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: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

Ghana:GHS to Ban Posting of All Health Workers Beginning Next Year
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has hinted of a complete ban on postings of all health workers beginning next year as part of efforts to address the brain drain currently facing the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Modelling public bus/minibus transport accident severity in Ghana - Sam EF, Daniels S, Brijs K, Brijs T, Wets G.
The current safety concerns with buses/minibuses (public transport) in both developed and developing countries have warranted a renewed interest in bus/minibus safety research. Prior to this, there was a paucity of research in this domain especially in dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana
July 18, 2018At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa ’s health and tech landscape.Nestled on the banks of the Volta River, about 50 miles outside of Accra, Ghana, something big is happening.Ensign College of Public Healthin Kpong is quietly demonstrating how its creative partnership with the government of Ghana, private philanthropists, and the University of Utah can serve as a model for preparing the next generation of global health leaders —and for making extreme affordability a reality.Extreme affordability&m...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ghana:Wass Amenfi Health Directorate Set to Begin Mass Distribution of Insecticide Nets
[Ghana Govt.] As part of the nation-wide malaria control campaign, the Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Health Directorate is set to embark on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to about 42,504 registered households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Don't Trample On the Right of People Living With HIV - VR Committee of the Ghana Aids C'ssion
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -THE newly-inaugurated Volta Regional Committee of the Ghana AIDS Commission has warned that any unruly member of the public who antagonises or tramples on the rights of people living with HIV, will suffer swift consequences under the law. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:MP Donates Medical Equipment to Bole District
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:37 Military Hospital Pathology Lab Becomes West Afrrica's 1st ISO Accredited Lab
[Ghanaian Times] The Pathology Laboratory of the 37 Military Hospital has become the first in the sub-region to be accredited with an International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana's Love Affair With E-Cigarettes
[Public Agenda] The trend of drug abuse among the youths as has become rampant on the streets of Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Ghana Fails to Fulfil 'Abuja Declaration' Agreement
[Ghanaian Times] More than 10 years since Ghana signed an undertaken to commit two per cent of its annual health budget to research in the sector, the allocations are yet to be made. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Cabinet Has Approved a Bill to Convert the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho Into a Teaching Hospital.
[Ghanaian Times] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed this during his maiden visit to the main campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Infrastructure designs and traffic safety: the road to vision zero - Tiwari G.
This volume presents studies which have focused on the impact of infrastructure designs. This includes evaluating the impact of roundabouts in Ghana, spatial analysis of traffic crashes in three different locations – Galle, Sri Lanka, Shanghai, China ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Ghana:Lack of Funds Stall Construction of Hostel for Caretakers of Children With Cancer At K'bu
[Ghanaian Times] Work on the construction of a hostel facility at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) for caretakers of children with cancer has come to a halt and abandoned for about seven months due to lack of funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:FDA Warns Against Skin Lightening Pills, Injectables
[Ghanaian Times] Mrs Delese Darko (middle) CEO of FDA addressing the press conference.Those with her are Mrs Akua Owusu Amartey and Mr Jones Ofosu.Photo.Ebo Gorman (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sociocultural factors and perceptions associated with voluntary and permanent relocation of flood victims: a case study of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in Ghana - Addo IY, Danso SY.
Flooding is a major problem in many developing urban centres in Ghana, including the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis (STM). Residents who are living close to the Anankwari, Kansawura and Whin rivers in the metropolis often experience flooding when the rivers o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana reports outbreaks of H5 bird flu on farms
PARIS (Reuters) - Ghana has reported two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu on farms, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from Ghana's agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt Working to Set Up National HIV/Aids Fund - Pres
[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -Government is working assiduously to establish a National HIV and AIDS Fund, to ensure that the national response is financially self-reliant. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Hundreds Donate Towards TV Africa's Maiden Blood Donation Exercise
[Business Day] TV Africa's blood donation drive was a success as many trooped in to support the worthy curse last weekend. The event saw a lot of voluntary donors in attendance to support the station aid the Ghana national blood service with the blood supply in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Health Minister Announces 30% Drop in NHI Medicine Prices
[Public Agenda] Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health on Friday, announced that effective July 1, 2018, all medicine prices under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), would be dropped by an average of 30 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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