Ghana:Government Secures U.S.$300,000 Facility for Schools of Hygiene
[Ghanaian Times] Government has secured a $300,000 African Development Bank facility to support the schools of hygiene in the country, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of timber bridges in Ghana with case studies of the Kaase Modular Timber Bridge - Lumor RK, Ankrah JS, Bawa S, Dadzie EA, Osei O.
Construction of bridges in Ghana has largely been done in reinforced concrete and steel to a lesser extent. These materials and construction technology employed are very expensive and a severe drain on the foreign exchange resources of the country. However... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Africa:Civil Society Organizations Gather in Ghana to Increase Engagement in Global Fund Programs
[GFO] Health advocates from across Africa share experiences, build capacity, and strategize on how to respond to HIV, TB and malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana to Host Adolescent Eproductive Health Summit
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana will host the 2nd National Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Summit in August, this year, in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Misconduct within the "four walls": does organizational justice matter in explaining prison officers' misconduct and job stress? - Boateng FD, Hsieh ML.
Primarily, this article examines the role of organizational justice in understanding prison officers' behavior. The authors surveyed 169 correctional officers across five correctional facilities in Ghana to explore the role of three organizational justice ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Between moral infraction and existential crisis: exploring physicians and nurses' attitudes to suicide and the suicidal patient in Ghana - Osafo J, Akotia CS, Boakye KE, Dickson E.
BACKGROUND: Negative attitudes of health professionals towards suicide may hamper their willingness and skills to work with attempt survivors. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes of physicians and nurses towards suicid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ghana:Public Health Alert - Govt Warns Against Galamsey
[Ghanaian Times] GOVERNMENT has raised the red flag warning that artisanal and small scale mining exposes mining communities across Ghana to high and potentially dangerous levels of toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana - Alhassan RK, Poku KA.
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric hospitals need safe working environments to promote productivity at the workplace. Even though occupational health and safety is not completely new to the corporate society, its scope is largely limited to the manufacturing/processi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana:Deadly Gas Kills Galamseyer, Others Collapse At Gbane
[Ghanaian Times] Gbane -One illegal miner, popularly known as 'galamseyer', died while four others collapsed, after inhaling deadly gas from a mining explosive at Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:K'bu Hospital Workers Protest Dismissal of CEO
[Ghanaian Times] Workers of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have protested against the sacking of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, Dr Felix Anyah from office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria, Ghana Top Abortion Pill Searches
[Premium Times] While Nigeria's abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries its citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana Medical Centre to Open End of July
[Ghanaian Times] The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will be opened to the public by the end of July, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has assured. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:20 Pregnant BECE Candidates Fail to Write Exams At Bawku
[Ghanaian Times] Zebilla -About 20 pregnant Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates failed to write the examination in the Bawku West District of the Upper East region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana:2 Died in 2013, 2017 After Undergoing Surgery At Obengfo Hospital - Gmdc
[Ghanaian Times] Two people died at the Obengfo Hospital between 2013 and 2017 after undergoing a liposuction and fat transfer surgery at the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate Introduces Inactive Polio Vaccine Into Routine Immunization
[Ghana Govt.] The New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate, in collaboration with the Regional Health Directorate, has launched the introduction of the Inactive Polio Vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peter Morton-Williams obituary
iMy husband Peter Morton-Williams, who has died aged 95, was a former pro-vice chancellor of Ulster University and an eminent anthropologist. He worked for many years in Nigeria and Ghana, where he researched and lectured on west African social anthropology and became a leading authority on the history and culture of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.He also wrote many academic papers and some books about aspects of West African society, including An Outline of the Cosmology and Cult Organization of the Oyo Yoruba (1964). Long into his retirement he was frequently consulted by students, academics and others, including museums a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mercy Morton-Williams Tags: Anthropology Africa University of Ulster Ghana Source Type: news

Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of southern part of Ghana - Ahulu ST, Danuor SK, Asiedu DK.
This paper presents a seismic hazard map for the southern part of Ghana prepared using the probabilistic approach, and seismic hazard assessment results for six cities. The seismic hazard map was prepared for 10% probability of exceedance for peak ground a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana:Unsafe Abortion Cannot Be Ignored - Marie Stopes CEO
[Ghanaian Times] The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Marie Stopes International, Mr Simon Cooke, has reiterated the need to make more services for safe abortion available and accessible to women to reduce maternal deaths in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt to Launch Medicine Policy to Check Counterfeit Medication, Others
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health (MOH) will in June this year launch a medicine policy to deepen efforts to combat the growing menace of counterfeit medication, pharmaceutical crime and substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Fighting HIV/Aids - A Test Case for Ghana Beyond Aid
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Samira Bawumia Launches 'Safe Delivery Project' to Reduce Maternal and Neo-Natal Mortality
[Ghana Govt.] Mrs Samira Bawumia, wife of the Vice President, on Friday, launched a project dubbed: 'The Safe Delivery Project' which is aimed at drastically reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality in deprived communities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health and Tech Thinkers Come Together at SwitchPoint
May 14, 2018From pandemic preparedness to gender equality, here are a few standout moments from the 2018 event.At  SwitchPoint, a two-day conference organized by Intrahealth International —a DAI strategic affiliate—400 global health and technology devotees came together in the North Carolina countryside to share ideas and seed partnerships for solving global health challenges, especially by using technology. The seventh annual event, held April 26–27, featured 30-plus stage speakers and 20-plus microlabs.These talks and microlabs covered a host of topics, from pandemic preparedness and the value...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Influential factors in creating warning systems towards flood disaster management in Ghana: an analysis of 2007 Northern flood - Djimesah IE, Okine AND, Kissi Mireku K.
This paper is to examine and establish the purposes and impact of flood disaster management factors on creating warning systems outcome in Ghana's flooding state. The study collected empirical data from respondents by using a purposive sampling technique t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The role of social perception in disaster risk reduction: beliefs, perception, and attitudes regarding flood disasters in communities along the Volta River, Ghana - Adomah Bempah S, Olav Øyhus A.
People's perceptions of natural, spiritual, and social phenomena are socially constructed. Social perception is important because it helps people to make sense of the physical and social world and therein interact with it. Earlier research specializing in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana:Official Worried Over Teenage Pregnancy Rate
[Public Agenda] The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has expressed concern over what she says are the escalating Ghanaian population and reproductive health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana:Enforce the Law to End Discrimination Against People Living With HIV
[Ghana Govt.] Discrimination is outlawed under chapter 5 in Articles 12 (1), 17 (1) and 17 (2), of the 1992 Republican Constitution of Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Discrimination Against People Living With Aids Is Unlawful--Ghana Aids Commission
[Ghana Govt.] Studies have shown that HIV infections are on the increase while stigma and discrimination are among the key challenges facing the National Response to the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ashma Destroys Illegal Drugs
[Ghanaian Times] The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) taskforce on Friday seized quantities of assorted illegal drugs abandoned by drug peddlers during a swoop at Fitter Line near the Accra-Tema motorway. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:500-Bed Military Hospital Project Progresses
[Ghanaian Times] Work on the 500-bed capacity hospital for the Ghana Armed Forces at Afari, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region is steadily progressing with roofing, internal fittings to the building. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual coercion among students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana - Rominski SD, Moyer CA, Darteh EKM, Munro-Kramer ML.
Sexual coercion refers to strategies that result in an individual engaging in sexual activity against his or her will. Ecological factors influence the way sexual interactions occur; however, the relationship between these factors and sexual coercion has n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana:WHO - Close Gaps in Malaria Response
[Ghanaian Times] The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called on countries and the global health community to close the critical gaps in the malaria response, as they mark World Malaria Day which fell on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Use of Drones in Health Delivery - Time Is Now!
[Ghanaian Times] WE observe with admiration the groundbreaking signing of Letter of Intent between the Ministry of Health and Unmanned Aircraft System developers, USA-based Zipline International Inc. for the supply of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Remote Piloted Aerial Systems, popularly known as drones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Today Is World Malaria Day-Are We Ready to Beat Malaria?
[Ghanaian Times] MANY activities are taking place across the globe today, especially in malaria endemic countries, to raise awareness and engender commitment by policymakers to reduce the burden of Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Love, power, resilience and vulnerability: relationship dynamics between female sex workers in Ghana and their intimate partners - Onyango MA, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Adjei RO, Agyarko-Poku T, Kopelman CH, Green K, Wambugu S, Clement NF, Wondergem P, Beard J.
Little is known about female sex workers' daily lives or emotional relationships. Using relational-cultural theory, this study explored the relationship dynamics between sex workers and their intimate partners in Kumasi, Ghana. We collected qualitative dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Ghana:21 Persons Sworn-in to Serve As Peace Corps
[Ghana Govt.] Twenty one health trainees have been sworn-in by the Ghana Peace Corps Mission in Accra to serve as Community Peace Corps Volunteers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt Ready to Beat Malaria, Says Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance of Ghana's readiness to overcome malaria, in view of his Government's commitment to executing the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control and the innovative strategies adopted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:The Health System Must Respond to Needs of Clients
[Ghanaian Times] The health system must be strengthened in order to ensure quality health care toward achieving Universal Health Coverage. This is to ensure that underserved and vulnerable communities receive the best of care for which they are entitled to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine pilot steers past final delays
Health officials in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have to get the right systems in place (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana Marks World Health Day 2018
[Ghana Govt.] Government, with support from the World Bank, will assist the entire Community Health-based Planning Service (CHPS) compound system for everyone everywhere to be able to access the facilities for basic healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Using the ADAPT-ITT model to adapt an evidence-based primary prevention sexual violence intervention from the United States to Ghana (Abstract 22) - Munro-Kramer M, Rominski S, Darteh E, Britwum A, Huhman A, Stephenson R.
PURPOSE Sexual violence is a significant challenge for universities worldwide and prevention programs are non-existent in Ghana. We used the ADAPT-ITT model, a framework to systematically adapt HIV interventions, to adapt a sexual violence prevention progr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana:Bawku Observes International World Health Organisation Day
[Ghanaian Times] Bawku -The General Manager for the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, Mr Effa Yeboah, has pledged the commitment of health workers to deliver quality health care to the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malaria - GBC Health, John Hopkins University Give Access Bank Innovation Award
[Vanguard] The GBC Health's Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa, CAMA alongside the Private Sector Malaria Prevention Project, PSMP at John Hopkins Center for Communication, UK Aid and the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ghana Health Services, have conferred the 'Innovation Award' on Access bank and other significant awards to four other organisations for their roles in combating malaria scourge on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:VALD Commends Govt Effort but Asks for More
[Ghana Govt.] The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has commended government, Civil Society Organisations and the media for their continuous efforts towards the passage and adoption of the Tobacco Control Act, 2012 (Act 851) and the Tobacco Control Regulations (LI 2247) in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Pass Law On Health Institutions, Facilities to Ensure Sanity - GADMILS
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GADMILS) has called for the passage of the Legislative Instrument (L.I) on Health Institutions and Facilities Act 857 2013, to ensure sanity in the industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:TB Control Successes Eroding - NTP
[Ghanaian Times] Ms.Tina Mensah(second from left) and Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare at the World TB day Launch.With them is Dr. Frank Bonsu.Photo Victor A. Buxton (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Without Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
[Ghanaian Times] The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has resorted to using improvised support system in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to manage newly born babies who need special attention after delivery, Dr David Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Towards a TB-Free World, a TB-Free Ghana--Effort Leaders Wanted!
[Ghana Govt.] Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium-- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Even though TB could also affect other parts of the body, the disease generally affects the lungs. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:World Tuberculosis Day Launched in Accra
[Ghana Govt.] The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has pledged to join the crusade and contribute its quota to the fight for a TB-Free Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A life course understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence in Ghana - Tenkorang EY, Owusu AY.
Previous studies demonstrate the long term effects of childhood violence on future victimization and perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV). With a few exceptions from Asia, however, this literature is largely limited to North America and Europe. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana:Victims of Teenage Pregnancy Must Go Back to School - -North Dayi MP
[Ghanaian Times] The Member of Parliament for the North Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region, Ms Joycelyn Tetteh, has called for measures to integrate victims of teenage pregnancy back into school after delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news