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Ghana’s tech innovators building AI tools for social impact

Benjamin Nortey joined by two of his staff at his Mingo Blox office in Ghana’s capital Accra operates his newly built robot which is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The machine called Cello has been programed by Nortey, a leading Ghanaian roboticist to provide several social services for users. “Cello can be used in several places where there is that… Read More
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Obesity is rising sharply in Africa, new report says

The World Obesity Federation is raising red flags about rising prevalence of obesity in Africa and Asia. In a report, the Federation said more than four billion people will be obese by 2035. It was particularly worried about rising obesity rates among children. According to the federation, almost all of the countries expected to see the greatest increases are low… Read More
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The Impact of Stress on the Body: Understanding Its Physical Effects

Stress is a normal part of life, but when it becomes overwhelming and chronic it can have a detrimental effect on both physical and mental health.  Stress can manifest itself in the body through physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, muscle tension, digestive issues, difficulty sleeping or changes in appetite. It’s important to recognize these signs of stress so that… Read More
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Opinion: How will economic downturn affect health investment in the Africa?

– – At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was primed for a substantial increase in health and biotech spending and investment. Governments and the private sector alike promised to dedicate funding so that they would be adequately prepared for the next pandemic if or when it came. Over the course of 2020 and 2021, those promises appeared… Read More
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Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to fight Malaria, HIV and TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced it has raised $14.25 billion at a donor conference on Wednesday. The outbreak of Covid-19 had set back the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the past couple of years. The amount raised at Wednesday’s conference was the highest amount ever pledged for a multilateral health organisation. Despite… Read More
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Nigeria’s quest to protect millions of kids against deadly diarrhoeal disease

– – In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the… Read More
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Diagnosed with cancer? Some tips for eating right

Cancer is one of the harsh realities of the world. Being diagnosed with a disease with so many possibilities can be a rollercoaster ride. The problem is that cancer usually affects the entire body in one way or the other. To fight it off you need strength, strength that you get by eating. However, one of the major problems with… Read More
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Ghana: Rabies infections rise due to low dog vaccination

Ghana’s Health and Veterinary Services have painted a gloomy picture on the fight against rabies infections. This is due to the extremely low immunization of dogs to reduce rabies infections from dog bites. Although official statistics show that 10 percent of dogs are vaccinated in Ghana, the accurate figure may be hovering around 2 percent due to unavailability of information on the… Read More
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Threat of flu-like illness that could kill 80m people in 36 hours

A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people. If a similar outbreak were to happen with today’s constantly-traveling population, the effects could be even worse, a report has suggested. The Global Preparedness… Read More

Press Release: Raising youth awareness around health and sanitation issues

Youth, keep yourself clean; it reflects the place you live”. That was the main message the peer educators have delivered recently during the awareness-raising activity they have carried out at the URBANATIC Analamahitsy where young people have been invited to participate in a cultural and sporting event. Issues around health and sanitation have been identified as one of the root... Read More