A report launched today at the Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights increased, targeted health spending as an essential foundation to greater economic growth and development in Africa. The report, Abuja +12: Shaping the future of health in Africa, published by the African Union (AU) and the Joint United
The National Catholic Secretariat has called for the inclusion of “Right to Health” in any new Constitution that will emanate from the Constitution Review process. A national campaign by the secretariat Dubbed, “Agenda for Right to Good Health (Aright), the Right to Health, according to the Catholic Secretariat, should replace Article 30 of Chapter 5 of
In most hospital delivery rooms, doctors routinely clamp and sever the umbilical cord less than a minute after an infant’s birth, a practice thought to reduce the risk of maternal hemorrhaging.
“When we devote attention and resources to the education, health and wellbeing of adolescent girls, they will become an even greater force for positive change in society that will have an impact for generations to come. On this World Population Day, let us pledge to support adolescent girls to realize their potential and contribute to
Ghana has one of the world’s most promising National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that is striving to provide basic health care needs to its people, a health expert has said. Dr Yme van der Berg, Coordinator and Principal Facilitator of Universal Health Coverage at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), in The Netherlands, who made the
A determined 42-year-old Turkish man has locked his head in a cage in order to kick his old habit of smoking. Ibrahim Yucel, in his 26-year-old of smoking will usually smoke two packets of cigarettes per day.Upon choosing to quit,he keeps his head locked up on a cage, hands over the keys of his head
Civil Society Organisations across Africa and have drafted stiffer key recommendations on health matters to be deliberated during the sittings of the High Panel session of the African Union summit commencing next week. The groups, as well as leaders of the African Union, AU, Commission also embarked on peaceful protest in Abuja to demand that African countries pay more
Ghana is among five sub-Saharan Africa countries expected to reduce HIV prevalence among young people between the age 15-24 by more than 52 percent between 2001 and 2010, according to the UNAIDS 2011 report. The epidemic in Ghana is characterized as a low-level generalised epidemic with prevalence ranging from 11- 18 percent among key populations.