Ghana: Treatment of Tinea Capitis in Children
[Ghanaian Times] Tinea appears to be common, so this piece will dwell on Tinea capitis. I will draw on materials from "Management of tinea capitis in childhood" by Bennassar et al published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 12 July 2010 and Medscape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Expert Rubbishes Reports of Polio Vaccine Harming Children
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -- Recent social media reports alleging that the polio vaccine rather leaves children vulnerable to the virus are totally false, absolutely baseless and wholly-ridiculous, according to Dr Kwesi Djokoto, Deputy Director of Health (DDH) in charge of public health in the Volta Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring community security interventions using design thinking approach - Bonsu GA, Abaitey AK, Chisin AV.
This study uses design thinking to explore the creation and usage of community security intervention tools. Four communities in the Asokore Mampong Municipality in Ghana were selected purposively for the study. Data were gathered through focus group discus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Ghana: Urban Planning Needs to Look Back First - Three Cities Show Why
[The Conversation Africa] Months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments. Some urban planners have framed COVID-19 as an opportunity to re-imagine and improve cities' built landscapes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Fighting Invincible Enemy - Lessons for Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] Even though the world is not at war, certain occurrences portend war between and among nations. For instance, but for the emergence of COVID-19 that seems to have taken the attention from many things, the tension that was mounting in the Middle-East following the killing of Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, by US forces in Iraq would have altered the history of the world by now.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Know the Beginning Well - an Inside Journey Through Five Decades of African Development
[Africa Renewal] In 1977, a thirty-three-year-old Ghanaian economist with the World Bank was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that confounded doctors in a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. One day, his heart almost stopped as he passed out. He was later transferred to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington, D.C. where another team of doctors successfully treated him. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination Exercise Begins in Ho Municipality
[Ghanaian Times] At least 42,789 children under the age of five in 117 communities in the Ho municipality will benefit from the national polio vaccination exercise which commenced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Celebrates World Suicide Prevention Day
[Ghanaian Times] About 200,000 senior high school (SHS) students have attempted to take their lives in the last 12 months, the Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) has said, as it marks this year's World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pathways of change: qualitative evaluations of intimate partner violence prevention programmes in Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa and Tajikistan - Stern E, Willan S, Gibbs A, Myrttinen H, Washington L, Sikweyiya Y, Addo-Lartey A, Mastonshoeva S, Jewkes R.
A critical component of evaluations of the effectiveness of intimate partner violence prevention programmes involves understanding pathways of change among individuals who participate in such programmes, and the intervention or contextual elements that sup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Ghana: A Well Deserved Praise!
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghanaian Times yesterday published on its front page a story that the government had commended Ghanaians, especially frontline health workers of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), for their commitment towards the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, and this must not pass without comments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GCB Supports Airborne Force Medical Outreach in Tamale
[Ghanaian Times] GCB Bank Ltd has supported the Airborne Force Medical Centre in Tamale with a sponsorship package of GH ¢ 2,000.00 as the bank's contribution towards the centre's medical outreach programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Fight Against Covid-19 - Govt Praises Frontline Workers, Others ... for Commitment, Sacrifices Toward Conquering Disease
[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi -- The government has commended Ghanaians, especially frontline workers of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for their unsaved commitment towards the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Oral Treatment of Onychomycosis (Tinea Unguium)
[Ghanaian Times] "I have finger nail infection. I am told it is a fungal infection called Tinea. I have used Griseofulvin in the past. Recently I was put on Itraconazole capsulesby my healthcare provider. My healthcare provider asked me take 200mg twice daily for 1 week, repeat the same for another 1 week the second month and do another 1 week for the third month. The dosing is unusual for me. Will it work?". Yes it will work. It is called Pulse therapy. The alternative is to take 200mg daily for 3 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination for Children in UWR
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- More than 173,690 children under five years in the Upper West Region will be vaccinated against the poliomyelitis virus from September 10 to 13, 2020 by the Ghana Health Service and its partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Records Over 30 000 Covid-19 Deaths and Over a Million Reccoveries
[allAfrica] As of September 5, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,284,440.Reported deaths in Africa have reached 30,854 and recoveries 1,022,027.South Africa has the most reported cases - 635,078, with deaths numbering 14,678. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,582 cases), Morocco (68,605), Nigeria (54,743), Ethiopia (56,516), and Ghana (44,777).The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) us (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fire control systems in forest reserves: an assessment of three forest districts in the Northern region, Ghana - Husseini R, Aboah DT, Issifu H.
Forest fires may have beneficial effects ecologically, but can also be damaging to the overall health and diversity of flora and fauna and may also result in loss of farm produce and livelihood base of local communities living around the forest reserves. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Impact - 1, 500 Women-Owned Businesses Collapsed
[Ghanaian Times] About 1,500 women-owned Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) nationwide have folded up due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, the Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Towards Re-Opening of Airports - 80 PCR Test Kits Deployed At Kotoka ... to Test 1200 New Arrivals Daily for Covid-19
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Airport Company has deployed more than 80 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test machines at the Kotoka International Airport as part of measures to ensure safe reopening of the country's airports to international arrivals today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and lifestyle-associated risk factors of metabolic syndrome among commercial motor vehicle drivers in a metropolitan city in Ghana - Appiah CA, Afriyie EO, Hayford FEA, Frimpong E.
INTRODUCTION: commercial motor vehicle drivers are at risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) due to the nature of their work as they tend to go to work early, work for more hours, have irregular dietary habits and patterns, have little sleep and live sedentary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Global cases pass 25m – as it happened
India records world ’s highest single day rise;Ghana reopens air borders;fears over reopening schools in France. This blog is now closed. Follow our new blog belowCoronavirus – live updates12.10amBSTWe are closing this live blog now, but you can stay up to date on all the latest coronavirus news on our new blog below.Related:Coronavirus live news: US infections near 6m, UK records highest cases since June11.55pmBSTHere the latest key developments at a glance:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Amy Walker, Helen Davidson and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news Europe Australia news UK news Science Germany Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India reports record rise in infections; global cases pass 25m
India records world ’s highest single day rise;Ghana reopens air borders;fears over reopening schools in FranceWorld map: which countries have most cases?See all our coronavirus coverage10.16pmBSTPiers Corbyn, the brother ofJeremy Corbyn, the former leader of theUK ’s Labour party, has become one of the first people to receive a £10,000 fixed penalty under new coronavirus laws restricting public gatherings of more than 30 people.The weather forecaster and climate change denier was arrested and fined for his part in organising Saturday ’sdemonstration in central London against lockdown restrictions.R...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Amy Walker, Helen Davidson and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news Europe Australia news UK news Science Germany Source Type: news

Pattern of injuries amongst tennis players in Accra, Ghana - Acquaye G, Quartey J, Kwakye S.
BACKGROUND: Tennis is a popular global sport characterised by repeated, explosive motions and the involvement of several muscle groups during different strokes, which fluctuates randomly from brief periods of maximal or near maximal work to longer periods ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Needs Strong Institutions and Smart Policies
[Africa Renewal] Dr. K.Y. Amoako spent two decades as a leading economist at the World Bank. He was also an Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). He is the founder and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), a think tank based in Accra, Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Shall We Increase the Volume On NCCE?
[Ghanaian Times] One clich é that has caught in recent times among the populace, particularly the youth to emphasise a point or get the needed attention in drumming home a message is, "Is the volume okay or should I increase the volume?" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 15 African Countries Report More Than 10,000 Covid-19 Cases As 32 Report Less Than 5,000
[Ghanaian Times] 15 African countries report more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases as 32 report less than 5,000 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: FA Sets Aside Gh ¢2 Million to Test Players for Covid-19
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is determined to start the 2020/21 season amid coronavirus pandemic and have reportedly set aside a total of GH ¢ 2,656,800to test players. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Has Delayed but Not Derailed Our Progress As a Nation - Bawumia
[Ghana Presidency] Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed optimism that the strong economic fundamentals of the Akufo-Addo government will propell the country to overcome the devastating effects of Coronavirus on the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our migrant NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working rele...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

How the Home Office really treats our NHS heroes
The UK immigration system has never been smooth to navigate. The Home Office is infamous for its extortionate fees and interminably long wait times. Under the disruption of COVID-19, the slowdown in operations (including a lack of appointments, delayed processing times and the suspension of priority services) has made life unbearable for many people who rely on a visa to live in the UK. Tilly is a 39-year-old NHS surgical assistant who lives with her husband and three children. She has called the UK home for 20 years, and has worked for the NHS as a surgical assistant for the past three years. She’s been working rele...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Behind the headlines Magazine Covid-19 Home Office migrant workers NHS NHS surcharge visa Source Type: news

Unconventional farming methods could help smallholders fight back against climate change
(De Gruyter) New research from Ghana shows less popular methods of biochar application are more effective in promoting cowpea growth and yield. Cowpea is widely cultivated in sub-Saharan Africa and in warm regions around the world. The crop is an important source of human food, livestock feed, and green manure, and generates income for smallholder farmers. It is valued for its ability to boost soil fertility by fixing nitrogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ghana: Of Electioneering, Campaign, Road Safety Concerns Avoid Covid-19 Pandemic
[Ghanaian Times] There is no doubt that electioneering towards the December 7 polls have gathered momentum, and political parties and their candidates are crisscrossing the country to get their messages across to the electorate to win their support. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"I have since repented": discursive analysis of the role of religion in husband-to-wife abuse in Ghana - Adjei SB, Mpiani A.
In this study, we draw insights from discursive psychology to explore the influence of religious beliefs and practices on the perpetration of hus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

South Africa: Business Urged to Help Rebuild Economies Post Covid-19
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa's High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Lulu Xingwana, has called on business to help in developing economic strategies for a post-COVID-19 world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Ghana: House Approves Gh ¢174.7 Million Covid-19 Tax Waiver for Health Workers
[Ghanaian Times] Parliament has by a resolution approved a request by government for tax waiver amounting to GH ¢174,696,712 for health workers as part of measures in the fight against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors in the Ghana Police Service - Quarshie ENB, Odame SK, Annor F.
BACKGROUND: Despite recent media reports showing disturbing trends of police suicides in Ghana, no published studies are available from the country. Aims: We sought to estimate the prevalence and describe some of the correlates of suicidal behaviors among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Support Mothers to Breastfeed As Long As They Want - First Lady of Ghana Advocates
[WHO] The First lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on all to take key steps to address the practical, economic and socio-cultural barriers that still stand in the way of women breastfeeding and work together to enable mothers to breastfeed for as long as they wish to protect all babies from commercial interests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: 886 Athletes Cleared for YEA Covid-19 Grant ... 114 Await Approval
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 886 athletes have been cleared by the National Sports Authority (NSA) to benefit from the Youth Employment Authority's (YEA) support package to aid athletes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Managing children's problem behaviour in early childhood centres: strategies adopted by the Effutu Municipality, Ghana - Gyapong M, Nti-Adarkwah S, Subbey M, Mensah SO.
This descriptive survey sought to explore the type of children's problem behaviour and classroom management strategies adopted by the selected schools in the Effutu Municipality. The study adopted the explanatory sequential mixed method design. Data was ga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ghana: Restocking Health Facilities With ARVs, Welcoming News!
[Ghanaian Times] About a month ago, Ghana was reported to have been facing shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs), a life-saving medication for the suppression of HIV infection in Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: AfDB Group Supports Ghana's Covid-19 Response Plan With $69 Million Grant
[Public Agenda] The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Friday approved a $69 million grant to support Ghana's efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic impact on the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Measures Slow The Spread Of Measles? Ask This Ghanaian
Ghanaian reseracher James Azam uses mathematics to model how different measures, such as vaccination and social distancing, impact on the spread of measles – but now there's a new factor: the novel coronavirus Covid-19. #globalsouthscience (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker decision-maker Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana's Much Praised Covid-19 Strategy Has Gone Awry. Here Is Why
[The Conversation Africa] In its early days, Ghana's COVID-19 response was heralded as a success story. Its perspective was captured in a statement by Ghana's president when he announced Africa's first lockdown on 28 March: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Avert Shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs
[Ghanaian Times] Until the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic late last year, HIV/AIDS was regarded as the world's worst epidemic humanity had ever faced. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghanaians to Enjoy Free Water, Electricity for 3 More Months
[Ghanaian Times] The government has announced a number of relief packages to ameliorate the hardship brought onto Ghanaians as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: ARVs Drugs in Short Supply - Coalition
[Ghanaian Times] Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) for the treatment of Persons Living with HIV (PLHIVs) is in short supply, thereby putting the lives of thousands in danger, Non-State Actors in health and development (NSA) Ghana, has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, African Countries Grapple with Safely Easing Lockdowns
This article, originally published in UN’s Africa Renewal, has been updated to reflect the number of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths as of 29 June.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post As COVID-19 Cases Rise, African Countries Grapple with Safely Easing Lockdowns appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Franck Kuwonu, Afri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Franck Kuwonu Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2020 Reimagined
July 22, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCTo safeguard the health and well-being of our speakers, staff, and attendees from across the globe from COVID-19, IntraHealth International has made the difficult decision to cancel our SwitchPoint 2020 in-person conference in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this September.In lieu of a gathering in person this year, our team will host a series of highly creative and interactive virtual gatherings, designed to engage an influential global network and featuring many of the speakers and performers who were lined up to participate this year. SwitchPoint Exchange events have taken place in th...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kmelton Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Ghana: Community Nurses Deliver Child Health Care Amid COVID-19
[Africa Renewal] A backpack containing simple but essential medicines and supplies is all Antoinette Nuselie Segla, principal community health nurse, needs to embark on a health outreach in Fadama, a populous community in the north of Ghana's capital, Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news