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COVID-19 vaccination progresses smoothly in Volta

Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, Volta Regional Deputy Director, In-charge of Public Health and Mr Prosper Pi-Bansah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive have become first recipients...
Professor Richard Adanu

Health sector must collaborate with other sectors

Professor Richard Adanu, a Consultant Obstetrician-Gynecologist at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, has called for inter-sectoral collaboration in the health sector...

Public health risks from “The Sick 5” go unchecked in captive lion breeding industry

A joint scientific study by Blood Lions and World Animal Protection highlights how the captive lion breeding industry in South Africa poses real and...
COVID 19 vaccine

Classical Naturopathy Medicine is not against Vaccination

Naturopathy and Public health are analogous!  Public health is rooted in the foundation of Naturopathic Principles such as prevention. Hence, vaccination is Naturopathy as...
Covid-19 Vaccine

One shot of two-dose Covid vaccine can prevent serious illness, death

tca/dpa/GNA, - In a pinch, a single shot certainly helps. A first look at the potential effect of stretching limited COVID-19 vaccine supplies has found...
Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe

COVID-19 Vaccine will build body immunity after two weeks of first jab

Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) says people who are vaccinated with the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...
Covid Vaccine

Two Districts in Central Region to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination

Two Districts in the Central Region have been selected to benefit from the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination scheduled to begin on March...
Coronavirus Test Kits

COVID-19: Hospitals running out of test kits in Accra

Public health facilities in the Greater Accra Region are running out of Viral Transport Medium (VTM) and swab kits used for COVID-19 test. This is...
MCAN members at UNFPA's orientation

UNFPA schools members of MCAN on Ghana’s ICPD+25 commitments and Nairobi’s summit 2019

With respect to accurate reportage and proper dissemination of news stories for public education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has schooled members of...

Round two of polio immunisation campaign to commence on October 8

Dr Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, Deputy Volta Regional Director of Health, in charge of Public Health, has said that round two of phase three of...

EU Tourism turnover in June down 75 percent from pre-pandemic level

The tourism services sector fell by 75 percent in the European Union (EU) in June compared with February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurostat,...

Obesity, smoking, physical labor may explain disability disparities in U.S

Excess body mass, smoking and manual labor may explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the United States, according to a study...
Covid Infections

Morocco registers 1,221 new COVID-19 cases, 57,085 in total

Morocco on Thursday reported 1,221 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country since March 2 to 57,085. ...
KHARTOUM, June 7, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Members of the Chinese medical expert team attend a video conference on prevention of the coronavirus with China's embassies in South Sudan, Mauritania and Morocco held in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 5, 2020. TO GO WITH "Chinese medical expert team in Sudan shares experience in COVID-19 prevention with Chinese doctors" (Xinhua/Ma Yichong)

Chinese medical experts train South Sudanese medics on COVID-19 response

A team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government to South Sudan on Monday kicked off training for frontline health care workers...
Face Masks

Used face masks threaten Ghana’s public health amid COVID-19

When confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks undoubtedly serve as shields to guard the general public, however, used ones pose a threat to...
VANCOUVER, Aug. 8, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Young people enjoy their social gathering at a park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Aug. 8, 2020. The provincial increase of British Columbia over the last month is overwhelmingly concentrated in young people -- of the 893 COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. between July 6 and Aug. 6, two-thirds have been in people under the age of 40. The majority are in their 20s. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

WHO Europe head warns young people as COVID-19 infection rates soar

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge on Thursday called on young people to "spread fun, not the virus"...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. stocks fall after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks finished lower on Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed concerns about economic outlook. The Dow...
Photo taken on March 19, 2020 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. The Trump administration's plan to send Americans relief money as part of a massive stimulus package in response to COVID-19 could be 1,000 U.S. dollars per person, and 500 dollars per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. dollar rises after Fed minutes

The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday as market participants pored through the newly-released meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. ...

A total of 430 COVID-19 patients in Bono Region recover – GHS

Four hundred and thirty Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients in the Bono Region have recovered and discharged from treatment centres, Dr John Ekow-Otoo, a Deputy...

Adherence to face mask use challenging COVID-19 fight

Dr Senanu Djokoto, Deputy Volta Regional Director of Health Services, Public Health, has said the non-use of face masks remained a major challenge to...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Ghana hits COVID-19 infection peak

Ghana has reached the peak of its COVID-19 infections but would need stronger adherence to preventive measures for the infection rate to decline, the...
Antonio Guterres

Most massive public health effort in history needed to overcome COVID-19 pandemic – UN...

The most massive public health effort in history is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, while...
Parliament Of China

Public health top of agenda as China’s legislature meets in May

China on Wednesday set the new opening dates for its key annual political gatherings in May, sending a strong signal that the country is...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon reports first death of COVID-19

Central african nation Cameroon reported on Tuesday its first death of COVID-19, according to the minister of public health Manaouda Malachie. "Unfortunately,...

COVID-19 and Social distancing in Ghana: difficulties and how to overcome them

Coronavirus is spreading fast. So far, it has spread to almost every nation on earth. By today’s count, more than 200,000 people have been...

Nutrition Advisory: There is No Evidence to stop Breastfeeding during COVID-19 infection

Breastfeeding is an effective and proven public health practice that is also a culturally appropriate way of feeding infants and young children. It is...
Dr Badu Sarkodie

Frontline healthcare workers of COVID-19 to get incentives

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says government has started a process to provide incentives to frontline healthcare workers whose activities would take them close...
Nicholas Rosellini

China puts public health concerns first in its fight against COVID-19

By Nicholas Rosellini 2020 marks my fourth year at the United Nations in China. 2020 is also a watershed for the UN – the...
H7N9 avian flu

Flu outbreak in Ukraine takes 26 lives

The flu and acute respiratory viral infections have claimed 26 lives, the Ukrainian Center for Public Health reported on Tuesday. On their...
dogs ? ? ?

Public Health Director advocates mass vaccination of dogs in UE

Dr Josephat Nyuzaghl, the Upper East Regional Deputy Director in charge of Public Health has called for mass vaccination of dogs in the...