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The making of Ghana – China solidarity

To establish an Association is not an easy job, and especially when it becomes a journey to undertake. The first major step was taken by the Osagyefo, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, when on August 18, 1961, he and his host, President Liu Shaoqi signed the first FRIENDSHIP TREATY between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Ghana. This was ...

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Bechem Government Hospital Relies On Taxis To Refer Patients

Authorities at the Bechem Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region have to rely on taxis to transfer patients from the hospital to other facilities because of the absence of an ambulance. Bechem Government Hospital, established decades ago, is a major referral facility for patients in the Tano South Municipality as well as communities from the Ashanti Region. The facility ...

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UNDP to launch Human Dev’t Report on Northern Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All”. The report explores development challenges and opportunities in Northern Ghana and offers suggestions for poverty eradication in the zone. The Northern Ghana Human Development Report (NG-HDR) is based on a study that investigated ...

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Patients Stranded At Tamale Teaching Hospital Over Staff Strike

Hundreds of patients were today (Thursday) stranded at the Tamale Teaching Hospital where the health professionals are on strike. Despite the arrest and subsequent release of some members of the NPP Kandahar Boys group, the striking health professionals are yet to rescind their decision. The situation has compelled families of some patients on admission to move them out of the referral ...

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Regular Exercise ‘Best For Mental Health’

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health – but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing. People who exercised had 1.5 fewer “bad days” a month ...

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Stop Asking NHIS Members To Pay For Blood – NHIA

Mr Joseph Homenya, Volta Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has asked health facilities in the region to desist from charging members of the National Health Insurance Schemes (NHIS) GHC100.00 for every pint of blood. He also cautioned them against detaining clients of the scheme at the health facilities for their inability to pay for blood used ...

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HIV/AIDS Claims 97 Lives In Central Region

Ninety-seven people including six children below 15 years were killed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease in the Central Region in 2017. Five teenage pregnant girls also tested HIV positive and were put under strict surveillance to protect their babies from contracting the disease. Mrs Margaret Schandof-Woode, Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) who announced ...

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Gov’t Finally Lifts Ban On Small-Scale Mining

Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

Government has announced the lifting of the ban slapped on small-scale mining across the country. Announcing this at a meeting with journalists in Accra on Thursday, the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, who is also Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, admitted that the latest decision will be met with mixed reactions ...

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Let us have sober deliberations on free SHS – Otumfuo

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for sober deliberations and frank discussions on the implementation of the free senior high school education policy in the country. He said the policy was without doubt, one of the bravest decisions taken by any government in the country’s history with life-changing ramifications for all Ghanaian families, decades into the future. However, ...

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NAGRAT Members Will Not Work On Weekends For Double Track System

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) says its members will not work on weekends to support the free Senior High School (SHS) double track system. According to NAGRAT, although it supports the system, it will not be right for its members to work those extra hours because it is against the Labour law. In their opinion, if the government insists ...

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