Friday, January 17, 2020

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...

Universal Healthcare in Ghana: Overcoming Barriers

Ghana is currently working toward universal healthcare and has made significant improvements in health coverage over the past 14 years. However, the quality and availability of care are often still lacking, an issue the government is working to solve. The government is takings steps to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare...

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...

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...

Global Disability Summit calls for awareness on Disability issues

Ms Gertrude Oforiwaa Fefoame, Ghana’s representative at the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has called on Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to intensify awareness creation at all levels. She said some government representatives or policy makers do not understand the role of the Disabled Persons organizations in the effective implementation...

Ghana’s First Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre

The Catholic Hospital in Battor in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region is synonymous with cervical cancer prevention in Ghana. The hospital which began cervical cancer screening in the 1970s, in 2017 opened Ghana’s first Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Center (CCPTC). Only recently, on June 13 this year the hospital made the...

Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah; Skilled in exceptional healthcare

Her leadership philosophy is striving for self-improvement and helping others do same, which she sees as a responsibility to inspire others to do their best.

Wesoamo brings hope to childhood cancers

Her dream was to be an oncologist (a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for persons diagnosed with cancer). However, her battle with cancer left her keen to never see another child go through the pain she endured

Rwanda closer to AIDS-free, HIV incidence rate hits Zero per cent

In 2014 in Rwanda, more than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child. As a result, the country had fewer than 500 new infections among children last year, paving the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The incidence rate for HIV...

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