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Can we achieve safe and effective medicines for all?

Roy T. Bennett in The Light in the Heart argues “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” The 25th of September 2019 was World Pharmacists …

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Framing a future path for health transparency in Ghana

According to Brian Tracy, “all successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” In his view, the size of your dream can be directly correlated …

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Boosting the cocoa value chain, women turn cocoa husk into soap for export

Government envisions processing 50 per cent of cocoa beans produced locally as it does everything to achieve a production target of one million tonnes of cocoa set for the 2018/2019 crop season. Domestic processing of cocoa hit 300,000 tonnes in the 2017/2018 cocoa season, representing a 19 per cent jump …

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The Brazzaville-Kinshasa rail, road, bridge and the PIDA connecting Africa

Perched on a hill we look down the valley. It’s a picturesque scene. The Congo River, surrounded by rolling hills, runs through its course in serene majesty, the way it has probably done for centuries. Languid. Subtle ripples. Boats and canoes sail on. Mist rises in the horizon enveloping the …

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Finding a cure while dealing with reality – Healthcare in Ghana

“The greatest scientific discovery was the discovery of ignorance. Once humans realised how little they knew about the world, they suddenly had a very good reason to seek new knowledge, which opened up the scientific road to progress.” Yuval Noah Harari There is a sense of ignorance that has underpinned our …

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Ghana: Are we serious about bridging our health disparity gap?

The late Alvin Toffler one of the renowned futurists of the twentieth century had this view of how society treated the youth. “The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely …

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Ghana must invest in eliminating neglected tropical diseases for economic growth – Campaigner

A campaigner against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) says the Ghanaian government has an important role to play in prioritizing the elimination of NTDs as part of the broader economic strategy, as 25 million Ghanaians are at risk. According to her, investments directed at eliminating this group of diseases would result …

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Is PIDA the catalyst to spur infrastructure development in Africa?

Africa has more than 1.2 billion people, majority of them young and restless. And while the continent holds more than 60 of the world’s precious metals, largely mined and exported as raw materials, the continent’s potential hasn’t been fully exploited to benefit its citizens. Additionally, the continent has infrastructure deficits …

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Is Africa behind when it comes to technological innovation in healthcare delivery?

Eric Topol in his book, The Patient Will See You Now, painted this picture about the future of healthcare delivery; “It may just mean that the best way to cut the ever-increasing costs of health care around the world will be to provide cheap smartphones with Internet service to those …

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