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Pink October is here, let’s touch the breast

In October every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to observe the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness and education on breast cancer. The global goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure women have access to education, …

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Robust surveillance system needed to effectively contain disease outbreaks 

The need to establish robust surveillance systems across various countries and also globally, must be on top of the agenda and on the front burner due to the continuous easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. The emerging trend of periodic and unpredictable outbreaks of diseases in the last few years makes …

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How I nearly missed out on being part of FinCEN Files

When Will Fitzgibbon of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) told me about the FinCEN Files project sometime in July 2019 and asked if I was in, as usual I felt the adrenaline rush – beaming with excitement, I said, “yes, I am in.” The experience from working on …

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Curbing the scourge of fake news: Journalists must take lead

The provision of Information in the era of Information Age is crucial, but its dissemination comes with a huge task as more people crave for the ever-increasing information on all platforms and mediums. The task has become daunting for journalists because of the phenomenon of fake news, misinformation, hoaxes and …

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Power dynamics in Ghana’s political space: the NPP in focus

Political parties have had their history in Ghana due to the instability that characterised the country’s political space since the country gained independence in 1957 Political parties are formed with the ultimate objective of winning power to implement their policies and programmes as outlined in their manifestoes. Therefore, the instability …

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The baobab: The majestic tree of life

In Africa, especially in the Savannah region, where the weather is dry and severely hit by climate change conditions, making it difficult for many trees to survive or thrive, the Baobab Tree survives, thrives and also serves as source of life for many living creatures all year round. Background The …

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Injuries, trauma and road accidents killing more people in Ghana than three major infectious diseases

Injuries, trauma and road traffic accidents kill more people than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) such as Ghana. Globalization, urbanization, motorization and other environmental factors are among some reasons behind these injuries and trauma, which usually come with huge implications such as disability, loss of income, huge …

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Profile: Marricke Kofi Gane, Independent Presidential Candidate, 2020 Election

Mr Marricke Kofi Gane, a 46-year-old Independent Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General Election, with the campaign tagline, “Gane4Ghana” is a Chartered Accountant and a Management Consultant. Known to many as Kofi Ghana, Mr Gane was born to a trader mother and an engineer father as the third of four …

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How to prevent kidney disease: Book review

Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure, is the gradual loss of kidney function, says Dr Nsiah Asare of the Ghana Health Service. According to Dr Akosua Ampomah Asomaning at the Renal Unit of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, most patients on dialysis (due to kidney failure) are under …

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Oga! Gone, but not forgotten

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold… “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4. Family, friends and …

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