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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...

First Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Conference 2019 [Pictures]

The First National Patient Safety Conference (2019) was organized by the Ministry Of Health in collaboration with it's agencies and partners. Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health...

Congo arrests former health minister for alleged misuse of Ebola funds

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have arrested the former health minister, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, for allegedly mismanaging $4.3 million in Ebola response money. The 14 September arrest came on the same day that an unprecedented high-level delegation of U.S. government health officials met with the DRC’s president and...

Malaria Vaccine roll-out: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi

Kenya has launched the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The East African community becomes the third country to roll-out the malaria vaccine pilot programme in Africa, which is now fully underway in Ghana and Malawi,a landmark vaccine which will serve as a...

Menstrual cups could be effective alternative for girls

Menstrual cups may be effective alternatives to other menstrual products but girls and women need education on proper use to limit adverse effects such as difficulty with removal, a study has found. Nearly half of the female population globally are of reproductive age but many girls and women have “limited options for affordable...

Apple, Harvard University and NIH Partners to Pursue New study on Women’s menstrual cycle

The National Institutes of Health, Apple, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has announced their research partnership for a major long-term study of women’s health. The collaboration will permit researchers to study conditions including pregnancy, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopausal transition, and osteoporosis.

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