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Spin on health numbers: This call for equity must be backed by plans and deeds

In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s view “the real things haven’t changed. It is still best, to be honest, and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures, and have courage when things go wrong.” There is a narrative around health information especially health inputs …

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How is suicide a crime?

Tiffanie DeBartolo in How to Kill a Rock Star had this to say. “Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain.” Sometime in 1994, whilst in my undergraduate years, I …

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Need to move a step further with breast cancer awareness in Ghana

“Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.” Gabriel García Márquez Bereavement is not a pleasant experience. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will attest to this. …

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The Ghana health debate: going in cycles

Christophe Galfard in his book The Universe in Your Hand argues that “a clock that is moving through space at a very fast speed does not tick at the same rate as a slow-moving watch gently attached to your wrist as you stroll on a tropical beach. The idea of …

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How Ghana’s health system is making and breaking hearts

According to Saidi Mdala, “bad luck is what results when bad things happen to you unprepared, or when you neglect to do what you have to do when you are supposed to do it.” This week I read of claims that medical personnel had neglected a patient leading to a …

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Can we achieve safe and effective medicines for all?

Roy T. Bennett in The Light in the Heart argues “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” The 25th of September 2019 was World Pharmacists …

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Framing a future path for health transparency in Ghana

According to Brian Tracy, “all successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” In his view, the size of your dream can be directly correlated …

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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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