Africa World 

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

– – COVAX, the international coalition that is responsible for making Covid-19 vaccines accessible to countries around the world has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion deliveries. It has said that the COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world had reached 1.5 billion, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over 15 months since its first international delivery to Ghana, COVAX has now shipped COVID-19 vaccines to 145 countries across the world. Nearly 90% of these have been fully funded doses…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s plan to reclassify popular forest reserve sparks concerns

– – More than fifteen Civil Society Organization (CSOs) promoting environmental management are fiercely resisting moves by the government to reclassify the Achimota forest reserve for redevelopment. There has been an outcry over reports that President Akufo-Addo has granted Executive Approval for the 92-year-old national forest reserve to be re-classified. The document widely circulated on social media, suggested that the classification of the Achimota Forest Reserve has been lifted to pave way for a possible redevelopment for other purposes. The Instrument gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands…

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Ghana: Popular restaurant closed down over alleged mass food poisoning

– – Ghanaian authorities on Thursday closed down a branch of a popular restaurant in Ghana, Marwako following reports of alleged mass food poisoning. Several Twitter users complained of getting food poisoning after eating at the branch located in East Legon in the capital city Accra. Many patrons of the food eatery said they have taken ill referencing the food joint as the possible source of their discomfort. Marwako @Marwakofastfood gave me and many others in this hospital the worst food poisoning ever. — Edward Elohim (@deezydothis) May 11, 2022…

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Africa World 

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks on the rise in Africa

– – Africa is witnessing a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases over the past year. Almost 17 500 cases of measles were recorded in the African region between January and March 2022, marking a 400% increase compared with the same period in 2021. Twenty African countries reported measles outbreaks in the first quarter of this year, eight more than that in the first three months of 2021. Outbreaks of other vaccine-preventable diseases have also become more common. Twenty-four countries confirmed outbreaks of a variant of polio in 2021, which…

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Ghana: Climate risks could cost transport sector $3.9 billion

– – A new report estimates that by 2050 climate risks could cause damage worth $3.9 billion in Ghana’s transport sector. But the report also offers a roadmap that could prevent the worst from happening. It also highlights extensive efforts by the government to counter climate risks. The potential damage of $3.9 billion is thrice the investment of $1.3 billion made in the sector in 2019, according to the study. The research was led by the national Ministry of Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation, in partnership with the Global Center…

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Africa World 

Can Breastfeeding Mothers Consume CBD?

– – Cannabinoids are substances found in breast milk, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health. CBD has many health benefits, and therefore breastfeeding mothers are showing interest in using it to solve depression. There are several reasons behind using cannabidiol as a supplement after the delivery. The reasons for using CBD include anxiety, depression, pain due to delivery, and insomnia. All the symptoms are common in women for the first few weeks after birth, while there are also some hormonal imbalances. The time taken to breastfeed…

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Africa World 

7 Benefits of Weed Vape Pens That Can Change Your Health Game

– – Vaping cannabidiol using the vape pen helps to change the health affected by diabetes, chronic pain, anxiety, stress, etc., as follows: 1. Vaping treats type 2 diabetes About 29 million people in the U.S.A. suffer from type- 2 diabetes, called adult-onset diabetes. It affects health by giving blurry vision, wounds that lose their healing, and many other ways. The anti-inflammatory properties present in the vape oil helps to recover from this disease. Insulin resistance develops in an individual due to prolonged inflammation in the body. Their metabolism increases…

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African countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions

– – Many African countries have started lifting their Covid-19 restrictions to further make life easier for citizens and return them normalcy. There have been Covid-19 restrictions such as mandatory wearing of masks, quarantining persons that test positive, lockdowns on communities considered hot spot among others. Last week Kenya announced that it has lifted all restrictions imposed to curb the spread COVID-19. Face masks are no longer mandatory in public and all quarantine measures for confirmed COVID-19 cases are halted with immediate effect. The new regulation also affects ban on…

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Africa World 

Food Recipes to Help Your Health Routine

– – As we all know, CBD made a revolution in the healthcare sector. CBD is becoming more and more common in our health routine, not only for those serious about fitness but also for cautious people like us. Most people probably even know what CBD oil and pills do and how they work. But have you ever heard of CBD tincture? If not, then continue reading 1-2 extra paragraphs at least. For recipes, skip the same no of pars. Whereas the terms “CBD tincture” and “CBD oil” are frequently…

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Cameroon bans Shisha smoking due to health risk

– – Authorities in Cameroon have banned the smoking of shisha pipes especially among young people who largely patronize it. Shisha smoking pipes abound in bars and private homes in Cameroon, but authorities say the the smoking poses a health risk to patrons. According to the health ministry about 46% of young Cameroonians smoke the substance – which is typically a mix of tobacco, molasses, glycerine and flavourings. Doctors have said there is a “misconception” that shishas are not as harmful as cigarettes. The British Heart Foundation has said that…

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