Friday, November 22, 2019

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Move as One [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 6th is celebrated as World Cerebral Palsy Day to celebrate and affirm the lives of the 17 million people living with Cerebral Palsy (CP). This social movement began in 2012 as a global vision to create real change for people living with CP. Cerebral palsy is a physical...

What to do if your child Swallowed a coin, foreign bodies

My child swallowed a coin, what next?! It's extremely common for children to swallow foreign objects like coins, beads, marbles, small toys or sand through accident or purpose. Young children are attracted to shiny objects. They explore their world by touching everything, and put everything in their mouth as...

New free course from the World Health Organization aims at ending all forms of abuse in Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a free international course in mental health to some 50,000 Ghanaians who are interested in ending discrimination, abuse in mental health and its related services. Known as the QualityRights in Mental Health e-training, and its currently online and accessible to anyone living...

#RightByHer: Reducing the gap between the reality and rights of every woman’s health

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS? Do you know what your rights are? Do you really have the rights you are entitled to? Fifty-one out of fifty-four African countries have committed to ensuring women’s  and girls' rights as enshrined in a legal framework known as the Maputo...

Nyaho Medical Centre rolls out Family Medicine Postgraduate Training Programme

Nyaho Medical Centre, a leading private healthcare facility in Ghana has commenced the roll-out of a Family Medicine Training Programme. This program trains Medical Doctors in the specialized field of Family Medicine. Announcing the launch of the preceptorship programme at a media briefing in Accra, the Centre’s Program...

Pharmaceutical companies deepening their strategic focus on Africa – Access to Medicine Report

The new Access to Medicine Index notes increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes. However, the 2018 Index also finds important gaps in where pharmaceutical companies are registering new products on the African continent. The Access to Medicine Index...

Merck quits Supply of Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of children in West Africa

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in West Africa. At the same time, the company has started sending the vaccine to China, where it will likely be sold for a much higher price.

Adequate nutrition critical part of Health – Nutrition expert

When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible.   But she came back...

Fred Sai: A Godfather of Family Planning

He is known to have dedicated most of his life to the well-being of children and women across the globe by championing the cause of making reproductive health information and service accessible to couples and individuals. It is due to this meritorious service to Ghana and beyond that earned...

Boy,20, abandoned by parents over deformed finger; considers suicide

The struggle of life they say begins at birth and that is exactly what Samuel Benin’s story epitomizes. Born with a polysyndactyly (fused extra finger) of the right thumb, Samuel Benin was left with a painful start to his journey in life. The deformity diluted the motherly love of Samuel’s mother who abandoned him. He was...

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