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Ghana: To export nurses or not?

This week was one of those weeks where I had struggled to make my mind up regarding what to share with readers. I struggled because there was so much happening on the health front. At the beginning of the week, there was talk about nurse skill transfer by way of …

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Dirty secrets of mining echo on three continents

The “Green Blood” series pursued the investigations of several reporters who faced threats when covering possible environmental damage and other abuses by mining companies. Reporting on environmental issues can cost journalists their jobs, the land they live on and even their lives. The more journalists cover these issues aggressively, the …

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Let’s have a chat about chronic diseases

This week a friend of mine confided in me that she had not been sleeping properly. Apparently, in recent weeks she had been having unexplained headaches and had found out that her blood pressure was slightly high. More importantly, her diastolic blood pressure was more elevated than normal. Incidentally, she …

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The African free trade agreement that aims to boost development   

At a cereal market in Busia, on the Ugandan side of the Uganda-Kenya border, business is booming. Trucks with goods from different parts of Uganda are offloaded while others heading for Kenya and South Sudan are being loaded. The east African country, according to its ministry of finance, is enjoying …

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The AU’s role in combating the refugees problem in Africa

The decision by the African Union (AU) to declare 2019 as the “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)” is a very laudable one and must be applauded by everybody. The Union’s chosen theme “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”, …

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Ghana: At war with the mosquito

Last week it was reported that Algeria and Argentina had been declared by the World Health Organization as malaria-free countries. I received this information with mixed feelings. It was because I began to wonder whether Ghana would one day dream of becoming free of malaria too. I have always believed …

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How susu collectors and microfinance companies are supporting women with business loans

Most Ghanaian women from all walks of life in the informal sector have held the sky very high. They shield families, friends, be they peasant farmers, agro-processors, traders and household employees, and contribute immensely towards the economic development of this nation. These women can be seen running their business as …

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