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The woes of COVID-19 amid face masking, a threat to public safety

Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), a number of preventive and mitigation measures have been prescribed against the spread of the virus with the latest being the wearing of masks or face coverings. The Minister of Health in Ghana directed the mandatory use of …

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The Ghana National Household Registry beyond COVID-19

The Ghana National Household Registry is a unit under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with a mandate to establish a single household register from which social protection programmes will select their beneficiaries. A programme that some will say is long overdue given the importance of data and …

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COVID-19 facemasks, why covering up is becoming the new standard

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus throughout the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and its collaborating partners have played a major roles with preventive and mitigation measures against the spread of the pandemic. Measures by Partners Among these measures is the wearing of …

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COVID-19: Africa is fighting and relying on its own forces

It is certainly too soon to draw some lessons on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, since it continues to dramatically affect significant segments of the world population and still remains a puzzle, an enigma for the world scientific community. Still, based on certain observations, we can make some preliminary …

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COVID-19 and fertility control

These are extraordinary times as our normal routine and pattern of life have changed by the flu-like coronavirus, COVID-19, that has sent leaders across the world scrambling. The fight against the respiratory disease caused by the virus, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has …

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What if Ghana has no president by January 7, 2021?

I am not God, not even a Nostradamus, but in all things, I try to see tomorrow. Unless the election of a President and MPs is so critical to our existence that we can afford to put the health of the people on hold, it is very possible that at …

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Strong systems, more investments needed to deal with malaria and new outbreaks like COVID-19

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 World Malaria Day, which is just weeks away, is going to be commemorated with calls for greater investment in building and supporting resilient health systems to protect and advance progress against existing infectious diseases like malaria and to be prepared to …

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There could be food crisis after battle against COVID-19 is won  

Since the emergence of the first case of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, at the cusp of 2019 and its subsequent spread across the globe, governments all over the world have been scrambling to contain the spread. In Europe and China, there have been lockdowns – entire populations ordered to stay …

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