Comparing the reasons for suicide from attempt survivors and their families in Ghana - Asare-Doku W, Osafo J, Akotia CS.
This study compared the reasons for suicidality as reported by attempt survivors with their family folks in Ghana. METHODS: A qualitative design was used to select a sampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Starts Malaria Vaccine Implementation
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana has started phase one of malaria vaccine implementation in selected districts across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Announces the Roll Out of Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (Mvip)
[WHO] Ghana has announced the roll out of the Malaria Implementation Programme in a press briefing held on 10th April 2019 in Accra. The event was attended by the WHO Country Representative Dr Owen Kaluwa and other officers from the Country Office, The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Anthony Nsiah- Asare, officials from the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) Programme representatives of MVIP Evaluation Partners, Officials from Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA), Coalition of NGOs in Health, r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ministry of Health Setup Health Promotion Division
[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Health has set up a health promotion division in Accra to educate the general public on the maintenance of good health and prevention of deadly diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pedestrian risky behavior and safety at zebra crossings in a Ghanaian metropolitan area - Ojo T, Adetona CO, Agyemang W, Afukaar FK.
This article assesses pedestrian behavior and safety at zebra crossings in the Cape Coast Metropolis. METHOD: A mix of a naturalistic exploratory and descriptive study was conducted using both primary and secondary data. The primary data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Africa: His Excellency John Kufuor - Why I'm saying 'No' to Neglected Tropical Diseases
[Speak Up Africa] His Excellency John Kufuor, Former President of Ghana and Special Envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A comparative study on machine learning based algorithms for prediction of motorcycle crash severity - Wahab L, Jiang H.
Motorcycle crash severity is under-researched in Ghana. Thus, the probable risk factors and association between these factors and motorcycle crash severity outcomes is not known. Traditional statistical models have intrinsic assumptions and pre-defined cor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Newborn Plans: Nurse Leader in Ghana Encourages First-Time Teen Moms to Take Charge of Their Lives
By Maryalice YakutchikApril 05, 2019Julia is one of countless health workers who go beyond their traditional roles to help clients when, where, and how they need it the most.Abura Asebu Kwanmankese District, Ghana  — Dorothy Nyarko gave birth at a local health facility on a Saturday and, under the watchful care of a vigilant midwife, returned home in time to take a high school entrance exam that Monday —which she passed.A mother at 17, Rejoice Agbedanu believed she could best secure her daughter ’s future by finishing high school at the boarding school where her aunt teaches. She enrolled, and now spe...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: World Health Worker Week Health Workers Nurses Ghana Source Type: news

Ghana: Nursing And Midwifery Council Releases January 2019 Online Licensing Examination Results
[Ghana Govt.] The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has released the results of the January 2019 Post Basic Nursing online licensing examination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Volume warrants for major and minor roads left-turning traffic lanes at unsignalized T-intersections: a case study using VISSIM modelling - Nyame-Baafi E, Adams CA, Osei KK.
The most common type of intersection improvement considered in Ghana is signalization. However, other actions such as the installation of left-turn lanes have been proven to improve the efficiency and safety of an intersection without the need for signaliz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Community perceptions and misconceptions of motorcycle accident risks in the Upper West Region of Ghana - Konkor I, Kansanga M, Sano Y, Antabe R, Luginaah I.
The Ghana National Road Safety Commission indicates that over 2,200 people were involved in motorcycle accidents (MCAs) nationwide in 2016 partly due to the increased usage of motorcycles for commercial and private purposes. Several studies on the causes o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: Food Safety and Nutrition Security Are Critical to Global Health ― Professor Asante
[Ghana Govt.] Professor Felix Ankoma Asante, Director, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), has stressed the need to craft policy to improve agricultural practices to promote food safety, nutrition security and healthy productive lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Commemorates This Year's World Tuberculosis Day
[Ghana Govt.] National governments have been urged to increase investments in Tuberculosis (TB) care and prevention as current investments fall far short of the levels required to end the epidemic by 2030 ―the end date of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investigating the maturity of incident investigations of the Ghanaian mining industry and its effect on safety performance - Stemn E, Bofinger C, Cliff D, Hassall ME.
In this study, a framework for assessing the maturity of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of truancy among in-school adolescents in Ghana: evidence from the 2012 Global School-based Student Health Survey - Seidu AA, Ahinkorah BO, Darteh EKM, Dadzie LK, Dickson KS, Amu H.
This study examined the prevalence and correlates of truancy among adolescents in Ghana using the 2012 Global School-based Health Survey. A sample of 1 430 adolescents was used for the study. The prevalence of truancy was 31%. In the multivariate analysis,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community leaders' attitudes towards and perceptions of suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana - Osafo J, Akotia CS, Quarshie EN, Andoh-Arthur J, Boakye KE.
Community leaders can play an important role in suicide prevention because they are potential gatekeepers in resource-poor settings. To investigate their attitudes towards suicide and the role they play when people are in suicidal crisis, 10 community lead... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana: The Village Where Childbirth Is Prohibited
[This is Africa] None of the about 5 000 inhabitants of Mafi Dove, a village in southern Ghana, was born there. The village is considered to be holy land and consequently has a myriad of customs and traditions that have been upheld throughout its existence. One of these is the belief that childbirth in the village is an offence to the gods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa | Landry Nintereste
Vain promises and empty slogans have got us nowhere. Fossil-fuel extraction must end before more lives are lostAsAfrica climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs ofCyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction.For a continent already racked by the effects of the climate crisis, Idai is another chilling reminder of the destructive power of the kind of storms that will become more common as the world warms up.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Landry Ninteretse Tags: Cyclone Idai Climate change Fossil fuels Environment Science Energy Fossil fuel divestment Africa World news Mozambique Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Knowledge of female genital schistosomiasis lacking in Ghana, study finds
(PLOS) Urogenital schistosomiasis (US), a chronic parasitic disease, is endemic in Ghana and policymakers have undertaken efforts to control it, largely through mass drug administration of praziquantel given to school-aged children. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that awareness of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS), a specific gender manifestation of US, is lacking, which affects the ability to control this disease in girls and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NII and WACREN sign a memorandum of understanding on R & D of open science infrastructure
(Research Organization of Information and Systems) National Institute of Informatics (NII; Tokyo, Japan), and The West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN; Accra, Ghana) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the research and development of open science infrastructure. In the first project, NII and WACREN will start the joint development of a repository and research data management system. The new system will encourage researchers to share their research output and consequently facilitate Open Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cities and floods: a pragmatic insight into the determinants of households' coping strategies to floods in informal Accra, Ghana - Owusu Twum K, Abubakari M.
Floods are common events that confront many cities in the developing world. Ghana, a developing country, is persistently challenged with flood events, especially in its major cities. In informal Accra, for instance, despite the severity of flood effects an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Mauritius Participating in 5th African Health Economics and Scientific Conference in Ghana From 11th to 14th March 2019
[WHO] More than 400 economists, financing and policy experts from more than 40 countries of the African region and other continents are participating in the 5th biennial international conference of African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) that is being held from 11th to 14th March at Kempinski Gold Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Ghana, Ghana Health Services, University of Ghana and Centre for health policy and systems research GIMPA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Event in Rwanda Highlights Data, Activism, and Unusual Collaborations
March 08, 2019 Kigali, RwandaSwitchPoint ’s special session this week at theAfrica Health Agenda International Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, connected participants to artists, activists, and global health professionals from diverse fields who are expanding the definition of health and working to make universal health coverage a reality.The interactive conference side session, hosted byIntraHealth International, drew on the structure of the annualSwitchPoint conference, introducing attendees first to dynamic presenters before breaking into smaller groups that focused on the roles of data, advocacy, and art in findin...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Rwanda Community Engagement Technology Advocacy SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Ghana: Bongo Schools Get Sanitary Facilities
[Ghana Govt.] The Bongo District Assembly and the UNICEF have handed over newly constructed and furnished sanitary facilities to some basic schools across the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Next to suffer: population exposure risk to hazardous material transportation in Ghana - Poku-Boansi M, Tornyeviadzi P, Adarkwa KK.
This study estimates population exposure risks associated with the transportation of hazardous materials using the Accra - Kumasi Highway (N6) in Ghana as a case corridor. Using the mixed methods approach which resulted in collecting both qualitative and q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

U-M researchers, students take sexual assault prevention program to Ghana
(University of Michigan) Blaming the victim, usually a female, is common in sexual assault cases, but in some places it's more prevalent than others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ministry of Health and Zipline Begin Testing and Diagnostic Flights
[Business Day] Today, Zipline, the world's first national-scale drone delivery service, announced that in March it is beginning the initial testing and diagnostic flights from its first distribution center in Omenako. The revolutionary new service, which will begin operation in the 2nd quarter, will use drones to make on-demand, emergency deliveries of life-saving medications to over 2,000 health facilities across the country. In advance of launching its initial testing and diagnostic flights in March, the Ministry of He (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adapting a sexual violence primary prevention program to Ghana utilizing the ADAPT-ITT Framework - Munro-Kramer ML, Rominski SD, Seidu AA, Darteh EKM, Huhman A, Stephenson R.
Prevention of sexual violence among young people has become a priority area in Ghana, although few initiatives have focused on this topic. The ADAPT-ITT (Assessment, Decisions, Administration, Production, Topical experts, Integration, Training staff, and T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Beyond the diagnosis: lived experiences of persons with spinal cord injury in a selected town in Ghana - Fuseini AG, Aniteye P, Alhassan A.
BACKGROUND: Although several studies have been conducted on the lived experiences of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) in high income countries, there is no published data on such experiences in Ghana. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ghana: 275 Ambulances to Arrive in June
[Ghana Govt.] The health system in Ghana will take delivery of 275 ambulances in June this year to make treatment of emergency cases more efficient and effective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Communal conflict versus education: experiences of stakeholders in Ghana's Bawku conflict - Adonteng-Kissi O, Adonteng-Kissi B, Kamal Jibril M, Osei SK.
Notwithstanding the 1992 Constitution of Ghana's affirmation of the right of every child to free compulsory universal basic education, conflict obstructs basic educational access and outcome in Ghana's Bawku. This paper examines the impact of communal conf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Discrimination against children with disabilities in mainstream schools in Southern Ghana: challenges and perspectives from stakeholders - Mantey EE.
There are less favourable attitudes towards inclusion of children with disabilities in Ghana as a result of historical assumptions concerning Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). These assumptions are cultural beliefs which look down upon persons with disabil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: FAO Calls for Stronger Partnerships in Tackling Food, Nutrition Security Challenges
[Ghanaian Times] The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, has called for intensified partnerships among key stakeholders in a bid to address the food security and nutrition as well as extreme climate variability challenges facing the African continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GAMA Offers Medical Screening to the Aged
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Association for Medical Aid (GAMA), based in the US has voluntarily offered free medical care for the aged in orphanage homes in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Making meaning from data on school-related gender-based violence by examining discourse and practice: insights from a mixed methodology study in Ghana and Mozambique - Heslop J, Parkes J, Januario F, Sabaa S.
Efforts to address school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) globally are hampered by conceptual and methodological difficulties in capturing meaningful data needed to inform policy and practice. Whilst the emphases of influential studies tend to be on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana: 1st Lady Rallies Support for Cancer Care
[Ghanaian Times] First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has rallied key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to do more with the treatment of cancer and build synergies to reduce prevalence of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The right to keep and bear arms, Ghana - Norman I.
The 1992 Constitution provides explicit instructions to the citizens of Ghana to defend it. That is to say, the citizens are inured with the correlative constitutional right to acquire arms, to keep and to bear them in anticipation of national defense. Des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ghana: Students of GLISS Undergo Medical Screening
[Ghanaian Times] Students and staff of Ghana Lebanon Islamic Secondary School(GLISS) in Accra were on Friday offered free medical screening as part of "home coming" by past students of the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Cuba to Supply Ghana With 20 Medical Specialists
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday renewed a contract with the Cuban government to supply Ghana with 20 medical specialists for the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Enforce Legislation Against Unhealthy Foods and Beverages
[Ghanaian Times] A group of researchers from the University of Ghana (UG) School Of Public Health has called on government to enforce legislation against the promotion and sponsorship of unhealthy foods and beverages on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The health-related impacts and costs of violence against women and girls on survivors, households and communities in Ghana - Alvarado G, Fenny AP, Dakey S, Mueller JL, O'Brien-Milne L, Crentsil AO, Duvvury N, Scriver S, Schwenke C.
Past research on violence in Ghana primarily discusses domestic violence and some types of sexual violence, but lacks a comprehensive analysis of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and its wider costs and impacts. Our study on the social costs of VAWG... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Road safety implications of the blood alcohol concentrations among alcohol users exiting bars in northern Ghana - Damsere-Derry J, Palk G, King M.
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to establish the blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of bar patrons relative to the legal (BAC) limit for Ghana and the international guideline on alcohol consumption. METHOD: A cross-sectional study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 percent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK's National Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Vice President, Chief Justice Commemorate World Leprosy Day
[Ghana Presidency] Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Sunday, 27th January 2018 was joined by Chief Justice, Mrs. Sophia Akufo and President of Lepers Aid, Ghana, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell to commemorate the 2019 World Leprosy day at the Weija Leprosarium in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Records 3,200 New HIV Infections in Children in 2017
[Ghanaian Times] About 3,200 new HIV infections were recorded among infants and children across the country in 2017, the Ghana AIDS Commission has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Check Your HIV Status ... 1st Lady Advises Expectant Mothers
[Ghanaian Times] First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has asked expectant mothers to be bold and test to know their HIV status to prevent transmission of the virus to their unborn children. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Partners Novartis to Accelerate Sickle Cell Treatment
[Ghanaian Times] The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global medicines company, Novartis to create a new public-private partnership designed to improve the diagnoses and accelerate treatment for people with sickle cell disease (SCD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Government of Ghana Partners Novartis to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
[Ghana Presidency] The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and other allied agencies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global medicines company Novartis to create a new public-private partnership designed to improve the diagnoses and accelerate treatment for people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Public Cautioned Against Fake Drugs
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Health has cautioned the public against the use of counterfeit drugs on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Predictive model and determinants of under-five child mortality: evidence from the 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey - Aheto JMK.
BACKGROUND: Globally, millions of children aged below 5  years die every year and some of these deaths could have been prevented. Though a global problem, under-five mortality is also a major public health problem in Ghana with a rate of 60 deaths per 100... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news