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The 100 days of free maternal mortality campaign

Three years ago, Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service in collaboration with development partners put together an initiative called the Millennium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF). It was to re-double efforts to overcome bottlenecks in implementing interventions that had proven to work in reducing the maternal mortality ratio in …

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Suffering punishment for no wrongdoing

I had not the slightest inkling about the danger that awaited me, as I left my Atonsu Kuwait residence to Amakom. The Grace Baptist Church at Amakom, Kumasi, where I worship, was organizing a clean-up exercise and I was eager to be part of that.      The day was Saturday, …

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Ghana’s Commodity Exchange – How far?

In June 2015, the former President, John Mahama launched the Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) project with the aim of transforming the country’s agriculture. The project was expected to become operational by 2016 with the establishment of the state-of-the-art, transparent and professional market institutions with the view of moving agriculture from …

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Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana

The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects on the environment. …

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Investing in Africa’s next stage of growth

There are many ways to measure development in a region, a country or even a continent. Freedom, prosperity, health and stability are all pillars of progress, and opportunity is the foundation. But this week as I return to Africa for the first time in ten years, I am reminded that …

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Death in the frying pan

In the 21st century one would have expected more improvement in the appreciation of health our needs. Unfortunately a wide gulf of ignorance still surrounds humanity leading to untimely deaths. And when this is placed besides the poverty situation of African countries and other developing countries the world over, the …

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Harnessing demographic dividend of Ghana requires collective efforts

On Monday, December 11, 2017, Ghana launched the African Union’s Demographic Dividend Roadmap and Strategic Plan to harness the youthful human resource of the country to engender socio-economic development and ensure prosperity for all. This followed an earlier programme launch on January 30, 2017, at the African Union’s 28th Ordinary …

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Sebiticals Chapter 25: Eggnomics and the rape of the State

Since last week, the sound of goats has trended and even as I write this Sebitical, oh Reader, I smell Joe Louis in my nostrils. Ah, Joe Louis! That was the name of a billy goat the Damoah family owned when I was very little, at Abavanna Down, Kotobabi. Joe …

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Situational report on health events across second cycle institutions in Ghana

Ashanti Region Influenza-A H1N1 In Kumasi Academy, Asokore-Mampong Municipality An outbreak of Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) due to Influenza Type-A H1N1 has been confirmed in KUMASI ACADEMY. The outbreak began on 29th November 2017. As of 14/12/2017, a total of 94 cases including four (4) deaths have been reported in …

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Meet Bernard Boafo-Bekoe, the first to pass CIMA CFO Pathway Exams in Ghana

Not many Ghanaians like to engage in any academic process that requires a constant interaction with numbers. Most Ghanaians are known to have a ‘phobia for maths’, and so, people who do academic programmes that are maths-centric are highly regarded. Bernard Boafo-Bekoe is one such persons. He loves numbers, calculations …

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