Bullying in the clinical setting: lived experiences of nursing students in the Central Region of Ghana - Amoo SA, Menlah A, Garti I, Appiah EO.
INTRODUCTION: Nursing students are confronted with bullies in the classroom and during clinical placement. Acquisition of the necessary psychomotor skills intended during clinical placements may be impeded when workplace bullies intimidate students. This s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rising trend of "veil entanglement injuries" in northern Ghana: a case series - Buunaaim ADB, Seidu AS, Bukari MIS, Alatiga JA, Tano KE, Yempabe T.
INTRODUCTION: Veils are thin garments that are worn over the head, wrapped round the neck, and left hanging loosely over the torso up to the thighs. They are also known as scarf or "dupatta." Veils can get entangled in spokes of motorbikes or in belt-drive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pedestrians safety perceptions on midblock crosswalk utilization along urban corridors of developing countries - Obeng DA.
In Ghana, road crossing accidents account for more than 70% of all pedestrian fatalities as the task of road crossing is challenging, even in so-called 'protected' midblock crosswalks. This paper assesses pedestrians perception of midblock crosswalks safet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Ghana: Astrazeneca Vaccination Against Covid-19 Resumes Sept 24
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will from tomorrow, Friday, September 24, 2021, resume the administration of AstraZeneca, COVID-19 vaccines to eligible persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: At the 76th UN General Assembly - Pres Criticises European Countries... for Rejecting Indian Version of Astrazeneca
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as unfortunate, a decision by some European countries to reject the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Cases Overwhelm Tanyigbe Health Centre
[Ghanaian Times] Tanyigbe -- Surging cases of malaria are overwhelming the pint-sized community health centre at Tanyigbe, near Ho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse in Ghana: a media content analysis of survivors, offenders, and offence characteristics - Quarshie ENB, Davies PA, Acharibasam JW, Owiredua C, Atorkey P, Quarshie DA, Quarshie SNS.
While there are no official data and published studies on clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse (CPSA) from Ghana, local media reports continue to show worrying trends of the phenomenon. We drew on 73 media reports from January 2000 to March 2019, to describe th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: Klefe-Demete CHPS Compound Abandoned?
[Ghanaian Times] The Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound project which took off at Klefe-Demete in 2019 is now hidden in shrubs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Marks World Patient Safety Day 2021
[Ghanaian Times] The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has expressed the need to deepen the implementation of policies and guidelines of the National Healthcare Quality Strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Countries Should Focus More On Turning Covid-19 Crisis Into Opportunities - - President Akufo-Addo
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Putting childhood in its place: rethinking popular discourses on the conceptualisation of child trafficking in Ghana - Koomson B, Abdulai D.
Popular discourses on child trafficking are generally characterised by unverifiable statistics, melodramatic representations, and emotional reactions. More so, notions of poverty, exploitation, and the protection of children from harm have driven education... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia: Minister of Health Describes the Launch of Digital Midwifery As Leap of Fate for Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia has become the second African country to launch an online or digital midwifery examination system, following its first launch in the subregion of Ghana, which shares a similar idea to enable Liberia to get such history recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fundamental Changes Needed at UN Summit to Tackle Global Food Insecurity
Discussion of such issues, alongside such products’ environmental impacts, have been minimised as part of the Summit process. Was that to avoid Big Food’s’ discomfort at discussing the most unhealthy and unsustainable foods? UN organisations and their staff are well aware of such issues but have been pressured to “come to the table” with companies they know are more interested in driving shareholder value than contributing to sustainability and public health. Such companies have a history of unethical marketing of unhealthy foods to children, or persuading poor mothers not to breastfeed. For...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Nisbett - Lesli Hoey - Graziano da Silva Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Occupational injuries among health care workers at a public hospital in Ghana - Appiagyei H, Nakua EK, Donkor P, Mock C.
INTRODUCTION: information on occupational injuries to health care workers (HCWs) in Africa is limited. We sought to determine the prevalence of occupational injuries among HCWs at a Ghanaian hospital, determine the most common types of injuries, and assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Pedestrian risk perception of marked and unmarked crosswalks in Kumasi, Ghana - Tefe M, Adanu EK, Ackaah W, Zephaniah S, Jones S.
This study seeks to investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Launches National Breastfeeding Week
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization has joined the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and partners to launch the 2021 National Breastfeeding Week celebration under the theme, Protect Breastfeeding: A shared responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A study of alternative measures in resolving cases of child sexual abuse among the Ga Community in Accra, Ghana - Markwei U, Tetteh PM.
Many children continue to be sexually abused worldwide. In Ghana, relatively high figures of child sexual abuse (CSA) are reported by the police daily. Although there are laws that seek to protect children from sexual abuse, in reality, there is a wide gul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining the relationship between transportation mode and the experience of road traffic accident in the upper west region of Ghana - Konkor I.
The recent alarming rates of morbidity and mortality associated with road traffic accidents (RTAs) is a major global public health concern. The United Nations Organization has recognized the enormity of this problem and specified target 6 of the Sustainabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Influence of parental attitude and perception of built environment attributes on children's active travel to school in Ghana - Siiba A.
This study seeks to overcom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption among tertiary students in the Hohoe municipality, Ghana: analysis of prevalence, effects, and associated factors from a cross-sectional study - Aboagye RG, Kugbey N, Ahinkorah BO, Seidu AA, Cadri A, Akonor PY.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption constitutes a major public health problem as it has negative consequences on the health, social, psychological, and economic outcomes of individuals. Tertiary education presents students with unique challenges and some stude... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Holds Conference On Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition
[WHO-AFRO] Over the past few decades, the maternal mortality rate in Ghana has seen a steady decline due to several factors and robust systems put in place to ensure safe pregnancy and delivery. Data available to the Ghana Health Service shows a total number of 875 maternal deaths in 2018 and 838 in 2019. This figure further decreased to 776 in 2020 despite the increase in total deliveries while institutional maternal mortality ratio reduced from 117 in 2019 to 106 in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and all its as (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Infectious Disease Center Installs First Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer
[WHO-AFRO] Ghana like many other countries across the globe, is grappling with a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic driven by the delta variant. Since July 2021, the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded have increased significantly by 6.5 times compared to the month of June 2021 with 5-fold increase in deaths. All efforts are being made to provide the best of care to COVID patients but with only 2.7% of the population fully vaccinated and the delta variant in circulation, the country still stands a high risk of COV (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Profile - Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante, Director At Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service
[WHO] In this Q&A, Dr Kwaku Poku Asante, director of the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana reflects on the potential implications of the RTS,S seasonal vaccination study findings for Ghana and other countries in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: World Bank Country Director Pays Courtesy Call On President Bio, Pledges Support for Health Insurance Scheme
[Sierra Leone Government] The World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia, Pierre Frank Laporte, has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and pledged the Bank's support for the country's Health Insurance Scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unintentional falls among children in rural Ghana and associated factors: a cluster-randomized, population-based household survey - Gyedu A, Boakye G, Quansah R, Donkor P, Mock C.
INTRODUCTION: falls contribute to almost one-fifth of injury-related deaths. The majority of these occur in low- and middle-income countries. The impact of fall injury in low- and middle-income countries is greater in younger individuals. We aimed to deter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Injury-severity analysis of intercity bus crashes in Ghana: a random parameters multinomial logit with heterogeneity in means and variances approach - Damsere-Derry J, Adanu EK, Ojo TK, Sam EF.
Travel by bus is an efficient, cost-effective, safe and preferred means of intercity transport in many advanced countries. On the contrary, there is huge public sentiment about the safety records of intercity buses in low- and middle-income countries given... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

News editors' views about suicide and suicide stories in Ghana - Akotia CS, Osafo J, Asare-Doku W, Boakye KE.
Media reporting of suicide has attracted attention globally because it has the potential to trigger copycat suicides. The absence of a national policy on suicide prevention in Ghana has left the media landscape with uncensored publication of suicide storie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The ‘Covid-19 Timebomb’ – Dispelling the Single- Story Humanitarian Narrative for Africa
A 76-year-old man shows his vaccination card after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Kasoa, Ghana. Credit: UNICEF/Francis KokorokoBy Jeremy AlloucheBRIGHTON, UK, Aug 9 2021 (IPS) An article published in April 2020 by the World Economic Forum warning that Africa was facing a Covid-19 time bomb was widely shared among the humanitarian sector, with increasing alarm. Some anticipated a perfect storm in terms of violence against children while others talked about the potential for a hunger pandemic in the Sahel. But none of these catastrophic scenarios have been borne out in either the first or second waves of the pandemic in Su...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeremy Allouche Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Boys should not be overlooked: Sexual violence victimization and associated factors among school-going adolescents in urban Ghana - Quarshie ENB.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent sexual violence victimization is still less researched in countries within sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the 12-month prevalence of sexual violence victimization and describe the differences and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: LGBTIQ+ Bill Would Threaten Fight On HIV/Aids, Says UNAIDS
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- If passed, this legislation will drive LGBT+ people further away from HIV prevention, care and treatment services and endanger the advances made against the HIV epidemic in the last decade, says UNAIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Path to Paternity - Surviving a Long-Lettered Male Issue
[Ghanaian Times] That Tuesday morning was not the first time KekeliAgbozo (real name withheld) had to take matters of sexual pleasure into his own hands, literally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Adoption - Accepting the Alternative Family System to Break Infertility Stigma
[Ghanaian Times] Being married for a decade without biological children is one of the most painful emotional and psychological experiences any woman or a man could go through. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How can i feel safe at home? Adolescents' experiences of family violence in Ghana - Addae EA, Tang L.
Despite the implementation of various national legal frameworks and global policies such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to combat violence against young people, family violence against young people is prevalent, especially in WHO African r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence of childhood injuries and modifiable household risk factors in rural Ghana: a multistage, cluster-randomised, population-based, household survey - Gyedu A, Stewart BT, Otupiri E, Mehta K, Donkor P, Mock C.
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the incidence of childhood household injuries and prevalence of modifiable household risk factors in rural Ghana to inform prevention initiatives. SETTING: 357 randomly selected households in rural Ghana. PARTICIPANTS: Careg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of likely major depressive disorder among the adult population in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic - Adu MK, Wallace LJ, Lartey KF, Arthur J, Oteng KF, Dwomoh S, Owusu-Antwi R, Larsen-Reindorf R, Agyapong VIO.
BACKGROUND: Emerging research suggests that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and associated public health restrictions have caused psychological distress in many contexts. In order for public health authorities and policy makers to effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Examining subsector-based inequalities in health, safety and environmental conditions of gold miners in Ghana - Aram SA, Osei Lartey P, Amoah SK, Appiah A.
Ghana's small scale mining subsector employs more, usually indigenous people, than the industrial large scale subsector. Despite the potential contributions of small scale mining, there exist wide disparaging variations in health, safety and environmental ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: Survey Shows Rise in Vaccine Hesitancy in Ghana
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic continues apace, with high- and lower-income settings struggling to contain outbreaks. The vaccine rollout is relatively speedy in some countries such as the UK. However, vaccine demand is much greater than supply. This, combined with the hoarding of surplus doses from high-income countries, means that the continent of Africa is left with very few doses to protect its countries' populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive and abortion practices of young Ghanaian women aged 15 –24: evidence from a nationally representative survey
ConclusionsYoung people ’s intermittent sexual activity, desire for methods that do not harm their health, access barriers and provider bias, likely contribute to their greater use of coital-dependent methods. Providers should be equipped to provide confidential, non-discriminatory counseling addressing concerns about in fertility, side effects and alternative methods. Use of social networks can be leveraged to educate around issues like safe abortion and correct use of N-tablet. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of unintentional injuries among in-school adolescents in Ghana - Aboagye RG, Seidu AA, Bosoka SA, Hagan JEJ, Ahinkorah BO.
Injuries among adolescents pose significant public health problems. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of adolescents' mortality and disability with the largest burden in low-and middle-income countries. Yet, there is paucity of data in Ghana on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Domestic Workers ’ Plight in Bangladesh
A domestic worker in her house in the Dhaka’s Malibagh slum. She no longer has work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Rafiqul Islam By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Rani Akter, a mother of five, usually works as a domestic helper in Dhaka’s Zikatola area. When the coronavirus pandemic broke out in Bangladesh last March, her employers asked her not to come to their homes for fear of infection. “I lost my work in three houses one after the other, which became a nightmare for me. My rich employers did not allow me in their homes as they thought that I might carry the invisible virus,”...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh COVID-19 Source Type: news

“We Need to Act Now” — as Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Third Wave of Covid-19
Health workers on Bwama Island on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. “The threat of a third wave in Africa is real and rising”, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. “Our priority is clear – it’s crucial that we swiftly get vaccines into the arms of Africans at high risk of falling seriously ill and dying of COVID-19.” Credit: UNICEF/Catherine NtabaddeBy Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro SelassieWASHINGTON DC, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more br...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Tags: Africa Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Does a New ‘Gold Standard’ Really Protect Miners?
A 15-year-old boy working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana. Credit: Juliane Kippenberg/Human Rights WatchBy Juliane KippenbergBERLIN, Jun 29 2021 (IPS) Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliane Kippenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

Red light running rate in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana [conference abstract] - Ackaah W, Aidoo E.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P5010 In Ghana, approximately 12% of all road traffic fatalities occur at junctions and the cause of these crashes, as assigned by the traffic police, include signal viola... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Religion as meaning-making resource in understanding suicidal behavior in Ghana and Uganda - Knizek BL, Andoh-Arthur J, Osafo J, Mugisha J, Kinyanda E, Akotia C, Hjelmeland H.
Suicidal behavior is condemned by religions and tradition, and suicide attempts are criminalized by law in several African countries, including Ghana and Uganda. Suicide and suicide attempts may have severe consequences for both the entire family and the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

130 Countries Promise to Protect and Invest in Health Care Workers
Members of a Community Health Nursing Team in Roseau, Dominica According to the World Health Organisation at least 115,000 health and care workers globally may have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2021 (IPS) One hundred and thirty countries have signed a statement recognising the efforts of health care workers, first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – “one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations”. The statement affirms their support for the World Health Organisation&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations first responders health care workers Source Type: news

Use of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Pregnancy Prevention Among Ghanaian Women: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey
Few studies in low- and middle-income countries have examined the use of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for pregnancy prevention. Understanding the prevalence of FABM use among Ghanaian contraceptors and the characteristics and practices of users is essential. Our 2018 nationally representative survey of Ghanaian women included detailed questions on the use of rhythm and Standard Days Method/Cycle Beads (SDM). After considering multimethod use patterns, we estimated likely FABM prevalence among contraceptors, identified characteristics associated with current use of an FABM (vs. current use of a hormonal method/...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Bridging Ghana and the Gulf - How One ECRF Fellow Is Tackling Urban Flooding
Communities must move from coping with floods to adapting for them. Kwame Owusu-Daaku, a former Gulf Research Program fellow, explains why living through floods in his native Ghana led him to Florida to help address the link between flooding and injustice. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - June 17, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

The death of Adumissa: a suicide at Cape Coast, Ghana, around 1800 - Parker J.
This article examines the history of voluntary death on the Gold Coast in present-day Ghana. Its focus is the suicide of a young woman named Adwoa Amissa (or Adumissa), who took her own life in dramatic fashion in the town of Cape Coast in the early ninete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species
(Yale University) A new study in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society co-authored by Yale anthropologist Eric Sargis finds that the barking hyraxes are a separate species from their shrieking neighbors. The newly described species, Dendrohyrax interfluvialis, populates the wet and dry forests that lie between the two rivers in coastal regions of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo and Benin, and southwestern Nigeria. The researchers based their conclusion on the distinctive calls combined with anatomical and genetic differences they identified among tree hyrax populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news