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GHS put in-place measures to tackle tropical diseases

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The fight to control and eradicate skin-related neglected tropical diseases has been given added momentum by the acquisition of a fleet of vehicles and...

Great strides made in the against tropical diseases

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There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped...

Ghana Prepares to celebrate WHOs NTDs Progress

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Ghana would on Monday, April 17, join the rest of the world to mark the World Health Organization’s (WHO) second Global Partners Meeting on...
condoms

Cuban winery uses condoms to produce tropical fruit wines

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A 65 year-old Cuban has discovered an unusual way to help ferment home-made tropical fruit wines. At his house in the southern...

Namibia braces for tropical depression Dineo

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Namibians have been warned not to travel long distances from Friday until Sunday when the tropical depression Dineo is expected to land. ...
forecast

Stakeholders Collaborate To Help In Weather Forecasters

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A comprehensive new handbook about weather forecasting in West Africa could help safeguard lives and resources in the region. Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The...
Solar

Tropical countries undergo solar energy training from Chinese experts

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Twenty people from eight countries and regions, including Ghana, Rwanda, Nepal and Kenya, began the course, which started Friday in Lanzhou, capital of northwest...
Agriculture

IITA wins Outstanding Research Institute Award

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received the Outstanding Research Institute award from the Nigeria-based Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL). In a...

Ghana’s cocoa production to decline

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They said the practice, which seeks to increase productivity through forest shade removal and chemical inputs, though beneficial in the short term, is inimical...
AfDB

IITA and AfDB collaborate on Food Security in Africa

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with The African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched a project to develop a youth scheme...

Each region in Ghana has at least three tropical diseases

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(From right) Sherry Ayittey holding the Neglected Tropical Diseases Master Plan, Dr Nana Kwadwo Biritwum and Dr Joyce Aryee (far left) at the...

Africa Journalists Focused On Combacting Tropical Diseases

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Journalists from France, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States are winners of an?international reporting contest?for the best stories on infectious diseases. In well-documented stories,...

Welldone Bangladesh Over Tropical Storm Mahasen Response – UN

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In Bangladesh, an innovative ?disaster resilient village? was built in Shymnagar for a coastal village wiped out after Cyclone Aila. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh/Nasif...

UN is working with Bangladesh and Myanmar over Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

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With Tropical Cyclone Mahasen expected to make landfall on 17 May, the UN is concerned about tens of thousands of people living in...

WHO Reports Of Unprecedented progress In Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

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  The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply...

WHO heralds ?new phase? in the fight against NTDs

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 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports unprecedented progress against 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), thanks to a new global strategy, a regular supply of...

Tropical Cable wins award

TROPICAL Cable and Conductor Limited (TCCL) has been adjudged the best manufacturing company in the Electrical and Electronics sector by the Association of Ghana...

Analysis of Independent Studies Finds Consensus on Gross CO2 Emissions From Tropical Deforestation

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DOHA, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Ecosystem Services Unit of Winrock International?(WI) and Woods Hole Research Center?(WHRC) today announced they...

Ghana ? language, culture, customs and etiquette

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Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d?Ivoire and Togo Capital: Accra Climate: tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical...

The 2012 Women for Education prize was awarded today to EAST (‘Water, Agriculture Health...

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The 2012 Women for Education prize was awarded today to EAST (?Water, Agriculture Health in Tropical Zones?) for its work in MadagascarPromoting women?s empowerment...

Ghana Declares War On Tropical Disease.

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Government and the people of Ghana are embarking on a drive to clear the country off, all neglected tropical disease which has become endemic...

From Illegal Logging toTimber Laundering: Organized Crime Trade Worth over US$30 Billion Responsible...

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From Illegal Logging toTimber Laundering: Organized Crime Trade Worth over US$30 Billion Responsible for up to 90% of Tropical Deforestation / Report Spotlights Almost...

In wake of Tropical Storm Isaac, UN steps up Haiti humanitarian response

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A resident of a low-lying area of Port-au-Prince flees his flooded home taking whatever possessions with him. UN Photo/Logan Abassi Humanitarian efforts are underway...

UN regional emergency teams on standby to assist Caribbean nations hit by tropical storm

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Dark clouds from Tropical storm Tomas of 2010 loom over a camp for displaced people in Port-au-Prince. UN Photo/L. Abassi As tropical storm Isaac...

Arusha National Park is a Highlight of the Driver for a Cool Tropical Forests

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Arusha National Park is located near the northern Tanzania, Dar es Salaam City. It is nestled against a spectacular mountain Meru, which dominates the...

Singapore – A Tropical Paradise on Earth

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Singapore is strategically located in the southern tip of Malaysian peninsula. Being on the International air map, it is well connected from all parts...

Kufuor named Special Envoy for Neglected Tropical Diseases

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The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network), a major initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, on April 17, 2012 appointed Ghana’s former...

MADAGASCAR: Tropical storm Irina claims 72 lives

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ANTANANARIVO, 7 March 2012 (IRIN) - Less than two weeks after being battered by Cyclone Giovanna, another violent storm has swept over Madagascar killing...

Bank of Uganda cedes control of Tropical Bank

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Tropical Bank Kampala The government has finally started to cede control of Libyan investments to the transitional authority in Tripoli, months after the UN...

Tropical birds face extinction

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Up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100, researchers say. The finding is modelled on the effects...