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Today is World Malaria Day

On April 25 every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Malaria Day (WMD), a day set aside to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control of the disease. The Day, which was instituted by the World Health …

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Editors are as important to journalism as reporters – Dogbevi

Good journalism does not simply inform, it provides information that has meaning for people’s lives and holds the powerful to account. At a time when trust in the media is declining around the world, it has become even more important to provide content that is ethical, independent, critical and of …

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The Upper East and North East rice valleys: The hub of Ghana’s food basket

Despite the huge agricultural potentials of Ghana, there has never been a year without the country facing food and nutritional insecurity problems. In fact, research has shown that Ghanaians consume rice more than any other staple food. However, the local production does not correspondent with the consumption rate, leading to …

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Thanks for your support after the fire: Like the phoenix, I’m rising from the ashes

Typically, my day begins with me going to the gym very early in the morning to get an hour of intense physical exercise. I would sometimes return home with aching muscles, either from a new routine or as a result of suffering a muscle pull. When I was done and …

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No place like home – the inspiring stories of returnees  

Many irregular migrants who fail to enter Europe settle in Libya, but this journey towards the North, most often turns into a nightmare. Statistics from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) reveal only five per cent of all migrants who attempt to enter Europe through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean …

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The ever-increasing SARS-CoV-2 variants: What are the implications for current and future COVID-19 treatment?

Viral (coronavirus included) mutations are changes in the genetic code of a virus that naturally occur when an animal or person is infected. What is also important to remember is that, every time a coronavirus (for the purposes of this article, SARS-CoV-2) passes from one person to the other, the …

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Been one year since Ghana recorded first COVID-19 case

A year today, Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 case in the country. Two cases were confirmed on March 12, 2020, when two persons, one from Norway and the other, Turkey, came to the country. Consequently, the government instituted measures to contain the spread of the virus. By the end of …

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Digitalization: the most impactful and revolutionary policy of Ghana since Independence

Successive governments have rolled out a number of good policies and programmes since independence, all aimed at transforming the economy and positively changing the lives of Ghanaians. The industrial, energy and education programmes of Dr Kwame Nkrumah were top-notch. The achievements of Presidents Nana Addo Akufo-Addo’s government in the educational …

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US Peace Corps is 60 years in Ghana

To say that the activities of US Peace Corps have made tremendous impact in many communities across Ghana is an understatement. Ever since the first group of volunteers touched the soil of Ghana some six decades ago, many lives have been positively impacted and destinies changed for the good of society. …

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Face neglected tropical diseases, end the scourge

“If we are to end the scourge of neglected tropical diseases, then we urgently need to do things differently. This means injecting new energy into our efforts and working together in new ways to get prevention and treatment for all these diseases, to everyone who needs it.” These were the …

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