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The fear of retirement keeps Emeritus Academics at public universities

Source: Benedict Ocran | Obende20032002@gmail.com Background Our current Auditor-General is on a crusade to ‘cleanse’ the public payroll system against the retirement age which currently stands at 60 years for most public sector workers, and 65 years for academics in public universities. I suspect very strongly the Government supports this initiative, …

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GHS inaugurates Ghana Liver-Hepatitis Fund Board

Dr Awoonor (second left) in a group picture with the members of the Board. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM The Governing Board for the Ghana Liver-Hepatitis Fund has been inaugurated with the objective of effectively scaling up Ghana’s response against viral hepatitis and liver health cases. The newly constituted Governing …

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Sniffer dogs can identify malaria

Source: BBC Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria. They have trained dogs to recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease. It is hoped the animals can be used to stop malaria spreading and eventually …

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National population council organizes summit on adolescent health

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com The National Population Council has organized the 2nd National Adolescent Reproductive Health Summit. This summit focused on the critical role Government must play for the sexual reproductive health rights of Ghanaians. A communique issued by the council stated “we reflected and noted the critical roles Government must play to ensure …

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Akwasi Acquah named Patron of Stroke Association Support Network

Mr. Alexander Akwasi Acquah is CEO of The Community Hospitals Group. Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | JTM The Stroke Association Support Network (SASNET) – Ghana, an NGO dedicated to advocacy, awareness and prevention of stroke, has named Accra-based businessman, Alexander Akwasi Acquah, as its patron. The appointment of the Chief Executive …

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Vaccination: Health workers lament inaccessible villages

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu Health workers have complained about the difficulty they face in accessing many villages in the country to vaccinate children. According to Joy News’ Justice Baidoo, many children have been left out of the just ended vaccination against childhood killer disease, measles, because health workers could not travel to some …

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GHS cautions individuals to be on alert for cholera symptoms

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com | Nasiba Yakubu The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has cautioned the general public and health facilities to be on high alert for symptoms of cholera in their vicinities. This alert comes after the Volta Regional Health Directorate reported confirmed cases of cholera from Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality. …

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25 tweets that paint a picture of married life

Source: BBC Welcome to marriage, where your days are spent doing never-ending loads of laundry, making (and breaking) a budget, arguing about how to clean the cast iron skillet and finding new places to hide your favorite snacks from your spouse. OK, married life isn’t always such a drag ― we promise! But the little quirks and frustrations that …

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‘The food supplement that ruined my liver’

File photo Source: BBC Jim McCants took green tea capsules in a drive to get healthy in middle age. His doctors now say they left him needing an urgent liver transplant, writes the BBC’s Tristan Quinn. It should have been one of the happiest days of his life. But Jim McCants …

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Two unborn babies’ spines repaired in womb

Source: BBC Two unborn babies have had their spines repaired by surgeons – weeks before they were born. The operations – which are the first ever of their kind in the UK – were carried out by a team of 30 doctors at University College Hospital in London. The babies had …

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