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HIV and AIDS ambassador calls for societal support to reduce stigma

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Ms Charity Owusu-Darko, an HIV and AIDS Ambassador, says societal support to persons with the HIV and AIDS condition was key in managing and...
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Humanism and Stigma of Non-Religiosity in Africa

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June is a special month for humanists and those who espouse a non-religious life stance around the globe. Put differently, June is the Humanist...
Dr Isaac Annan

Stigma and discrimination are violations of human rights – CHRAJ

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Stigma and discrimination are affronts to human rights and violate individual and/or group rights, Dr Isaac Annan, Director, Human Rights, Commission for Human Rights...
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GHS, partners sensitise Central Region Chiefs on COVID-19, stigma

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The Ministry of Information, Ghana Health Service (GHS), and partners have organised a capacity building workshop to sensitise the Central Regional House of Chiefs...
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GPA celebrates COVID-19 recovered persons

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The Ghana Psychological Association (GPA), has celebrate some COVID-19 recovered persons, as part of their efforts to fight the pandemic related stigma. A statement...
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Covid-19: Is it fear or stigma?

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Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion or feeling caused by a threat of danger, pain, or harm whiles stigma involves negative attitudes or...
Covid Re Testing

South Sudan to mobilize psychiatrists to counsel health workers dealing with COVID-19

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South Sudan said on Sunday it will mobilize psychiatrists to provide counseling to frontline health workers dealing with COVID-19 related stigma and fatigue. Mayen Machut...
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COVID-19 fight hinges on personal responsibility – NGOs in Health

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It is the responsibility of every individual in the country to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Ghana Coalition of NGOs stated...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count surges to 11,964, fatalities remain low

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says although the Covid-19 count currently stands at 11,964, the fatality rate of 54 remains very low. “Mercifully for...
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Africa’s anti-COVID-19 war hampered by misinformation, stigma

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The war against COVID-19 in Africa is being derailed by widespread misinformation and stigma targeting victims and their families, Save the Children, an international...
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Step up stigmatisation education on COVID-19 – Ghana Psychological Association

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The Ghana Psychological Association has urged government and relevant state agencies to step up stigmatisation education on COVID-19 to maximise early reporting and reduce...
Forced Returns Of Migrants Must Be Suspended In Times Of Covid

Forced returns of migrants to intensify serious public health risks

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The United Nations Network on Migration is concerned by reports of States in many regions using forced return of migrants as a measure in...
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Stigma is a killer and must be stopped – Hohoe MCE

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Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has called on the citizenry to desist from stigmatizing patients who have recovered...
Dr Akwasi Osei

Let’s avoid stigma against COVID-19 victims

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The Mental Health Authority (MHA) has called on the public not to stigmatize people affected with COVID-19, urging all not to panic, as it...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO voices concern over stigma, profiling of people affected by COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all to show solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, and avoid any stigma or profiling...

‘Communities must help address challenges of stigma and discrimination’

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The Ministry of Health has called on communities to help address the challenges of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS to...

First Lady rally her counterparts to break stigma of infertility

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First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has welcomed her counterpart African First Ladies to the 6th Merck Africa and Asia, Luminary Conference in Accra, and...

Journalists Urged To Increase HIV and AIDS Sensitization

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The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), trained health reporters in the Central Region on HIV and...
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Marcia Cross vows to end stigma surrounding anal cancer

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The 57-year-old actress was diagnosed with the very rare strain of the disease 18-months-ago but was able to beat the illness after undergoing three...
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Amy Schumer finally mastered courage to divulge her husband Asperger condition

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In her Netflix special 'Growing', the 37-year-old comedian revealed her man Chris Fischer - who she married in February 2018 following a whirlwind three-month...
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N/R: 100 children get free Hepatitis B vaccination

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A total of 100 children from two far flung communities in the North of Ghana got free testing and vaccination of Hepatitis B. This initiative...
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New Cases of HIV/AIDS Stigmatisation Being Reported

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The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) in Upper West Region has expressed joy that people living with HIV and AIDS now muster courage to openly...
Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s First Lady Spearheads Campaign to Break Infertility Stigma

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Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has launched a campaign to overcome the...
Free Health Screening

Project Caucus provides free medical screening for the aged in Ashaiman.

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A Non-Governmental Organization called Project Caucus, has embarked on another giant by providing a free medical screening for the aged in Ashaiman Methodist...

UK: May to Announce Policies to Deal With Mental Health Stigmatization

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 5: A drinker turned away from a club for appearing to be too drunk sits on the floor, February 5,...
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Ghana pledges to eliminate stigma associated with HIV

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At a durbar to mark the 2016 World AIDS Day in Koforidua, some 80 km east of the capital Accra, Chief of Staff at...

HIV/AIDS anti-stigmatization ambassadors unveiled

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According to JCI Ghana Projects Director, Muhammed Alhassan Yakubu, “the project among others seeks to reduce further spread of HIV infections in the Kumasi...

US government funds GAF HIV/AIDS campaign

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The 19-page booklet emphasises HIV prevention, particularly mother to child transmission, slashing new infections by 50 per cent, and combating mortality and morbidity in...

Women tasked to tackle HIV and stigmatization

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Dr Dludlu addresses participants at the sympossium for women living with HIV in Kigali on Wednesday as Anyangwe (C) and Onyango look on....

Kenya’s health advocates say stigma affecting efforts to eliminate TB

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Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Chief National Coordinator Evelyn Kibuchi told a media briefing in Nairobi that stigma has been high and this has made some...