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Queen mothers to take the lead in championing exclusive breastfeeding and maternal and child nutrition

This is an initiative launched by Her Excellency, Mrs Rebecca Akuffo Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF

When women traditional leaders from different parts of the country, adorned in beautiful regalia gather, the most likely reason is to grace a very important occasion, but this time that was not the case. Queen mothers from all over Ghana   met under the canopy of the Family Health Division…

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Coronavirus – On the frontlines in the fight against dangerous misinformation

Data collected regularly since March 2021 in 20 African countries show that false claims around COVID-19 vaccines

Accra - Fast-spreading misinformation online is hard to measure, but the 10 organizations and 10 African fact-checking groups that make up the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance are working to track and debunk dangerous myths on the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines.  Data collected regularly since March 2021 in 20 African countries show that false…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities

Ghana used drones to deliver vaccines to areas without roads and sent vaccinators out into communities to stay with them for periods of time while administering the vaccines

Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hailed as exemplary for its planning, speed and high-level leadership, but dig a little deeper and there are yet more crucial lessons in working with far-flung communities and building up trust in the vaccines.  “We have a migratory population that travels routinely from north to south…

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Coronavirus: World Bank support strengthens clinical management of COVID-19 in Ghana

The World Bank provided funds to WHO to enhance the capacity of Ghana’s health system for case management, improve quality of care and early case detection

Ghana embarked on intense actions to contain the coronavirus outbreak since the first two cases were confirmed on 12 March 2020. Public health measures such as mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places, social distancing, and hand hygiene were instituted to curtail the spread of the virus. For optimal care…

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Ghana’s First Lady Advocates for Good Nutrition

Mrs Akufo-Addo in her keynote address indicated that public health experts had raised concerns about a possible risk of nutrition crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has lauded an initiative to mobilize community support in promoting good nutrition and called on all to help intensify efforts to promote six months of exclusive breastfeeding. She made this call at the opening session of the Nutrition Advocacy…

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Ghana launches 2021 World Food Safety Day

The day was celebrated in Accra under the theme: ‘Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow’

On 7 June 2021, Ghana joined the rest of the world in commemorating 2021 World Food Safety Day which aims to draw attention to food borne risks and encourage the practice of food safety standards to help prevent, detect and manage food borne diseases. The day was celebrated in Accra…

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Tackling surges in severe COVID-19 cases in Africa

Direct interventions at better handling potential severe COVID-19 surges should include monitoring and evaluation of interventions in previous surges

Africa has the highest global mortality rate among critically ill COVID-19 patients despite having the world’s lowest COVID-19 infections and deaths overall, a recent study published by the Lancet found. Shortage of critical care resources and their underuse are some of the contributing factors. Dr Christian Owoo, a Senior Lecturer in the…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: COVID-19 patients on admission receive Dignity Kits from WHO

Each dignity kit contains personal effects such as toothpastes, sanitary packs for women, soap, toiletries, comb and hairbrush

The World Health Organization Ghana has donated 6000 Dignity Kits valued at GHS 447,300.00 to the Ministry of Health to be distributed to the various COVID-19 treatment centers across the country. Presenting the items, the WHO Country Representative for Ghana, Dr. Francis Kasolo said he was confident that the supplies…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: Striving to keep health worker infections at bay

More than 10 000 health workers in 40 African countries have contracted the virus since the pandemic began

Evelyn Narki Dowuona bears a great responsibility at Ga East Municipal Hospital in the Ghanaian capital Accra, where, as in much of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the risks of health care work. Drawing on more than 10 years of nursing experience, the quality and safety manager ensures…