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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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Ghana: The politics of health and the people

According to Patrick Rothfuss “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” In this last week, I have been reviewing elections in Ghana since 1992 and how the conversations …

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Some 4.5 billion people exposed to aflatoxin

“There isn’t time to wait to solve the problems that aflatoxin creates, because it is already impacting the health and well-being of 4.5 billion people across the globe”. “At Mars we want to improve food safety and security for people around the world including the most in need and low …

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How the training by NewsBridge Africa transformed my journalism

There is a proliferation of media organisations in Ghana, but there is evidence of lack of professionalism especially in this era of fake news. It doesn’t take too much effort to spot the lack of due diligence fact-checking news. Much of what is published is not cross-checked. Meanwhile, Journalists around …

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