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Ghana:Jumia Food Ghana Launches 'Local Food Friday'
[Ghana Govt.] 'Local Food Friday', a campaign aimed at boosting the patronage of Ghanaian cuisines, has been launched in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patricides and step-patricides in Ghana: victims, offenders, and offense characteristics - Adinkrah M.
There is a paucity of empirical research on patricide in Africa and many non-Western societies. To help fill this scholarly vacuum and contribute to the literature on patricide, the current article presents the results of an analysis of 18 cases of patrici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Weather updates twice a day as apps transform farming
Twice a day, Douglas Adjei receives a phone call giving the weather forecasts at his farm in southern Ghana. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Help to stop the government using aid to subsidise education profits
Public money is being used to subsidise private education companies – and UNISON members can do help to do something about it. The money comes from the UK government’s international development funds, which are increasingly being used to support so-called low-fee pivate schools and other models of private education. These are pushed as an alternative to free, quality public education. UNISON is urging members to write to their MP and international development secretary Penny Mordaunt to highlight the issue and ask them to end the government’s support and funding for these schools. The union is working wit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

Listening to the voices of the people: community's assessment of disaster responder agency performance during disaster situations in rural northern Ghana - Apanga S, Titi Addebah G, Chirawurah D.
INTRODUCTION: In Northern Ghana, a combination of torrential rains coupled with the spilling of the Bagre dam in neighboring Burkina Faso in the past few years has resulted in perennial flooding of communities. This has often led to the National Disaster M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana:UNAIDS Official Calls for Innovative Ways to Tackle HIV in Ghana
[Focac] Accra -Ghana recorded an 18 percent rise in new HIV infections in 2016, despite making significant progress in eliminating the AIDS epidemic, a senior UNAIDS official said on Friday, as Ghana observed the 2017 World AIDS Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:New Law to Protect HIV Positive Ghanaians
[Deutsche Welle] Hopes are up among Ghanaians with HIV/AIDS that a new law will help fight discrimination. Lawmakers also want to make sure that people do not skip tests out of fear of stigmatization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ministry of Health Takes Its Turn At the Meet-the-Press Series
[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue with ongoing hospital projects started by the previous government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Country Immunization Information System Assessments — Kenya, 2015 and Ghana, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Tigo-Airtel Climax Breast Cancer Month With Lunch, Fundraising
[Business Day] The newly merged Airtel and Tigo telecommunication climaxed this years' Breast Cancer Awareness last month with a sea of Pink dress-codes in solidarity with Breast Cancer survivors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana's pineapple farmers need more intensive training
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exactly these types of complex applications. This was the conclusion reached by a team from the Technical University of Munich and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, who provide evidence for this assertion in the form of a new study with recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana:PEPFAR's New Strategy Has Implications for the Global Fund
[Global Fund] Payment consists of reforms to enable the country to produce its Supply Chain Master Plan (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana Ready for Investments in Health Care - Dr Bawumia
[Ghana Govt.] The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured the investor community of excellent opportunities in the health care sector of Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence, circumstances and consequences of non-fatal road traffic injuries and other bodily injuries among older people in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa - Peltzer K, Phaswana-Mafuya N, Arokiasamy P, Biritwum R, Yawson A, Minicuci N, Williams JS, Kowal P, Chatterji S.
Unintentional injuries are one of the main contributors to mortality and disability in elderly populations in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to examine the annual road traffic and other bodily (not including falls) injury preva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Let ’s Harness the Egalitarian Spirit of Sport for Global Cohesion
Football match to raise awareness on environmental issues in Watamu, Kenya jointly organized by UNESCO, UN Environment and UN Information Center. Credit: @UNESCOBy Ann Therese Ndong Jatta and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 2017 (IPS)24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.In his message to the world the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres remarked, “When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world”. Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development obje...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ann Therese Ndong Jatta and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study highlights value of acknowledging adolescents' perspectives
(Society for Research in Child Development) Across very different cultures -- Ghana and the United States -- when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. Yet having the latitude to make decisions appears to function differently in the two cultures, with positive outcomes for youths in the United States but not in Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ghana: Invest in Mental Health Services to End Shackling
[HRW] The government of Ghana should ensure adequate funding for mental health services in Ghana, as a crucial step to eliminating the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities, a coalition of nongovernmental groups said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: President Tours Upper East Region
[Ghana Govt.] The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the strongest indication that his government is doing everything possible to ensure that the country's National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS] is strengthened and enhanced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Agrees to accept in-Kind Payment for Recovery of $27 Million Owed by Ghana
[GFO] Payment consists of reforms to enable the country to produce its Supply Chain Master Plan (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Global Fund Agrees to accept in-Kind Payment for Recovery of $27 Million Owed by Ghana
[GFO] Payment consists of reforms to enable the country to produce its Supply Chain Master Plan (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Global Siren Call of Fast Food
For The New York Times ’ s West and Central Africa bureau chief, tastes of home in Dakar, Senegal, are a mixed blessing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY Tags: Fast Food Industry Kentucky Fried Chicken Ghana Africa Source Type: news

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Fast Food Industry Ghana Obesity Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Ghana: DFID Ghana Health Adviser's Speech At the Launch of Family Planning Week in Accra
[PR Newswire] London -Health Adviser of Department for International Development Ghana delivered a speech at the launch of Family Planning week in Accra (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana:DFID Ghana Health Adviser's Speech At the Launch of Family Planning Week in Accra
[PR Newswire] London -Health Adviser of Department for International Development Ghana delivered a speech at the launch of Family Planning week in Accra (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Disassembling of electronic waste in Bengaluru, India. Credit: Victorgrigas. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, Sep 27 2017 (IPS)Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Will Keep Ravaging Nigeria Unless Better Surveillance Is Put in Place
[The Conversation Africa] Lassa fever was first discovered nearly 50 years ago in Nigeria. Since then, it has been reported in other West African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There is also evidence of Lassa fever presence in southern Mali, Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire and Ghana, all of which share a similar tropical wooded savanna ecological zone. But there is still no vaccine against the disease. A new outbreak in 19 Nigerian states and in Lagos city - the most populated city on the continent - has sp (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: High Dose Tramadol Floods Market
[Business Day] President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Pharm. Benjamin Kwame Botwe has warned against the high proliferation and abuse of high dose tramadol on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

"She got spoilt": perceptions of victims of child sexual abuse in Ghana - B öhm B.
International research has commented on social stigma as a key reason for nondisclosure of child sexual abuse. However, the actual components of this social stigma frequently remain unexplored. The present study deals with perceptions of consequences of ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence of alcohol among non-fatally injured road accident casualties in two level III trauma centres in Nothern Ghana - Damsere-Derry J, Palk G, King M.
Background Alcohol use is pervasive among motorists on the roadside in Ghana, however we do not know the extent this behaviour is implicated in road accidents in this country. OBJECTIVEs The main objective of this research was to establish the prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: 89 CSOs Demand Full Implementation of Health Laws, 15% of Budget
[Daily Trust] Eighty-nine Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government to devote 15 percent of the nation's total budget to fund health, saying Nigeria's 52 years average life expectancy which is lower than 61 of Ghana and South Africa's 57 years among others is unacceptable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis a Major Concern in Ghana
[Deutsche Welle] Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?
Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answersThree years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He ’d lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might haveCrohn ’s disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.Matt was cabin crew forBritish Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Leahy Tags: Aeronautics Air transport British Airways Boeing Virgin Atlantic Science Death and dying Business Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Effort Index Tool Offers a Way to Measure Health Workforce Progress
Photograph by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalAugust 15, 2017National decision-makers in the health sector can now take stock of their health workforces and the systems that support them using theHuman Resources for Health (HRH) Effort Index, a tool developed byIntraHealth International with support from the US Agency for International Development. Results from four countries where the index was applied are now available inHuman Resources for Health.The HRH Effort Index measures health workforce status and progress, provides information that can help leaders build consensus and prioritize strategic investments, a...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviours (ideation, plan and attempt) among adolescents in senior high schools in Ghana - Oppong Asante K, Kugbey N, Osafo J, Quarshie ENB, Sarfo JO.
Suicide is recognised as the third leading cause of death among adolescents globally. There is however limited data on the prevalence and factors associated with suicide particularly in Ghana. To explore the prevalence and risk and protective factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Causes, trends and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in Ghana - Torgbenu EL, Nakua EK, Kyei H, Badu E, Opoku MP.
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal [MSK] injuries are common causes of long-term pain and physical disability which affect many people worldwide. The economic and social impacts on the individual, society and national health systems are enormous making a matter o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: Breastfeeding Is Key to Child Health - GHS
[Ghana Govt.] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says breastfeeding is essential to healthy child growth and survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Hepatitis B Spreading Due to Lack of Awareness
[Deutsche Welle] One cause for the rapid spread of the disease is when people with bleeding gums share a drink with others, using the same cup. Those who test positive and tell their families are often stigmatised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meningitis Outbreak Caused by Vaccine-Preventable Bacterial Pathogens — Northern Ghana, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Indicator Survey Launched
[Ghana Govt.] The overall goal of the Malaria Control Programme (MCP) in the country is to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by 75 per cent by the year 2020, Mrs Gloria Quansah Asare, Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Commercial transactions in children: the case of Ghana - Adinkrah M.
The current article represents an examination of commercial transactions involving the sale of children in contemporary Ghana. It presents the results of a criminological analysis of 20 cases of commercial transactions in children in Ghana. It describes th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The incidence of money collected by the Ghana police from drivers during routine traffic stops and ad hoc road blocks - Norman ID, Dzidzonu D, Aviisah MA, Norvivor F, Takramah W, Kweku M.
It is often said the Ghana Police force is corrupt without collaborating evidence. There is very little attempt to differentiate specific branches of the force from each other. There are those, whose Standard Operating Procedures involves road traffic duti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Barriers to child success in school: a critical focus on child neglect and academic performance of pupils in the Bantama Community in Kumasi, Ghana - Badu E, Opoku MP, Amponsah ADK.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of child neglect on academic performance of JHS (Junior High School) pupil in the Bantama community in Kumasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Schools Lacking Toilets' - UNICEF
[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: President Interacts With Press
[Ghana Govt.] The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his government will not rush to prosecute alleged corrupt past government officials without properly gathering a well-researched, strong and compelling evidence to secure judgment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news