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Ebola vaccine

Sierra Leone receives Ebola vaccines to boost prevention

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Sierra Leone has received 640 doses of Ebola vaccines to boost prevention of the virus detected in its neighboring Guinea, said the health ministry...
Ghana Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (GhNCDA)

GhNCDA puts measures to tackle NCDs prevention and control

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The Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA), a civil society organization has put in place measures to guide its advocacy in the prevention and control of...
Africa Map

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.63 million

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent has reached 1,636,748 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and...
Israeli health ministry

Leading U.S. health agencies’ credibility at risk under political pressure

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The credibility of two leading U.S. health agencies has been questioned after they made controversial coronavirus-related decisions under possible political pressure, according to a...
Nigeria's border closure

About 20 African countries under full border closure due to COVID-19 – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that 20 African countries are under full border closure due to...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.18 million amid call to avoid prevention fatigue

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,187,937 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 27,779, the Africa Centers...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Experts voice concerns over U.S. inaction in assisting Africa amid pandemic

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Experts have voiced concerns over the U.S.' inaction in joining the international community to help Africa amid the pandemic, the continent hit hardest...
African Union

AU commends China for continued support to building Africa’s capacity of disease control, prevention

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The African Union (AU) has highly commended China for the country's continued support and assistance to Africa's capacity building endeavors in disease control and...
Mapping Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly 190,000

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 189,434, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
Social Aswim Sensitisation

COVID-19 Response: ASWIM urges traders to be serious about prevention

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The Association of Women in Media (ASWIM), has advised traders, especially market women to strictly adhere to the preventive etiquette of social distancing, regular...
VRA's COVID-19 donation

VRA supports 5 Districts in the COVID-19 Prevention

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) has presented items worth GHc 210,000.00 to 5 Districts and Municipal Assemblies within its operational areas. ...
surgical mask

COVID-19 Prevention: Surgical Masks and N95 Respirators Are Useful

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There has been debate as to the importance of ordinary mask (cotton, silk), surgical mask or even n95 respirators in preventing viral infections such...
Chenzhou No. 1 People’s Hospital, central China’s Hunan Province 3D prints the province’s first model of the nidus of a patient infected with the novel coronavirus, March 2. Photo by Cao Gaolin, People’s Daily Online

Innovative technologies contribute to China’s intelligent epidemic prevention

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By Yu Sinan, Jiang Nan Scientific innovation is lending a powerful hand to China’s epidemic prevention and control efforts when the country is making everything...
Ethiopia Map

Ethiopia intensifies coronavirus prevention efforts

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The Ethiopian government has disclosed the formation of a national ministerial committee that envisaged closely monitoring ongoing efforts to contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak...
coronavirus-surveillance

COVID-19 – Are We Ready?

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Since the very first patient reported to a hospital in Wuhan China on 1 December 2019, the COVID-19 virus has led to 87,586...
United Nations

UN report highlights concern over cannabis use among young people

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The United Nations (UN) on Thursday called for increased focus on improving substance use prevention and treatment services for young people. Substance use and associated...
H7N9 avian flu

For Americans, flu far greater a threat than novel coronavirus

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For Americans, the flu is a far graver health threat than novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite all the anxieties and media hype on the...

Parliament throws searchlight on coronavirus prevention in Ghana

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Ghana’s Parliament on Wednesday threw the searchlight on the coronavirus outbreak in the Central Chinese city of Wuhan last December, calling for adequate surveillance,...
fire

UENR sensitise farmers on bushfire prevention

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The Earth Observation, Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has organised a capacity building workshop on...
hiv

DCE Tasks Stakeholders to Help in HIV Prevention

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The Birim North District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Remond Nana Damptey has called on relevant stakeholders to collaborate in reducing the increasing infection rate...
Kidney Day

GKA Drafts Policy Aimed at Addressing Prolong Kidney Diseases

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A Renal Care Policy has been developed by the Ghana Kidney Association (GKA) to help address the causes, prevention, treatment and costs of chronic...
Mrs Cecilia Senoo

HFFG Advises Government to Give More attention to Cervical Cancer Prevention

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As the world marks Cancer Day on Monday February 4, Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a non- governmental organisation has called on the government...
Corruption

African leaders advised to devote to corruption preventive procedures

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Africa needs to invest in corruption prevention strategies if the continent is to achieve sustainable development that will not leave anyone behind, Ms Bience...
Oduman Asuaba M/A Basic School classroom block

Total Petroleum commission school for Tigboro Jeffiri District

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Total Petroleum Ghana, a highly reputable oil marketing company, has commissioned a school facility for the Tigboro Jeffiri District in the Upper West Region. The...
HIV-and-AIDS

MMDAs Cautioned Against Misapplying HIV/AIDS Funds

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Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to stop misapplying funds meant to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS infection. Mr. Mukaila Adamu of...

WHO recommends BASF new malaria prevention equipment

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BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr...

From Humanitarian Crisis to Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking remains largely overlooked and difficult to identify in crisis situations like natural disasters, armed conflicts and areas of extreme violence. This is...
Diabetes treatment

New study suggest Vitamin A could lead to diabetes

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Researchers have found that vitamin A may be crucial to the insulin-secreting function of beta cells, a discovery that could open the door to...
malaria

Divine Group Supports Rural Communities With Quality Healthcare

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Divine Group International Foundation, an Accra-based humanitarian organisation focusing on healthcare and evangelism in deprived communities, has screened 3,500 inhabitants of the Upper West...

Stakeholders To Embed No-Smoking Message In Girls

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Now Available Africa, a pan African advertising agency based in Ghana has held a press briefing in Accra aimed at striping aspirations out of...