Air pollution claiming more lives in Ghana

Air pollution claiming more lives in Ghana

More than 17,000 people in Ghana die annually as a result of exposure to air pollution, with children and women being the most affected victims, Mrs Gina McCarthy, a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, had said. More numbers of allergies in both adults and children would also be recorded due to the high amounts […]

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Water For Death: Sad Story Of How Over 4 Million Ghanaians Survive On Highly Polluted Densu River

Water For Death: Sad Story Of How Over 4 Million Ghanaians Survive On Highly Polluted Densu River

Investigations conducted on the daily activities of individuals and groups of people along the banks of the Densu River have revealed massive and indescribable pollution of the water with human excreta as well as liquid and toxic waste, which are extremely harmful to human health. River Densu forms part of the Densu Basin which flows […]

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Keta Municipality: Residents alarmed by ‘mysterious’ deaths

Keta Municipality: Residents alarmed by ‘mysterious’ deaths

Residents of Dzita in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, are yet to come to terms with news of serial killings there after yet another bizarre death was recorded. This comes after the body of a man believed to be mentally unstable was found buried under a heap of sand along the beach two […]

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Sankana gets girls boarding JHS

Sankana gets girls boarding JHS

Sankana Girls boarding Junior High School in the Nadowli-Kaleo district of the Upper West Region is set to commence before end of September this year. As first of its kind in the region, the facility will provide the opportunity to girls all over the country to apply and be enrolled at the boarding school as […]

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Students climb trees to make, receive calls in the Upper East Region

Students climb trees to make, receive calls in the Upper East Region

An aid organisation donated computers to remote villages inside the Upper East region to link deprived schools to the rest of the world through the internet — but the charity crew left the donation grounds not in doubt that the thankful recipients may have to hang the processors on a tree to catch a glimpse […]

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Alleged prostitute escapes lynching

Alleged prostitute escapes lynching

A 21-year-old man was nearly lynched by a mob at Agbogbloshie after a client realized that he was a male prostitute. A client hired the services of Osman Bashit aka Adiza, who dressed like a female, for the night at a cost of GH¢30, but when the client realised that he had been deceived, he […]

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Ghana should scale up research into plant medicine

Ghana should scale up research into plant medicine

A former Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. E. N. Mensah, has underlined the need for strong support for research into plant medicine. He said more should be done to promote the integration of plant medicine into mainstream medical practice in the country. Speaking at the 15th annual general meeting of the […]

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KATH receives infusion pumps to improve pediatric care

KATH receives infusion pumps to improve pediatric care

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility, has taken delivery of infusion pumps to help improve the quality of pediatric care. This would enable fluids – medication and substances containing nourishments essential for growth and maintenance of life – to be introduced into the body of the infant on admission, in […]

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Twenty years of contraception use limits family size to two children

Twenty years of contraception use limits family size to two children

An average woman must use effective contraception for at least 20 years to limit her family size to two children and 16 years to four children. Mr. Richard Kuunaah, the Executive Director of GHANECare, a non-governmental organisation working to promote and protect the rights of women and children has said. In an interview with the […]

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Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica

Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica

Dominica has suffered “widespread damage” from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. “We have lost all that money can buy,” he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island. Earlier Mr Skerrit had posted live updates as his own […]

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