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AMA must be more aggressive in ensuring every household has a toilet facility

NOVEMBER 19 -World Toilet Day- is fast approaching, but not much positive news can be said about the role of various assemblies in enforcing a key law that enjoins all landlords/ladies to provide tenants with toilet facilities. The World Toilet Day is a day set aside to campaign, motivate and mobilise …

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This tilapia ‘ban’ makes nonsense of the scientific method

BY CAMERON DUODU ON THE face of it, we should be grateful to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for acting so very fast to save us from the danger that it says threatens our food supply system through the “spread of Tilapia Lake Virus.” According to the Ministry …

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Importance of eating fish

Fish is high in important nutrients It lowers risk of heart attacks and strokes Fish contains nutrients that are crucial during development Increases grey matter in the brain and protects it from age-related deterioration Helps prevent and in treatment of depression, making you a happier person Is the only good …

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ECG officials who sell meters must be exposed

ACQUISITION OF Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) meters continues to be a major challenge to consumers because of the cumbersome nature of the processes for securing a meter. Many consumers have had cause to complain bitterly about the frustrations they go through to acquire a meter even when a valid …

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Ways of preventing wrinkles

Don’t smoke We all know how bad it is for you. There are a million reasons not to smoke, and wrinkled skin is as good of a reason to quit as any. I was a smoker for 7 years during high school and college. I know it’s hard to quit. …

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Let’s prioritise healthcare at various stages of conception-First Lady

THE FIRST Lady and Head of the Rebecca Foundation, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for more focus and attention on the pre-conception and inter-conception stages of maternal care. Mrs Akufo-Addo made this known when she handed over a renovated and refurbished maternity ward facility at the Bawjiase Health Center to …

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Tips on how to prevent Gonorrhea

Avoid douching Douching removes the protective bacteria normally found in the vagina. As a result, you are more likely to become infected if you are exposed to an STD. Wash your vagina with soap and water after sexual activity. This may help to eliminate parasites and bacteria that have entered …

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Nurses, doctors do not manufacture beds

BY ABDUL-JALIL ABDULAI   ONCE AGAIN Ghana woke up to a sad news of the passing on of a 70-year-old Ghanaian after an inability to admit him in seven hospitals in Accra for reason of “no bed”. This is indeed an unfortunate occurrence hence I extend my condolence to the …

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WHO to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

WATCHING AS a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization is set to announce “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition to …

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Editorial Govt must speed up roadmap to lift ban on small- scale mining

THE PRESIDENT, Nana AddoDankwa Akufo-Addo has said a roadmap would soon be announced by his government to lift the ban placed on small-scale mining in the country. According to the President, the ban enforced a year ago was a temporary measure to deal with illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, …

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How clean is the cleaner? Why govt is incompetent to clean the FA

BY MICHAEL ASARE BOADU Empire FM (EIB Network) I HAVE read carefully the loud applause from the public towards the government’s decision to completely crash down the structure of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and give birth to a new body to run football in the country.   This development …

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All must be sanitation ambassadors

FOR THOSE who have been victims of the dirty nature of some parts of Accra, a call by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on all to play a role in making Accra a clean city would be very welcome.   Due to uncultured habits, some parts of the capital get …

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Searches for abortion pills have doubled

The new survey puts to question the effectiveness of the ban on abortions in countries like Nigeria. Of the 25 countries with highest search interest in Misoprostol, 11 are in Africa and 14 are in Latin America. The BBC survey further revealed that countries with the strictest laws, where abortion …

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Nigeria, Ghana top online searches for abortion pill – Report

WHILE NIGERIA’S abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries whose citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed. Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the …

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Stronger partnerships effective for improved healthcare – First Lady

FIRST LADY Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for increased collaboration among key stakeholders in the health sector towards achieving universal health coverage. Mrs Akufo-Addo has also asked for the intensification of domestic resource mobilisation and improved social mobilisation and health communication to address the social cultural practices that impede positive …

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