Ghana: Explore IVF As Means to Get Pregnant - Obstetrician Gynaecologist
[Ghanaian Times] Women who can afford In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) have been encouraged by a specialist, Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Dr Dixie Constantini of the Women's Health Obstetrics and Gynecology, to explore it as a means to get pregnant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Assessing sexual behavior patterns among student athletes of senior high schools in the Upper East Region, Ghana - Mubarik M, Hagan JE, Aduko AW, Abubakari KS, Yemisi OM, Asabia P.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the sexual behavior patterns of student athletes of senior high schools in the Upper East Region of Ghana and to assess the differences in sexual behavior patterns between male and females. A sample of 400 stude... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ghana blast leaves survivors with cuts and questions
In less than an hour Apiate was reduced to a wasteland of rubble, timber and twisted metal, a huge crater yawning at its core from the explosion. #apiate #wasteland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: MDC Works On Policy Reforms for Doctors in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] The Medical and Dental Council (MDC) is working on a number of policy reforms in line with professional regulatory best practices to ensure that all doctors working in Ghana meet the minimum competency standards to provide safe quality healthcare services in the public interest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Public Alerted About Outbreak of Avian Influenza in W/Region
[Ghanaian Times] Takoradi -- The Western Regional Directorate of Public Health has alerted stakeholders and the public about the outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in the Sekondi- Takoradi Metropolis and the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality in the Western Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Administers 9.3 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses So Far
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 9.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country as of Monday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion near Bogoso
Videos show many destroyed buildings and scattered debris near the mining town of Bogoso. #miningtown #bogosovideos #bogoso (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explosion in Ghana town kills 17, destroys hundreds of buildings
Road collision involving explosive-laden truck and motorcycle leaves at least 17 people dead and injures 59 others. #collision #buildingsroad (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 17 killed in Ghana blast after vehicle carrying explosives hits motorcycle
At least 17 people were killed in a blast in western Ghana on Thursday after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying explosives, according to officials. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Ghana: Grohe Commits to Healthier Urban Landscape Post Covid-19 Pandemic
[Ghanaian Times] Grohe, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, says it is committed to helping create healthier urban landscape beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: FBN Bank Engage in Health Walk
[Ghanaian Times] FBN Bank Ghana on Saturday engaged in a health walk to commemorate the opening of its new branch at Atomic in the Ga East district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS to Roll Out Nationwide Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Soon
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Services will soon announce days for nationwide immunisation against COVID-19 infections in the country, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The World ’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer Stumbled in 2021. Its CEO Bets He Can Still Help End COVID-19
Adar Poonawalla is no stranger to gambles. He owes his multibillion-dollar empire to a series of big bets that paid off handsomely. Cyrus Poonawalla, his father, made his own fortune on horses—and then multiplied it by making another bet in 1966: that he could make more money producing vaccines than he could on horse breeding and racing. He formed the Serum Institute of India (SII), which grew slowly for three decades, selling antivenoms and lifesaving vaccines for India. When Adar, then just 21, joined the company in 2001, he persuaded his father to dramatically ramp up production—wagering that they could fill...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 COVID-19 Davos feature Magazine overnight Special Project Source Type: news

Ghana: 4 Childhood Cancers Added to NHIs List
[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -- Four childhood cancers have been added to the benefit package of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'I Manage Diseases, I Do Not Prevent Diseases' By an Anonymous Medical Doctor
[Ghanaian Times] My attention has been drawn to a petition by eleven Ghanaian medical doctors to our President entitled "Petition to Rescind Vaccine Mandate in the Public and Private Institutions across the Nation" and a seemingly open letter entitled "Re- Petition to Rescind Vaccine Mandate in the Public and Private Institutions across the Nation" by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 - LCB Worldwide Ghana Fumigates Abossey Okai, Other Market Centres
[Ghanaian Times] LCB Worldwide Ghana Limited, a crisis management company, on Sunday, undertook a fumigation exercise of shops at AbosseyOkai and other market centres within the Greater Accra Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Protect Children Against Covid-19 Pandemic - Parents Advised
[Ghanaian Times] A Paediatric Nurse Specialist at the Weija/Gbawe Municipal Hospital (WGMA), Matilda Gyamfi-Addae, has advised parents and guardians not to be negligent with the COVID-19 safety protocols so as not to infect children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GRCS Advises Public Acquire First Aid Skills
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) has urged the public to endeavour to acquire first aid knowledge and skills to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Safety Protocol Defiance Increase in Accra ... Some Residents Make Excuse for Non-Adherence
[Ghanaian Times] Despite the rise in the country's COVID-19 cases, a huge number of Ghanaians continue to disregard the disease's safety precautions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Traders At Madina Zongo Junction Market Decry Stench From Filthy Gutters
[Ghanaian Times] Traders at the Madina Zongo Junction Market in Accra have decried the open gutters in the market and have, therefore, called on the authorities to help solve the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Kramokrom Residents Appeal for Support to Provide Accommodation for Nurses
[Ghanaian Times] Residents of KramoKrom at Konongo Odumase, in the Ashanti Region, have appealed for support to complete a building for nurses working at a Community Health-Based Planning Services, also known as (CHPS compound). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Disrupts UN & Threatens Potential Cash Crisis in World Body
[Ghanaian Times] The 22-month-old coronavirus pandemic - which has claimed over 5.4 million lives worldwide, devastated economies and reduced an additional 100 million people to poverty--has also disrupted the work of a partially locked-down United Nations triggering a potential cash crisis in the world body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS to Administer Booster Jabs Soon
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to begin administering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days to improve immunity of persons who are fully vaccinated across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Records 508 New Covid-19 Cases
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 508 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID -19), shooting up the country's case count to 153,514 as at last Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Mental Health Patients in Ghana Share Their Stories About Stigma and Suffering
[The Conversation Africa] Despite global advances in disability rights, stigma towards individuals diagnosed with mental illness is common across the African continent. In Ghana, research has shown that one of the main roots of stigmatisation is the belief that mental illnesses are caused by supernatural forces, including spiritual punishment for parents' misdeeds. As a result, Ghanaians with mental illness are often mistreated (sometimes violently), mocked by family members and even denied access to their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 520 Medical Lenses Distributed to Persons With Sight Problems in Dormaa West
[Ghanaian Times] Five hundred and twenty medical lenses and spectacles were given free-of- charge to persons who had sight problems at a screening which took place between December 23-24, 2021 in the Dormaa West Constituency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Basic Schools Reopen On January 18
[Ghanaian Times] The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has officially announced Tuesday, January 18 as the date for the reopening of all basic schools in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Vaccines Provide High Level ... GHS Rejects Concerned Doctors' Claim Protection
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has not recorded any major adverse effect from the COVID-19 vaccines since it begun administering the vaccines in March, last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Up By 650 New Cases
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 650 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: KATH Honours 19 Staff for Loyalty ... 16 for Distinguished Service
[Ghanaian Times] The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has honoured 19 of its longest serving members of staff for their loyalty and contributions to the operations of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19, Flu, Variants, and Florona - the Complimentary Role of Polyphenols
[Ghanaian Times] It looks like we are in for a long haul with coronavirus. I picked some information from international news feeds, e.g. Business insider and the Economic times (ET). On December 31, 2021, Israel announced the first case of Florona disease. This is a double-infection of the COVID-19 and influenza (flu). It is not a newly discovered disease and it caused by different viruses. When the viruses of both flu and Coronavirus are present in a body at the same time, it is regarded as Florona disease. This occurred (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Akweteyman C'nity to Get Hospital
[Ghanaian Times] The Liberty Centre Assemblies of God Church on Sunday cut sod for the construction of a two-storey building hospital for the Akweteyman community in the Okaikwei North Municipality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Man Dies At Kwame Nkrumah Interchange
[Ghanaian Times] An unidentified man, believed to be in his 30s, yesterday died at the Kwame Nkrumah interchange. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Launches Gh ¢6.1 Million Police Medical Fund - Commisisons Projects At Police Hospital
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 11th January 2021, at the Police Hospital, launched a GH ¢6.1 million Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund, aimed at providing immediate financial assistance for the medical treatment of police officers, who get injured in line of duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and determinants of occupational injuries among solid waste collectors of Zoomlion Ghana Limited - Ephraim P, Stephens JK, Myers-Hansen GA, Otwey RY, Amon S, Kporxah MK, Abaka-Yawson A.
BACKGROUND: Globally, occupational injuries account for 15% of the mortalities associated with occupational accidents. The work of the solid waste collectors exposes them to numerous occupational hazards, which results in injuries. Increasing rates of occu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: Maiden 'Nortey Dowuona Memorial Health Walk' Held
[Ghanaian Times] Hundreds of handball administrators, coaches and players - active and retired - were joined by other keep fit faithful to embark on a health walk which ended at the Accra Sports Stadium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ablekeman Health Centre Project Abandoned
[Ghanaian Times] The construction of a two-storey health centre at Ablekuman-Abase in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has been abandoned for over 4 years despite the unavailability of a hospital in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Omicron Variant Leads Covid-19 Case Count - WACCBIP Data
[Ghanaian Times] Data from the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens(WACCBIP) has established that the Omicron variant is currently leading the country's COVID-19 case count accounting largely for the daily high infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GAC Worried About Decline in Anti-Retroviral Intake
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has expressed worry about the decline in the intake of anti-retroviral drugs, and urged people suffering from HIV to take their medication seriously. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Records 749 New Covid-19 Cases ... 12 in Critical Conditions, 45 Severe
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 749 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Records 749 New Covid-19 Cases ... 12 in Critical Condition, 45 Severe
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 749 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: CSIR-Iir Scientist Invents Bacteria, Virus Detecting Device
[Ghanaian Times] A scientist with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Eric Ashalley, has invented a biosensing device that detects and categorises various bacteria and viruses, including SARS COV-2 (COVID-19 virus). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Dr Aboagye DA Costa Conferred 'Golden Citizen Award'
[Ghanaian Times] The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Aboagye Da Costa, has been honoured for his humanitarian work and contribution towards the socio- economic development of Kumawu Bodomase and its environsin the Ashanti Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 876 More Covid-19 Cases Recorded
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has recorded 876 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID -19), shooting up the country's case count to 148,079 as at last Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Anaesthetists Call of Strike
[Ghanaian Times] Member of the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists (GACRA) yesterday called off their strike, following an engagement with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alan Ward obituary
My father, Alan Ward, who has died aged 96, was a physicist who profoundly influenced science education in Africa.Born in Woodford, Essex, to Ursula (nee Vale) and Edward Ward, who worked in a bank, Alan went to Chichester high school for boys in West Sussex. Following a wartime degree in physics at the University of Birmingham, he completed a PhD in 1949, after which he was sent by the Atomic Energy Research Establishment to study Thorotrast poisoning in Denmark for two years. He married Honor Shedden, also a physicist, in 1950.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tom Ward Tags: Physics Nuclear power Nuclear weapons Ghana Nuclear waste Cern Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Source Type: news

On-site personal protective equipment signage and use by road construction workers in Ghana: a comparative study of foreign- and locally-owned companies - Yankson IK, Nsiah-Achampong NK, Okyere P, Afukaar F, Otupiri E, Donkor P, Mock C, Owusu-Dabo E.
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of personal protective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ghana: U.S. Donates 1.7 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccines to Ghana
[GhanaToday] Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister for Health (Right) receiving the vaccines from US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Jabs Won't Be Compulsory but May Be Required to Access Govt Facilities - Health Minister
[GhanaToday] The government is considering a health policy that would make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news