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Who Is A ‘Ghanaian’?

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The ever-lingering question of ‘Who Is A Ghanaian’, which over the years has refused to go away, has come back to the fore in...
European Union

EU chiefs welcome G20 commitment to addressing global challenges

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Top European Union (EU) officials on Sunday welcomed the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders' united commitment to addressing major global pandemic and economic challenges. A...
Diabetes

More than 19 million people have diabetes in Africa

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According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report on diabetes, four Hundred and Sixty three (463) million people have diabetes in the world and...
Rabies

Ghana SPCA vaccinate over 100 dogs and cats against rabies

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The Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (GSPCA) in collaboration with the Ga East, Veterinary Clinic has vaccinated 113 dogs and...
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 says COVID-19 has disrupted provision of essential healthcare services in Africa

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Provision of critical healthcare services in Africa including child immunization and hospital deliveries has experienced significant disruptions linked to COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World...
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 says COVID-19 spurs health innovations in Africa

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African youth have come up with innovations that address a host of health-related challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World Health Organization (WHO)...
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)

Covid-19: Innovations are key to containing spread in Africa

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Africa, says technological health care innovations in COVID-19 has played a key role in...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO boss warns against ‘pandemic fatigue’ as Covid-19 numbers rise

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against "pandemic fatigue" as the number of coronavirus cases around the world spikes and...
Joseph Wemakor

Joseph Wemakor: How I intervened to address critical social issues which affected my country

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Difficult situations are always bound to arise each step of our way which can deter our progress in life. But how we deal with such...
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 roots for rapid diagnostic tests to boost COVID-19 war in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged African countries to scale up adoption of rapid diagnostic tests in order to boost the...
Plan Ghana

Plan Ghana introduces washable, reusable sanitary pads

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“My headache of always working on people's farms to raise money to buy pad, will be a thing of the past now. I can...
Covid

Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO

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A total of 392,471 new COVID-19 infections were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday, a record high since the onset of...
Img Wa

Black Girls Matter: Speak Up for Our Girls Now – UNFPA

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The world has witnessed some remarkable progress in how adolescent girls navigate their lives today. There is a large increase in their access to...
breast

Pink October is here, let’s touch the breast

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In October every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to observe the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness...
Covid

COVID-19 has worsened self-isolation of older persons

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Professor Charles Mate-Kole, the Director, Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Ghana, says the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana has worsened the social isolation...

WHO hails Africa’s declining COVID-19 cases, urges caution to prevent 2nd wave

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday hailed declining COVID-19 positive cases in Africa but stressed the need to strengthen containment measures amid...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 30 million: WHO

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 30 million, reaching 30,055,710 as of Friday, according to the latest figures from the World...
Health Patient Safety

Ghana commemorates World Patients Safety Day

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Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO), has shown that millions of patients globally, suffer injuries and death due to unsafe care they receive...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

New record hit in COVID-19 infections in single day – WHO

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The number of COVID-19 cases reported in one day hit a new record, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday. There were...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

WHO says new record hit in COVID-19 infections in single day

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - GENEVA --...

WHO urges joint approach to boost management of non-communicable diseases in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for an integrated approach to boost the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Brazil to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive in January

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Brazil will launch a mass vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in January, the government said on Tuesday. "We are signing...
European Union

EU needs to implement recovery plan to “get through storm”: Commission high-ups

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The post-pandemic top priority for the European Union (EU) is implementing the recovery package agreed by EU leaders and ensuring that the aid...
WHO

WHO supports stronger regulation of infant foods to protect Cambodian children’s health

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The World Health Organization (WHO), along with two international organizations on Monday commended Cambodia for taking actions in regulating Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) and...

Love Your Melon injects US$30,000 into early childhood cancer treatment

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‘Love Your Melon’ (LYM), a charitable organization with a mission to improve the lives of children with cancer, had in the last nine months...
China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

WHO donates medical supplies to boost anti-COVID-19 war in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday donated medical supplies worth more than 85 million South Sudanese Pounds (5.2 million U.S. dollars) to...
WHO

WHO selects Uganda’s top lab for regional COVID-19 genomic sequencing

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Ugandan health minister Ruth Aceng said Friday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) as the center...
Hepatitis E

South Sudan, WHO join forces to fight viral hepatitis

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South Sudan and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a four-year national strategic plan to combat viral hepatitis disease. Elizabeth...
WHO

Lebanon and WHO launch academy to boost health systems

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Lebanese caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement with the country's Saint Joseph University and the World Health Organization...
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 3, 2020 shows flags on the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to a range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent, as the novel coronavirus disease poses "evolving risks" to economic activity, the central bank announced Tuesday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. progressive senator Markey wins Democratic primary in Massachusetts Senate race

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U.S. Progressive Democratic Senator Ed Markey, who advocates combating climate change and passing the Green New Deal, defeated House Representative Joe Kennedy III...