Editorial Policy

Editorial Integrity

We strive each day to bring you the most authentic and credible health information. Our goal is to make Ghana Health Nest (GHN), a one stop shop content source for health and general wellbeing information.

We are committed to providing information on a wide variety of health topics, and rather than filtering certain types of information that may or may not be applicable to any one individual’s personal health, we rely on you, our reader, to choose the information that is most appropriate for you.

Ours is to Inform, Empower, and Influence.

Our Content Is Different

It’s more authentic and reliable. In a medium often accused of providing outdated and inaccurate information, GHN stands out as a credible, authoritative source of health information.

Our news and feature stories are based on our health editors’ selections of the most important and relevant health events occurring on a given day. Our news articles are more than a short summary of a study or an event. They often contain interviews with the medical researchers who authored them, plus interviews with objective experts who can put the research into context and tell the reader what it means in today’s world.

Editorial Integrity — GHN’s journalistic responsibility is to make a clear distinction between news, features, reference, and other information, so that individuals can readily distinguish independent editorial information from paid, promotional information.

Editorial Independence — In its reporting, GHN maintains exemplary principles of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, and responsible, independent reporting.

Journalistic Excellence — GHN upholds traditional journalistic principles of excellence in reporting original news for the Internet and in reviewing and corroborating information from other sources. Our content continues to get featured spaces in some Ghanaian dailies and other online portals.

Editorial Selection Criteria for Original Content Created by GHN

GHN creates original content based upon the following criteria:

Clinical Significance of daily findings — The latest medical findings published in credible Medical journals, such as The British Medical Journal, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, PLoS, Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics, Diabetes Care, Circulation, and many others.

Relevance — Issues that could affect how you manage your own health and that of your family’s including that of national/continental or global interest to help influence policy making.

Topics include coverage of breaking health news; drugs, product and health facility/organization launches, Health alerts; health advisories; and expert commentary on managing diseases and conditions and staying healthy. Organizational releases and commentaries.

We also serve you with accurate, unbiased and informative content from governmental organisations (e.g. MOH, GHS, FDA, NHIS), medical societies and colleges, professional associations, patients’ groups, pharmaceutical companies, among others

Trends/Local & Global Celebrations – Events of Public health awareness, such as World Tuberculosis Day, Heart Day, Immunisation week,Breastfeeding week “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” and emerging health trends, such as the latest in general health and wellbeing alternative approaches, and much more.


Editorial Policy for GHN Editorial Staff

GHN News is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and educational material to consumers and health professionals. News content created by GHN is free from influence by sponsors, partners, or other sources.

Anyone who serves on the GHN Editorial staff must fully disclose any potential conflict of interest with any sponsor or vendor.

GHN keeps its Editorial staff separate and distinct from staff dedicated to sponsors or partners. No person will serve on both staffs, no Editorial employee will be asked to perform duties on behalf of a sponsor.

The GHN Editorial staff is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues. GHN reporters must diligently seek out subjects of stories or qualified experts to provide commentary. They also seek objective commentary or comment from a qualified spokesperson to provide balance.

GHN journalists strive to provide thorough and honest coverage and share a dedication to ethical behavior and the highest professional standards.

News & Original Article Process

Each week, our staff of journalists and health editors plans the daily news “budget,” all stories planned for the day. It contains the latest information from the most important medical journals, announcements from health agencies, and analyses on the latest health trends.

Our experienced health reporters talk daily with prominent medical leaders, providing in-depth analyses, updates, and profiles that give our health news and content a perspective found nowhere else. Every original article is reviewed by our staff of full-time, board-certified physician editors.

The GHN Editorial staff gets its stories from an array of sources: peer-reviewed medical journals, medical conferences, government actions, and enterprise material derived from interviews with medical experts. GHN also believes that valuable content is available from GHN sponsors, advertisers, and partners, but that such content must be clearly labeled.

Each completed story to be published is reviewed by a Health editor for accuracy, appropriateness of medical language, and proper characterization of the findings. The story is next reviewed by an Chief Health Editor who edits it for style, flow, punctuation, and readability. Finally, the story moves from editing to publishing to the site.

Licensed Content

When GHN licenses health and wellness content from third-parties for publication on our site, the GHN senior Editorial editors and Health editors review the third-party’s editorial policies and procedures for consistency with the GHN Editorial Policies.


Sponsored Content and Advertising

In using our site, you will see that some content, buttons, badges and banners are labeled “Sponsored”, “From Our Sponsor” or “Advertisement”. This content has not been reviewed by the GHN Editorial Staff and is not subject to this Editorial Policy. Content, buttons, badges or banners labeled “From Our Sponsor” are subject to the policy governing Our Sponsors. Content, buttons, badges and banners labeled “Advertisement” are subject to our Advertising Policy.



As credible as the information provided on Ghanahealthnest.com may be, it is only meant to complement not meant to take the place of health care or services you may need. Please see your primary health care provider about any personal health concerns.

Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on our site or any site.