Ghana: Vegetable Farmers Lament Post-Harvest Losses
[Ghanaian Times] Some Ghanaian vegetable farmers have raised concerns about the impact of continuous post-harvest losses on their activities, largely due to the lack of storage facilities and processing centres to add value to their produce. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'We've Not Ruled Out Option of Evacuating Ghanaian Students From Wuhan' - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Government has not ruled out the option of evacuating Ghanaian students from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethnobotanical medicine is effective against the bacterium causing Lyme disease
(Frontiers) A preclinical in vitro study shows that selected plant-based herbal medicines, especially Ghanaian quinine and Japanese knotweed, work better than antibiotics against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. These findings represent an important step towards the development of treatments that might be better tolerated and more effective than the current standard of care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: MoH, GHS Provide Hotlines for Covid-2019 Enquiries
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced phone numbers: 0509497700 or 0558439868 as hotlines for enquiries on the coronavirus disease (COVID-2019). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Support Government Plans for Students in China
[Ghanaian Times] Today, we return to the controversial issue of evacuating Ghanaian students in Wuhan city of China, who are caught up in the lockdown imposed on the city due to the outbreak of the corona virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Coronavirus Outbreak in China - No Plans to Evacuate Ghanaian Students - Govt
[Ghanaian Times] The government says it has no immediate plans to evacuate the 151 Ghanaian students resident in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Don't Allow Health Facilities in Tain District to Lie Idle
[Ghanaian Times] One of the biggest challenges confronting the health sector is the refusal of health personnel to accept postings to rural areas of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - New Research Places Nigeria Among High Risk African Countries
[This Day] A new research has revealed that Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, while Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya will all need support to detect and handle imported cases of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 4 Fully Equipped Clinics in Bono Left to Rot ... As Health Workers Refuse to Accept Postings
[Ghanaian Times] Nsawkaw -The refusal of health personnel to accept postings to rural areas is complicating healthcare delivery in the Tain District and other areas in the Bono Region as a number of completed health facilities have been left unused. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Silent and lethal: consequences of sexual violence against married women in Ghana - Apatinga GA, Tenkorang EY, Issahaku P.
This study built on existing research by exploring the consequences of sexual violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Review of gunshot fatalities in the Northern part of Ghana; a 6 year forensic autopsy based study - Ossei PPS, Niako N, Ayibor WG, Asante E, Safo KF, Mensah AS, Owusu E, Appiah KL.
This study aimed at reporting the incidence and pattern of gunshot fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Understanding the endorsement of wife beating in Ghana: evidence of the 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey - Dickson KS, Ameyaw EK, Darteh EKM.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) has become a global burden. The high occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) across the globe has implications for the socioeconomic wellbeing and health of children and women. METHODS: Data for the study wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
[WHO] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Betrayed and broken: a study of the experiences of victims of child sexual abuse in the Ga Community in Accra, Ghana - Markwei U, Osei-Hwedie K.
Child sexual abuse is increasingly becoming an issue of concern in most societies across the globe, including Ghana. This is a phenomenological study that sought to describe the lived experiences of victims of child sexual abuse in Ghana, using the Ga comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: New Ways to Clean Homes May Help in Fight Against Bacterial Disease
[The Conversation Africa] Bacteria that cause disease can be found in homes, schools and hospitals and are building up a resistance to antibiotic drugs. What this means is that, in the not-too-distant future, something as simple as a minor cut could develop into a life-threatening infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Examining spatial variability in the association between male partner alcohol misuse and intimate partner violence against women in Ghana: a GWR analysis - Amegbor PM, Yankey O, Rosenberg MW, Sabel CE.
Globally, it is estimated that about 30% of ever-partnered women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence (IPV)-physical assault, sexual assault, or emotional abuse. The prevalence of IPV in sub-Saharan Africa is considerably higher than the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Determinants of post-disclosure violence among women living with HIV in sero-discordant unions in Kumasi, Ghana: a cross-sectional study - Hardy YO, Antwi PK, Agbeno EK, Yifieyeh AC, Enimil A, Afful BA.
This study assesses the risk factors for post-disclosure vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Africa: False Information Fuels Fear During Disease Outbreaks - There Is an Antidote
[The Conversation Africa] False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media. Misinformation is rampant and conspiracy theories have added to the confusion. Examples include reports that the virus can kill a person in seconds, that Ghana has developed a successful vaccine and that HIV drugs have been used as a cure. There has even been a photo showing dozens of coronavirus victims lying dead in the streets of Wuhan in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rural transport services indicators: using a new mixed-methods methodology to inform policy in Ghana - Afukaar F, Damsere-Derry J, Peters K, Starkey P.
Rural people need access to markets and services. In developing countries, where private vehicle ownership is limited, villagers depend on public transport services. However, research evidence available to inform policy formulation is often extremely limit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 5 Other African Countries Can Diagnose Coronavirus - WHO
[Vanguard] There are currently six laboratories in Africa with capacity to diagnose the novel coronavirus. The laboratories are in Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence: the lived experiences of economic and financial violence of rural women in Ghana - Baffoe-Whyte H, Sossou MA.
This study explores and describes the lived experiences of 24... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana: Tema Health Institutions Halt 2018 Maternal Mortality in 2019
[Ghanaian Times] Health institutions in the Tema metropolis in 2019 halved maternal mortality recorded the previous year, documenting 18 deaths compared to the 36 in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Pays Gh ยข39,500 for Upkeep of Students in China
[Ghanaian Times] The Government has given 50,000RMB (GHC39,500.05) to the leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in China for the procurement of food and protective items for Ghanaian students caught up in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ambulance and Not Hearse, Right? Nana Sifa Twum
[Ghanaian Times] The government this week commissioned and distributed three hundred and seven ambulances to the National Ambulance Services (NAS) to augment its fleet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Why Global Governance of Disease Matters for Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus
[Ghanaian Times] In the waning days of 2019, a new coronavirus was reported to have emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Reports linked initial clusters of cases to a seafood market (one where many animal species were slaughtered and sold). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Sets Up National Coordinating Tech Committee to Respond to Coronavirus
[Ghanaian Times] A National Technical Coordinating Committee of experts have been constituted as a national response to deal with the control of the deadly coronavirus should it surface in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Prostate Cancer Awareness--the Need for Celebrities/Public Figures to Support the Campaign
[Ghanaian Times] A story in the health section of the BBC caught my attention yesterday. It was filed by the BBC health editor named Michelle Roberts. The story said that Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United Kingdom has now overtaken breast cancer. There were 50,000 registered cases of prostate cancer cases in England, a figure about 8,000 more than was seen in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: First Lady Inaugurates Refurbished Usher Polyclinic
[Ghanaian Times] The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo yesterday inaugurated a newly refurbished polyclinic and theatre at Ashiedu Keteke Sub Metro in Accra to help solve the health care needs of the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: National Ambulance Service Bill for Parliament Soon - President
[Ghanaian Times] A National Ambulance Service Bill which will identify funding sources for the National Ambulance Service (NAS) is currently before Cabinet and would soon be forwarded to Parliament for consideration and enactment, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Perspectives From Kenya and Ghana On Coronavirus Preparations
[The Conversation Africa] Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Countries across the world have heightened their disease surveillance systems and, in some cases, issued travel advisories. The Conversation Africa asked experts from Ghana and Kenya about their preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghanaian Students in China Want to Be Evacuated Over Coronavirus Outbreak
[Ghanaian Times] Ghanaian students in Wuhan in China, are calling on the government to evacuate them from the country because of the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: At Last! All Constituencies Take Custody of an Ambulance Each
[Ghanaian Times] TODAY, emergencyhealth care service in the country will be given a shot in the arm as every constituency receives an ambulance each from the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicide in Ghana: how could the community-based health planning and service (CHOS) effectively contribute to its prevention? - Assan A, Aikins M, Takian A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Ghana: Boost for Health Care Service ... As President Distributes 307 Ambulances to 275 Districts Tomorrow
[Ghanaian Times] Emergency health care service in the country is to receive a major boost from tomorrow as all is set for the commissioning and distribution of the much awaited 307 ambulances by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A multilevel analysis of contextual risk factors for intimate partner violence in Ghana - Cofie N.
While extant research suggests that context, structural socioeconomic and cultural factors matter in intimate partner violence research, quantitative research on the subject in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular Ghana, has disproportionately focused on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Ghana: Antibiotics Use and Effects On Gut Flora
[Ghanaian Times] There is concern about the effects of irrational use of antibiotics. This is not only because of the issue of antimicrobial resistance but importantly about the effect of antibiotics on the gut microbiota. The digestive tract especially the large intestine is the habitat for millions of microbes living in concert with several functions of the body. Antibiotics have been very useful in treating and controlling infections with positive impact of standard of living. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Urban travel patterns and safety among school children around Accra, Ghana - Poku-Boansi M, Amoako C, Atuah DO.
Introduction Urban transport and travel safety in African cities have not received enough attention in global research and policy. This paper contributes to this gap, by exploring how travel behaviours and patterns of school pupils between the ages of 6-1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Baptist Convention Receives U.S.$1.1 Million Medical Items From Global Medical Aid
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) has taken delivery of a large quantity of assorted medicines and other medical supplies from the Global Medical Aid to support health service delivery at the Baptist Medical Centres across Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: FBNbank Ghana Walks for Healthy Lifestyles
[Ghanaian Times] FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has held a health walk as part of its New Year activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Vodafone Healthline Advises Public
[Ghanaian Times] Vodafone's multiple award-winning TV programme, Healthline has enlightened viewers on the side effects of skin bleaching. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of the rural response system intervention to prevent violence against women: findings from a community-randomised controlled trial in the Central Region of Ghana - Ogum Alangea D, Addo-Lartey AA, Chirwa ED, Sikweyiya Y, Coker-Appiah D, Jewkes R, Adanu RMK.
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in three women globally and undermines women's human rights, social and economic development, and health, hence the need for integrated interventions involving communities in its prevention.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Institutions Must Work Towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage
[Ghanaian Times] Overreliance on retained Internally Generated Fund (IGF) to procure goods and services is compelling health institutions to surcharge clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: National Ambulance Service Begins Training of 50 EMTs
[Ghanaian Times] About 50 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) drawn from all 16 regions yesterday started receiving training on how to effectively operate the newly procured ambulances scheduled for commissioning on January 28. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends of online news media reported suicides in Ghana (1997-2019) - Abdulai T.
BACKGROUND: Suicides have become headline news in most developing countries and often feature on front pages with accompanying graphic pictures on prominent news portals. There has been an increased reportage of suicides by the Ghanaian news media. This st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: Lab Results On Strange Disease At Dedenu to Be Ready On Wednesday
[Ghanaian Times] Sogakope -Laboratory results about the actual disease that has struck hundreds of cows at Dedenu in the South Tongu District in the Volta Region would be released on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Environmental Wellness - Impact of a Filthy Workplace
[Ghanaian Times] Who can deny that, if her kitchen is filthy, full of cockroaches and mice, then Mrs. Kofi will be most unlikely to produce healthy meals? There will be no joy in Mrs. Kofi's workplace. How can her meals be enjoyable? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Dedenu Health Alert - Veterinary Service Must Act Now!
[Ghanaian Times] THE Ghanaian Times yesterday reported of a looming animal health crisis at Dedenu, a farming community in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region which has killed over 30 cows in 10 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"I wouldn't have hit you, but you would have killed your baby:" exploring midwives' perspectives on disrespect and abusive Care in Ghana - Dzomeku VM, Boamah Mensah AB, Nakua EK, Agbadi P, Lori JR, Donkor P.
BACKGROUND: Quality maternal health reduces maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Healthcare professionals, including midwives, are significant agents for the promotion of quality maternal health. Frequents reports of disrespect and abuse of child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: Upper West Regional Hospital Opens
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -The Upper West Regional Hospital was officially opened yesterday in Wa to commence admission, treatment and rehabilitation of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The mediating role of social capital in the relationship between socioeconomic status and adolescent wellbeing: evidence from Ghana - Addae EA.
BACKGROUND: Social capital is generally portrayed to be protective of adolescents' health and wellbeing against the effects of socioeconomic inequalities. However, few empirical evidence exist on this protective role of social capital regarding adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news