Friday, November 22, 2019

Scientific symposium on Environmental Health opens in Accra

A five-day Scientific Symposium of the West African Postgraduate College of Environmental Health (WAPCEH) is underway in Accra to chart the way forward in addressing the challenges of climate change. The symposium brings together environmental health practitioners in the sub-region and is being held on under theme: "Climate Change...

Kenya set to launch new initiative to end human rights abuse in Mental Health

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kenya, is set to launch the new QualityRights in Mental Health initiative on Thursday (November 21,2019) at the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC), in Nairobi. According to the MOH in Kenya, the implementation of the QualityRights...

Malawi Joins Africa in #RightByHer Campaign

The quality of life of African girls and women continues to decline exponentially at every turn, their security, dignity and wellbeing is compromised leading to the worst kind of gender based violence, rape, murder and a gross violation of human rights. ‘The State of African Women Report’, a tool documented...

Prioritize the Youth in Development Policy Making – WAHO DG

Director General of the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), Professor Stanley Okolo, has advised all governments and relevant stakeholders to prioritize the youth in development policy making since they contribute to the largest population in the ECOWAS region. Prof Okolo, iterated the need for the voices of the...

The Gambia to host First ever West Africa Youth leaders forum on Population, Development

The Gambia is set to host first-ever West Africa Youth Leaders Forum on Population and Development ahead of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in November 2019. The event which is expected to be held in Banjul on 23 - 24th Octbober 2019, forms part of collective efforts to...

Sama Richard wins Best Journalist in West Africa for Impactful Reporting on Mental Health

Sama Tounwendsida Hugues Richard, a Burkina Faso based journalist forL'Observateur Paalga : Quotidien d'Information du Burkina Faso  has been named the 2019 West Africa Journalist of the Year for his impactful reporting of mental health in Burkina Faso. Richard was one of 21 finalists selected for outstanding reporting in...

Zika virus detected in Angola

The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola. Zika virus is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, causing a medical condition called microcephaly during which a baby’s brain development becomes incomplete, resulting in abnormal smallness of the head.

New awareness Campaign to address Iron deficiency launched

An Iron Deficiency awareness campaign has been launched as Ghana Joins the worldto observe “World Food Day”. The campaign initiated by Nestlé Ghana and launched by Her Excellency,...

Only 2.7 per cent children wash their hands with soap after defecation – new report

 Only 6.2 percent of mothers and 2.7 percent of children in the country wash their hands with soap after defecation, according to a monitoring and evaluation baseline conducted by Research International (RI), a market research company.     The survey stated that handwashing with soap was still low in...

Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives to hold 4th AGSM

The Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives is set to hold its 4th Annual General Meeting and 2nd scientific conference in Accra. The year's conference is under the theme "Maximizing technology in accelerating Universal Health Coverage; the role of nursing and midwifery in the era of specialization". It...

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