to examine the impact of workplace violence on nurses' emigration intentions from 2013 to 14. A combination of purposive and random sampling techniques was used to select 12 public hospitals and 592 profession... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah - First Black Female Neurosurgeon At Johns Hopkins Hospital
[This is Africa] We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female Neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including the extended family, Abu-Bonsrah was matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital to specialize in Neurological Surgery. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research shows infertility tied to relationship disruption in Ghana
(Lancaster University) New research shows Ghanaian women who have problems conceiving are more likely to experience relationship breakdown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Students Appeal to Govt to Revolutionalise Trainees' Allowance
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The National Health students Association of Ghana (NAHSAG) has appealed to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government to put strategic measures in place, ahead of their decision to restore trainee nurses allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harmful alcohol use among injured adult patients presenting to a Ghanaian emergency department - Gardner A, Forson PK, Oduro G, Djan D, Adu KO, Ofori-Anti K, Maio RF.
We performed a nested convenience sample survey of harmful alcohol use among injured patients aged 18  years and older treated in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi, Ghana) emergency department (ED). Data from the Alcohol Use Disorder Identificati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ghana: Ashaiman Pupils Fed On 80 Pesewas Diet - By School Feeding Programme - Parents Decry Poor Nutrition
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Ashaiman -Parents in the Ashaiman municipality have expressed shock that the National School Feeding Programme (NSFP) feeds their children in the public schools with eighty pesewas each day. Totaling 6,659 children in all the public basic schools in the municipality, the pupils are sometimes malnourished or served with poorly nutritious meals, because of the paltry eighty pesewas each pupil is fed, on daily basis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: MTN Donates 3,715 Pints of Blood Over Six Years
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -The MTN Ghana Foundation has, over the last six years, remained committed to helping increase the stock of blood levels at the National Transfusion Service and various hospitals in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Tops Illnesses in Offinso Municipality
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Malaria continued to top illnesses in the Offinso Municipality in 2016, recording 39,234 cases, while 17,145 cases of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection were recorded during the same period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Ashanti Takes Steps to Deal With Any Cholera Outbreak
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has given assurance that adequate steps have been taken to effectively respond to any cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Anti-Malaria Drug Developer Wins Innovation Prize
[Ghanaian Chronicle] ground-breaking anti-malarial drug extracted from a local plant, and a computer software that enables health care workers to determine the appropriate drug treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS, are two of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) award winners selected by a foundation this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Cancer Killed My Dad - Prez Mahama
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Statistics indicate that about 1,000 men are diagnosed of prostate cancer every year, and an estimated of 800 die of the disease annually, figures that have compelled President John Dramani to devote himself as a Chief Advocate of Prostate Cancer, since his father suffered a similar fatal fate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of substance use in a sample of Ghanaian adolescents experiencing parental divorce - Addo B, Mainoo GO, Dapaah JM, Babayara MNK.
Using a cross-sectional nonexperimental design and a convenience sample of 240 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 19 years, this study investigated the prevalence of substance use among adolescents experiencing parental divorce in Ghana. The relative i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Lordina Foundation Donates Medical Supplies
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama continues to save lives of Ghanaians particularly the under privileged by donating medical supplies and equipment to health facilities across the country. Most rural clinics and hospitals lacking basic medical equipment to enable them deliver quality healthcare have been supported by the first lady through her foundation, Lordina Foundation with support from Medshare USA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Open Defecation Kills Hundreds in Ghana
[CAJ News] Accra -HUNDREDS of Ghanaians are dying every year because of the prevalence of open defecation, a practice whereby people relieve themselves in undesignated places. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Educate Your Children About Sexual Matters, Parents Told
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Parents have been advised to be bold enough to discuss issues relating to sexual activities with their adolescent children, to enable them to understand and appreciate its implications before their minds are polluted by their peers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: What Are GMOs? How Are They Affecting Us?
[Ghanaian Chronicle] I spend so much time trying to eat healthy and teach others to do the same. I get tons of questions about organic foods, but almost none about GMO. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you what GMO means, and why you should pay attention the controversy about GMO foods if you care about eating healthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Damongo Hospital Nurses On Strike
[Ghanaian Chronicle] PIECES OF information reaching the Northern Regional Bureau of The Chronicle have indicated that all the nurses and some key medical personnel at the Damongo Government Hospital in the West Gonja District have embarked on an indefinite sit-down strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing Ghanaian teachers' perceptions and beliefs regarding substance use among school-aged children in Ghana - Hunter TM, Obeng C, Ogah J.
The objective of this study was to assess G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Extend Maternity Leave to Six Months
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong, has petitioned government to extend maternity leave from three to six months, to enable nursing mothers have ample time to effectively practice exclusive breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Nyamekrom Residents Enjoy Free Health Screening
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Word of Life Family Assemblies of God Church, in collaboration with Assemblies of God Campus Ministry (AGCM) Medical Outreach, has organised free health screening for the entire community of Nyamekrom, a suburb of Koforidua in the New Heaven Municipality of the Eastern Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Connecting occupational safety awareness, legislation, implementation and enforcement within the Ghanaian industrial economy - Appiah S.
AIM: The high incidence of workplace injuries and fatalities in Ghana raises concerns about potential disconnection between occupational safety legislations and their efficient enforcement within the Ghanaian industrial economy. This paper therefore sought... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana: Tema Needs Modern Hospital
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Medical Director of the Tema General Hospital (TGH), Dr Kwabena Adusei Opoku, has suggested to the government to honour Tema with a new state of the art hospital. Such a modern hospital, he explained, would be able to meet the daily increasing health services. He said, "Renovating the existing dilapidated structures is not the solution the referral hospital needs, except a hospital like the one government is putting up at some districts or Ridge." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news