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Tackling Child Mortality, Global Environmental Issues And Disability – Digital Entrepreneurs From 120 UN Member States Celebrate 9 Global Winners In Portugal

More than 400 delegates from 120 countries met at Nova SBE Campus, Cascais, turning Portugal into a global hub for start-ups and digital innovators on the subject of “Purpose driven digital Innovation.” 82 international jury members have selected 9 Global Champions 2019 from the 45 WSA winners 2018, awarded by the City of Cascais, the Republic of Austria and UN-representatives ...

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Sugary Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Especially For Women

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research. Compared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day — defined as standard ...

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‘Don’t succumb to pressure on cannabis legalisation’

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority, Dr Akwasi Osei, has called on the government to resist all forms of pressure to legalise the use of cannabis in the country. “I know that there is a lot of pressure from people with vested interests, both within and outside the country, to liberalise the use of cannabis, but ...

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‘Attach Importance To Mental Health Disorder’

The Mental Health Authority has launched a project aimed at promoting the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities or mental health disorders. Dubbed: ‘QualityRights in Mental Health’, it is a three-year project that is being piloted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in five countries, including Ghana. As part of the project, the WHO has developed a QualityRights Tool Kit, ...

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Poor Leadership Hinder Progress In Quality Healthcare Outcomes – Dr Nsiah-Asare

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare

Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has blamed the lack of progress in most healthcare delivery outcomes in the Greater Accra Region (GAR), on poor leadership. He said the challenges were very prominent at the district levels, and indicated that the GHS Council was not pleased with reports, and consequently resolved to start its District ...

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Let’s fight cancer together — Otumfuo

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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11, has given an assurance to work in close collaboration with the government to fight cancer in the country. He said it was important for all interest groups to come together to find an antidote to cancer diseases. Otumfuo Osei Tutu said this when the President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Princess ...

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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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Mental Health Authority underscores need for care levy

Dr Akwasi Osei

The Mental Health Authority (MHA) has underscored the need for establishing a levy that would provide the needed funding to service mental health care in the country. Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer, MHA noted that the Authority was handicapped due to inadequate resources and the Authority was facing challenges such as feeding of patients and the provision of medication ...

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Uncontrolled Hypertension Killing Ghanaians

More than half of Ghana’s population has never checked their blood pressure before, Dr. Efua Commeh, Deputy Programmes Director, Non-Communicable Disease, Ghana Health Service (GHS), has revealed. She explained that the only time people get to have their blood pressure checked is when they get sick and are sent to the hospital. “We do studies on patients who come and ...

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Professor Akosa urges Ghanaians to adopt healthy lifestyle

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has called on Ghanaians to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to prolong their lives and contribute to national development. He said diseases that have bedevilled the country is as a result of bad eating habits and lack of exercise thereby giving ailments to more room to operate. Prof ...

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