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About 2,060 women diagnosed with breast cancer nationwide in 2010

About 2,060 women were diagnosed with breast cancer nationwide in 2010 and about 70 per cent of them reported at the hospitals late when the disease had reached an advanced stage to be salvaged. Dr Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, President of Breast Care International, breast cancer awareness non-governmental organisation, who announced this, …

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Ghana Public Health Association launched

Ghana Public Health Association, a non-governmental, multi-disciplinary, civil society organization bringing together all people interested and active in safeguarding and promoting public health through professional exchange and action was launched in Accra on Thursday. It seeks to harness the expertise of professionals in the health care fraternity for advancement of …

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Nigerian delegation visits Ghana Journalists Association

A 32-member delegation from Nigerian Institute of Planning Policy and Strategic Studies on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Journalists Association as part of their two-week tour in Ghana. The delegation hoped to learn more about the media pluralism and the role the local media has played in …

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VRA supports residents of Aveyime with water pump

The Volta River Authority (VRA) on Thursday presented a water pump and valve worth GH¢ 7,000 to the residents of Aveyime and its environs in the North Tongue District of the Volta Region. The presentation was necessitated by an appeal made by the community for the replacement of a water …

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Ghana needs more technical-based universities – Traditional ruler

Nana Wiafe Akenten III, Paramount Chief of Offinso, has called for the establishment of more technical-based universities to equip graduates with the requisite entrepreneurship and vocational skills to make them self-employed and contribute meaningfully to national development. He attributed the country’s surging graduate unemployment to the inability of the universities …

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Traditional medical practitioners should be confident in their operations

Mr Joseph Yieleh-Chireh, Minister of Health, has called on traditional medical practitioners to be confident in their field of work in order to help protect and promote herbal medicine in the country. He said practitioners must be bold enough in whatever they did so that people would have a fair …

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Group against MOH’s attempt to demolish Regional Hospital

The people of Bolgatanga, Nabdam, Bongo and Tongo (BONABOTO), in the Upper East Region, have cautioned against plans by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to demolish the existing Regional Hospital and build an Ultra Modern Regional Referral Hospital. BONABOTO, issued the warning at a Press Conference held in Bolgatanga, on …

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PTA to assist government to improve education in Bawku

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA), in the Bawku municipality, had taken steps to assist government to improve on education in the area. The PTAs of community schools are to find the major challenges facing schools in the area and map out strategies to guide government in the provision of infrastructure …

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UNICEF to help implement Complementary Basic Education

Ms. Benedicta Naana Biney, Acting Director General, Ghana Education Service (GES), has charged stakeholders in education, in the Upper East Region, to be committed to targets they set to improve pre-tertiary education delivery in the region. Ms Biney made the call in a speech read on her behalf by Mr …

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Children’s right, a major tool for national development

Participants at a child rights workshop, at Bolgatanga, have called on stakeholders to see the rights of children as a major potential tool that could foster national development. The two-day workshop is being organized by the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), a non-governmental organization, working to promote the socio-economic development …

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