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Violence against children is unjustifiable: Let’s prevent it

National statistics indicate that more than 90 per cent of children in the country have reportedly experienced some form of violence, either in their residence or in the school environment. The data from the 2011 Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System report also shows that more than 21 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 were ...

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85,000 Children May Have Died Of Hunger In Yemen

A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition, or SAM, in young children. The United Nations says ...

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Codeine cough syrups banned; access to Tramadol restricted

The Health Ministry has banned the manufacture, distribution and sale of cough syrups containing codeine and has restricted access to Tramadol in the country. The Food and Drugs Authority in a public notice said “their registration and market authorizations are hereby revoked and NO PERSON shall manufacture, import or offer them for sale.” It further adds that all approved dosage ...

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Melcom makes case for employment of Persons with Disability

There is a general perception that employing Persons with Disability means reduction in productivity. As a result of this discernment, every year, an appreciable number of Persons with Disability (PWDs) graduate from Ghana’s tertiary institutions with various qualifications, but unfortunately, most of these graduates remain unemployed for various reasons including the limited knowledge of most employers and the public about ...

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Nana SKB Foundation to donate educational materials to schools in Asokore traditional area

sample of books that are expected to be donated to the schools

The Nana SKB Foundation in collaboration with the John A. Kufour Foundation are scheduled to donate about 6000 customized exercise books, Pens, Chalks and other educational materials to some selected schools in the  Asokore Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region from 14th  to 18th December, 2018.   The move, according to the Foundations is part of their educational programmes that ...

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Japan gives $5 million grant for nutrition programme in Ashanti, Northern regions

More than 600,000 people, including pregnant and nursing mothers, in the Northern and the Ashanti regions are to benefit from a programme under which they will be provided with nutritious food being funded with a Japanese grant of $5million. Under the programme, which will be rolled out next year, 22,000 pregnant and nursing women in the two regions will receive ...

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Diplomats commend Ghana’s shift from aid to trade

Three envoys Tuesday lauded Ghana’s resolve to transition from foreign assistance to trade with her development partners, stressing that the move would put the country on the path to rapid development. The three – the Irish Ambassador to Ghana, Sean Hoy, the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, and the Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Markus Nicklaus Pal ...

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‘Manufacturers Must Be Responsible For Management Of Plastic Waste’ – Steve Amoaning-Yankson

Manufacturers of plastic products must be responsible for the management of plastic waste across the country, the President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Mr Steve Amoaning-Yankson, has stated. The plastic waste problem, he said, had become a huge global issue with dire consequences particularly on fish and human lives and, therefore, called on policy makers, particularly legislators, to ...

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Free SHS: The rich must pay

Speakers and participants at the Graphic Business/Stanbic Breakfast Forum in Accra Monday unanimously agreed that rich parents must be made to pay for the education of their children under the free SHS programme to help save the policy from collapsing or compromising the quality of education. At the forum on sustainable funding for free quality education, speakers and participants were ...

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‘Join campaign against child rights abuse’

The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Thomas Yaw Adjei-Baffoe, has underscored the need for all stakeholders in the Central Region who have the interest of children at heart to join the campaign against child marriage, teenage pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence. He said that was the surest way to support the government in curbing child marriage and other forms ...

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