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Presidential candidates in Ghana need $100m to win an election – CDD

A new research by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has found that a presidential candidate will need at least $100 million to win an election in Ghana. “And the cost of running for president, the study estimated that the most viable sum of money that a person who needed to run for president was $100 million…this is why we ...

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Fighting Breast Cancer: Pfizer raises awareness in Nigeria, Ghana to empower Patients

To drive greater awareness around breast cancer, empower and support breast cancer patients in Nigeria and Ghana, Pfizer along with medical professionals held a media roundtable. Pfizer held the media roundtable to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Metastatic Breast Cancer Day that falls on the 13th of October. The roundtable was attended by two reputable medical professionals from Nigeria ...

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Climate Crisis Driving Hunger-WFP warns

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned ahead of World Food Day. . “The climate crisis has the potential to overwhelm humanity. The world is not prepared for the unprecedented ...

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Thirteen entrepreneurs from Africa join first cohort of Legatum Foundry Fellows

The Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has introduced the inaugural cohort of Legatum Foundry Fellows. Hailing from eight countries, these thirteen entrepreneurs have grown ventures operating in nine different markets across Africa.  Having pioneered innovations in healthcare, fintech, education and more, the Foundry Fellows have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to transforming ...

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World Mental Health Day: MEHSOG calls for Inclusion of a Service User on Mental Health Board

On 10th October every year the world assembles to celebrate the world mental health day which prolongs for a week. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2021, which is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ has been chosen to underscore the point that the world is increasingly polarized, with the very wealthy becoming wealthier, and the number of people ...

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Health Minister Petitioned Over Inclusion of a Service User on the Mental Health Board

The Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) and the Alliance for Mental Health are calling on the Ministry of  Health to as a  matter of urgency consider the inclusion of mental health service users on the governing board of the Mental Health Authority which is to be constituted and inaugurated in line with Section Four of the Mental Health Law ...

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WFP Supports Ghana School Feeding Programme to Digitize its Monitoring System

 The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) with tablets to digitize the monitoring of the school feeding programme.  The initiative aims to reinforce programme efficiency and implementation by enabling real-time tracking of daily attendance and feeding in 260 pilot schools in all 16 regions of the country.  “The tablets will enhance the monitoring ...

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New scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemics constituted

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  The proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) were selected for their expertise in areas such as epidemiology, animal health, clinical medicine, virology and genomics.   WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the news during his regular briefing ...

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COVID-19 deaths at lowest level in nearly a year, WHO reports

Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, again calling for greater support for developing countries. Agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported that the death toll from the disease is now at its lowest level in almost a year.  “But it’s still an unacceptably high level – almost 50,000 deaths a week, and ...

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Africa: Covid-19 Aid Falling Short

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for African governments to strengthen social protection systems and fulfill people’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said. Many African governments introduced measures like cash transfers and food assistance in response to the rising poverty and hunger occasioned by the pandemic, but most households received no support. The ...

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