Ghana:Confab On Malnutrition and Nutrition Launched in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A conference to dialogue on innovative ways at curbing malnutrition and nutrition related diseases in the country has been launched in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:'Don't Compromise Children's Immunisation'
[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Winfred Ofosu, has said that children's immunisation play major role at ensuring their survival and should not be compromised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Woman Rescued By Christian Atsu Dies
[Ghanaian Times] A 62-year-old prisoner, Mama Theresa, whose surgery bills were paid by Black Star midfielder, Christian Atsu, has passed on days after the operation, Ghanaian football portal, Ghanasoccernet, has reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana Marks Global Handwashing Day
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecelia Abena Dapaah has directed the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to take sanitation issues seriously or be shown the exit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women ’s Autonomy and Intimate Partner Violence in Ghana
CONCLUSIONSThe findings underscore the relevance of women ’s empowerment programs as potential mechanisms for reducing intimate partner violence in Ghana. They also point to the need to move beyond individual-level interventions and consider community-level programs that empower women to be autonomous. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Does economic abuse affect the health outcomes of women in Ghana? - Tenkorang EY, Owusu AY.
Although academically underexplored, economic abuse is common in most societies. Using data collected from 2,289 ever-married Ghanaian women, this study employed regression techniques to examine dimensions of economic abuse (employment sabotage, economic e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Public bus passenger safety evaluations in Ghana: a phenomenological constructivist exploration - Sam EF, Brijs K, Daniels S, Brijs T, Wets G.
In this study, we explore the criteria PT users in Ghana use ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Reasons for attempting suicide: an exploratory study in Ghana - Akotia CS, Knizek BL, Hjelmeland H, Kinyanda E, Osafo J.
This study examined the reasons for suicide attempts among patients in Ghana. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 30 informants who had been hospitalized for attempted suicide. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ghana:GHS Pushes for More Funding for Health Promotion Strategies
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is pushing for increased funding from government to advance its health promotion strategies across the country to ensure a healthy population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Olam SHS Holds Health Walk
[Ghanaian Times] Tema. -Our Lady of Mercy (OLAM) Senior High School, has organised a health screening and walk as part of activities to mark its 20th anniversary celebration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Oversight Needed to Enforce Shackling Ban
[HRW] Hundreds of people with real or perceived mental health conditions remain chained or confined in prayer camps in Ghana, despite some progress, one year after the government pledged to enforce a ban on shackling, Human Rights Watch said today on World Mental Health Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana 'prayer camps' chain residents with mental health problems
The BBC finds religious centres in Ghana using chains to restrain people with mental health problems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency response time and pre-hospital trauma survival rate of the national ambulance service, Greater Accra (January - December 2014) - Mahama MN, Kenu E, Bandoh DA, Zakariah AN.
BACKGROUND: Every year, about 1.2 million people die through road traffic crashes worldwide. Majority of these deaths occur in Africa where most of their emergency medical services are underdeveloped. In 2004, Ghana established the National Ambulance Counc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low intensity intimate partner aggression in Ghana: support for the revised gender symmetry theory in an African country - Darko G, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
Sex differences in the perpetration and victimization of low intensity intimate partner aggression (IPA) were investigated in Ghana. The sample consisted of 1,204 adults (mean age 44.1 yrs., SD 13.5), 602 males and 602 females. IPA was measured with the DI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

NHS to partner with Commonwealth nations to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
This news story outlines how the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care's Fleming Fund, will send up to 12 volunteer NHS pharmacists and specialist nurses to Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to work with local health workers against AMR. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines, and their benefits beyond immunisation
How do vaccination programmes influence child survival in low-income countries? Protection against the targeted illness is not the only aspect to consider, according to an EU-funded project that explored associated outcomes known as 'non-specific effects'. The research focused on public health interventions in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Examining the determinants of utility bicycling using a socio-ecological framework: an exploratory study of the Tamale Metropolis in Northern Ghana - Acheampong RA, Siiba A.
This paper examines the determinants of utility bicycling through a cross-sectional study in Tamale, a metropolis with a long history of an embedded cycling culture in Ghana, West Africa. Using a socio-ecological framework, we model the extent to which ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana:3rd West Africa Executive Course On Human Rights and Drug Policy [invitation to Apply]
[OSIWA] The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications from Anglophone West Africa for its intensive 6-day 3rd West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon on July 25-30, 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Testing out natural aphrodisiacs in Ghana
Natural aphrodisiacs for sale in Ghana - but what's in them? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana:Keeper's House, Ruc Organise Health Screening for Madina Residents
[Ghanaian Times] The Keeper's House Chapel in collaboration with Radford University College (RUC), has organised a free health screening exercise for more than 1,000 residents of Madina, in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Redouble Efforts to Promote Child and New-Born Health
[Ghana Govt.] Despite the strides made in improving new-born health in Ghana over the past five years, a lot more remains to be done, Dr Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Deputy Director, Reproductive and Child Health, Family Health Division, Ghana Health Service, has noted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:How Indigenous and Faith Healers Approach Mental Health in Ghana
[The Conversation Africa] The use of non-biomedical methods to treat mental disorders in developing countries, like Ghana, has long been acknowledged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 80% of people who need mental health care in developing countries go to indigenous or faith healers for care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Access to Quality, Affordable Care
August 31, 2018This year's  Extreme Affordability Conference in Ghana had something new to offer.Something special happens when stage and subject align. Earlier this summer, after trading air-conditioned ballrooms for steamy tents in sub-Saharan Africa, the Extreme Affordability Conference achieved that alignment. Although the conference has always been about improving access to global health resources, taking the event to Ghana maximized global partnerships in new ways.Leveraging Combined Strengths and ConnectionsThe University of Utah ’s Division of Public Health has been working in Africa for nearly two decad...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ghanaian media coverage of violence against women and girls: implications for health promotion - Owusu-Addo E, Owusu-Addo SB, Antoh EF, Sarpong YA, Obeng-Okrah K, Annan GK.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important public health issue. Framing studies indicate that how the news media cover public health issues is critical for designing effective health promotion interventions. Notwithstanding this, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa:How an App Is Helping to Collect Genetic Data in Ethiopia and Ghana
[The Conversation Africa] Genetic technologies are poised to change the world. Want to eradicate a human disease such as cystic fibrosis or improve a person's ability to run impossible distances or lift unimaginable weights? This may be possible in the future by using something called CRISPR to edit an organism's genetic makeup. How about rapidly sequencing a newborn's genome, similar to an early scene in the 1997 movie Gattaca? Next-generation sequencing may make this fiction a reality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Ghana first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma
[allAfrica] Ghana has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. It is the first country in Sub Saharan Africa to eliminate the painful and potentially blinding eye condition trachoma.   (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Perspectives on sexual abuse of school children in basic and secondary schools in Ghana - Obeleagu Agu A, Kweku Brown C, Adamu-Issah M, Akua Duncan B.
OBJECTIVE: To explore and document the extent of sexual abuse of school children in Ghana and initiate an informed dialogue with all stakeholders for solutions. METHOD: This is a descriptive and exploratory survey. Information was collected from 49... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana:Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Open Heart Surgery At KATH
[Ghanaian Times] A 10-member medical team from the Guandong General Hospital in China has performed free open heart surgeries for some patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), under the auspices of the government of China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:First Survey to Determine the Cost for the Treatment of Tuberculosis Launched
[Ghana Govt.] The Report of a national survey to ascertain the cost incurred by persons diagnosed of tuberculosis (TB) and to determine the economic burden carried by the patients' households in Ghana has been launched in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Food insecurity, sexual risk taking, and sexual victimization in Ghanaian adolescents and young South African adults - Masa R, Graham L, Khan Z, Chowa G, Patel L.
The objectives of this study were to examine whether food insecurity is associated with sexual risk taking and victimization in young people (aged 16-24); and to investigate whether the relationship of food insecurity with sexual risk taking an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana:Stakeholders Meet On Non-Communicable Diseases
[Ghana Govt.] A stakeholders' consultative meeting, which aimed to come out with preventive measures to address the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and help Ghanaians live a healthy life, has taken place in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:'We Did Not Give Any Admission Quota for Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges'
[Ghanaian Times] The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has denied issuing directives on the 2018/2019 admission quota for the nursing and midwifery training colleges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessment of coastal communities' vulnerability to floods using indicator-based approach: a case study of Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana - Yankson PWK, Owusu AB, Owusu G, Boakye-Danquah J, Tetteh JD.
Coastal towns along the coast of Africa are among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts such as flooding and sea level rise. Yet, because coastal conditions in many parts of the region are poorly understood, knowledge on which population groups are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana:Activities Marking Annual World Breastfeeding Week 2018 Begin
[Ghana Govt.] Poor sub-optimal breastfeeding practices put babies at risk of compromised health and malnutrition, with the potential of increasing infant illness and death, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General, Ghana Heath Service (GHS), has declared. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Activities Marking Annual World Breastfeeding Week 2018 Begin
[Ghana Govt.] Poor sub-optimal breastfeeding practices put babies at risk of compromised health and malnutrition, with the potential of increasing infant illness and death, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General, Ghana Heath Service (GHS), has declared. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana:Call for Establishment of Disability Desks in Ghana's Health Facilities
[Public Agenda] A proposal has been made to the government of Ghana to consider the establishment of Disability Desks in all the country's heath facilities to ensure easy accessibility by Persons with Disability (PWDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:PHARM88 of KNUST Launches Gh ȼ88,000 Endowment Fund
[Ghanaian Times] The 1988 year group of Pharmacists (PHARM88) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology led by its President, Emmanuel Kwesi Eghan, Principal Technical Advisor, MSH-USA, has launched a fund in Accra with seed money of GH ¢Ȼ 88,000, to cater for distressed students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana King Gives Firm Land for HIV Drug Factory
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ashanti king, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, has given land to one of Uganda's top pharmaceutical firms to build a factory and manufacture HIV/Aids drugs in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'The threads in his mind have torn': conceptualization and treatment of mental disorders by neo-prophetic Christian healers in Accra, Ghana - Kpobi LNA, Swartz L.
BACKGROUND: In many low- and middle-income countries, faith healing is used alongside biomedical treatment for many health problems including mental disorders. Further, Christianity in Africa has seen much transformation in recent decades with the growth o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Event in Ghana Showcases West Africa ’s Humanitarian Tech
August 02, 2018Humanitarian thinkers and doers from throughout West Africa and the US participated inIntraHealth International’s first Africa-basedSwitchPoint event last month as part of the annualExtreme Affordability Conference.Over 200 students, health workers, academics, scientists, technologists, venture capitalists, artists, and others gathered for the conference, which was hosted by the University of Utah at Ensign College of Public Health in Kpong, Ghana, to explore the latest in humanitarian technologies and new approaches to improving health and well-being in the region.“Our friends from Utah invited ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ghana:Over 1500 Cervical Cancer Patients Die Annually
[Public Agenda] Currently, Ghana records more than 3,000 cervical cancer cases annually with more than half of those diagnosed not surviving due to late presentation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Veep Tasks Healthcare Practitioners to Do Away With Errors
[Ghanaian Times] Senchi -The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has charged healthcare practitioners to be professional and do away with errors and malpractices in their line of work to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parental perceptions of child labour and human rights: a comparative study of rural and urban Ghana - Adonteng-Kissi O.
Considering the inherently hazardous nature of some artisanal fishing and farm work in Ghana, there is sometimes a thin line between what is considered child work and child labour. I drew on literature exploring cultural relativism and human rights and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors of intimate partner violence among women in four districts of the central region of Ghana: baseline findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial - Ogum Alangea D, Addo-Lartey AA, Sikweyiya Y, Chirwa ED, Coker-Appiah D, Jewkes R, Adanu RMK.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant global public health problem. Understanding risk factors is crucial for developing prevention programmes. Yet, little evidence exists on population-based prevalence and risk factors for IPV in West Africa. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Yes, it's real: Man confesses to sacrificing 675 people as part of Satan-worship rituals
(Natural News) A young man from Ghana has published to the web, a video of himself describing something that many ignorant Americans still insist isn’t real: active worship of Satan in the modern age. The man, who appears to be in his 30s, is seen describing how he’s used some 675 people over the past 17... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana:MTN Handover Gh ¢5.5 Million Maternity Block to Tema General Hospital
[Ghanaian Times] Tema -MTN Ghana, yesterday handed over an ultra modern 40-bed maternity block worth GH ¢5.5 million to the Tema General Hospital (TGH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news