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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia continue to experience rapid population growth –  Study 

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and some in Asia continue to experience rapid population growth and high fertility rates, the 2020 World Population Data Sheet released by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) stated. It said the population of 25 countries...

“A third of world’s children poisoned by lead,” UNICEF

Lead poisoning is affecting children on a “massive and previously unknown scale”, according to a ground-breaking new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and international non-profit organisation focused on pollution issues, Pure Earth. The report,...

Men and women’s working hours ‘nearly equal’

The split between genders in the amount of paid and unpaid work they do has shrunk over the last 40 years, according to a think tank. A new study by the Resolution Foundation found that men in the UK are...

Scientists at UDS, Leicester University launch project to track covid-19 patients

Scientists at the University for Development Studies (UDS) and Leicester University in the UK have launched a project to use remote sensing and geographic information systems to help in mapping out the spread of covid-19. The project will provide data...

Alleged shortage of Antiretroviral drugs in Ghana

The Non-State Actors for Health and Development (NSA-Ghana) has appealed to Government, to as a matter of urgency, intervene to ensure adequate availability of antiretroviral (ARV) medications for persons living with HIV and AIDS. NSA-Ghana, said their checks around the...

Coronavirus: WHO rethinking how Covid-19 spreads in air

The World Health Organization has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air. The airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings, an official...

UN warns of rise in animal-to-human diseases

A new report by the International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI has warned of future outbreaks of pandemics like COVID-19, if governments don't take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic disease is a disease that has passed into the...

Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, a study has suggested. For every person testing positive for antibodies, two were found to have specific T-cells which identify and destroy infected cells. This was seen even in people...

Draft National Policy on Aflatoxin Control endorsed

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has endorsed the draft National Policy for Aflatoxin Control on Food and Feed, calling for more education to be done on aflatoxins among the populace. He said because of the...

Research to establish impact of COVID-19 on households begins

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank (WB) is conducting a survey to track the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on households and jobs in Ghana. Three surveys are being...

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Beirut explosion: Angry protesters take to streets

Thousands of Lebanese, furious with their political leaders, are taking to the streets again, four days after a huge...

WAEC relocates Bright SHS Examination Centre to Ofori Panyin

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has in the interim and with effect from August 8, 2020, relocated the examination centre of Bright Senior...

Conseslus Kipruto: Olympic champion tests positive for covid-19 and misses Monaco Diamond League

Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will miss the first Diamond League event of the season in Monaco after testing positive for...

Voter registration exercise peaceful and successful – EC

The Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region at the end of the just ended Voter Registration exercise captured a total of 59,123 eligible voters. The...

Schools not reopening September — Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic activities. Consequently, it has called on...