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Ghana: Fixing the health worker unemployment conundrum

I was in Accra for a few days and had the opportunity to have many conversations with health professionals of all sort. I specifically set myself to speak to as many allied health professionals as I could to get an understanding of what drives health professional unemployment. I wanted to …

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WAEC must release results simultaneously

Major media houses in Ghana have reported: “WAEC withholds results of 48,855 candidates as 2019 WASSCE is released.” This litany is sung every year, when West African Examination Council (WAEC) releases results. How long will it take WAEC to overcome this problem? Do the candidates employ those, who conduct the …

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Ghana: Avoiding the politics of emergency medical care

Anytime I see political players discuss healthcare policy, I have the distinct feeling that they see Ghanaians as consumers of whatever healthcare they are provided with. I hold this view because often discussions around healthcare, be it by way of quality or deliverables, are held with the views of the …

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My story, my internship experience at Ghana Business News

I don’t fancy writing essays and more so longer ones. How ironic, I know; I’m supposed to be a journalist. But if you’ve had any experience with a dyslexic, you might believe me. Anyways, writing has always been uncomfortable. In basic school days, high school and even writing this piece …

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The state of emergency care in Ghana

Emergency care is an integral part of healthcare and in many instances it’s required when least expected. Unfortunately, when required, the time window between life and death may be so small that decisions ought to be made by competent people using reliable systems that have been tried and tested and …

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Illegal mining:  the challenge of Diaso

Many policies have been instituted to address issues of child labour and the need for enhanced protection regimes has been stressed by all stakeholders, yet many children in the country still remain vulnerable to various forms of exploitation. Diaso, a town located in the Upper Denkyira West District, is endowed …

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Tree planting: a remedy for perennial flooding in Ghana

Accra, Ghana’s seat of government is grappled with perennial flooding during heavy down pours. Floods have become a usual phenomenon. In June 2015, Accra floods resulted in at least 25 deaths directly from the flooding, while a petrol station explosion, partly caused by the flooding, killed at least 200 more …

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Making retail medicine outlets a catalyst for malaria case management  in Ghana

The retail medicine outlet is one of the turfs that may decide how fast Ghana can move from the ranks of the 11 malaria-burdened countries to the malaria elimination stage. Current global data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) paints a gloomy picture of Ghana’s malaria control efforts. Approximately 70 …

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Fighting the fall armyworms: Detergent and herbal concoctions to the rescue

Large hectares of vegetable and maize farms in parts of Assin, have been ruined by armyworms, something that is threatening food security and has left many farmers impoverished. The widespread destruction of food crop farms by the worms remains a serious threat to Ghana’s food security, in spite of the …

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