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African leaders asked to place premium on research

Professor Fred Binka, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, has called on African leaders to place premium on research for the attainment of the universal coverage for Africa’s health systems. He said African leaders needed to have a national health research agenda, fund national research and …

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UK to provide 2.4 million treated nets to fight malaria in Ghana

The UK government is pledging to help fight malaria in Ghana and other African countries, by providing insecticide treated bednets. The pledge which is to be made by the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg at the ongoing UN MDGs Summit in New York is aimed at halving …

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Cheque Codeline Clearing system is one year

The Chief Executive of Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS), Mr Fred France has noted that the Cheque Codeline Clearing (CCC) introduced in September last year has enhanced customer service delivery. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr France said GhIPSS and the banks are working …

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Ghana Stock Exchange adjudged Most Innovative African Stock Exchange for 2010

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has been adjudged the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange for 2010”. This was at the Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards held at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) last Friday, according to a statement issued by the GSE in Accra on Monday. The statement …

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Ghana Chamber of Mines unhappy with attacks on mining companies

Miss Joyce Aryee, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has expressed her displeasure and worry over assault on workers of mining companies by illegal miners. She said such barbaric attacks had the tendency to discourage investors and it would impact negatively on the nation’s economy. …

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Dixcove appeals for sea defence wall to stop erosion

Otumfuo Kwesi Ageyman IX, the Paramount Chief of Lower Dixcove, has appealed to the government to build a sea defence wall for the town. He said tidal waves had consumed very important structures including residential and school buildings, churches and markets that were far away from the sea. Otumfuo Kwesi …

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National conference on quality care underway

Health Administrators and Support Services have begun a five- day national conference at Busua in the Western Region, to deliberate on how to improve quality care in all public health institutions. The conference is being held on the theme: “Improving health service provision- the role of Support Services in the …

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Cocobod and consortium of banks donate to hospital

Cocobod and a consortium of banks on Tuesday donated two boreholes, anaesthetic machine and patient monitoring equipment valued at GH¢87,500 to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital. The consortium of banks, led by Standard Bank, paid 50 percent of the cost while Cocobod bore the remaining half. The donation comes ahead …

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GRIDCo commences transmission through West Africa Power Pool

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has started transmitting electricity through the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) sponsored transmission line. The Project is designed to fit into the proposed West African Transmission Grid, and is being funded jointly by the Kuwait Fund, European Investment Bank, and the International Development Bank …

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