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Ghana: At war with the mosquito

Last week it was reported that Algeria and Argentina had been declared by the World Health Organization as malaria-free countries. I received this information with mixed feelings. It was because I began to wonder whether Ghana would one day dream of becoming free of malaria too. I have always believed …

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How is Ghana looking at healthcare in a technological world?

Many, myself included, have often wondered about the huge health human resource gaps in sub-Saharan Africa and efforts being made to address these. In many of these conversations, reality has stared us in the face that with the best will in the world, these gaps will never be bridged in …

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The scourge of a vaccine

The late Alvin Toffler American writer and futurist is noted to have stated, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” No time have I found this quote more poignant than in the last few …

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Speak up: We all can be mental illness patients

“Overall, the evidence suggests that liking continues to increase as people are exposed to an idea between ten and twenty times, with additional exposure still useful for more complex ideas.” Adam Grant argues in Originals. I have considerable reason to argue that the aforementioned quote holds true in Ghana, with …

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Engaging the health establishment is a necessary evil

I am a passionate reader of medical history and get fascinated by the obstacles that those who have dared to make a dent on the world’s healthcare landscape have had to face. From the days when the likes of Edward Jenner pioneered the smallpox immunisation (the world’s first known vaccine) …

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Introducing new column – The Thinknovate Page

There is a common Ghanaian saying which is, ‘health is wealth’. And in some local cultures, there is the belief that health is everything. It is therefore conceivable to expect modern societies and countries to place some importance on health and all the necessary systems that promote, preserve and provide …

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