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Ghana: About 19,100 people infected with HIV in 2018

About nineteen thousand nine hundred (19,100) people were infected with HIV last year. Of this number, three thousand, three hundred (3,300), were children under 14 years. About 260 thousand HIV/AIDS orphans...

Commitee on health inaugurated in Poyentanga to help address malnutrition

The Wa West District in the Upper West Region is still recording high cases of acute malnutrition in the region with the Poyentanga sub-district being the worst affected. The...

Psychiatric patients, epileptics prefer spiritual healers to hospitals – Mental Health Officer

The Wa Municipal Mental Health Officer, Sylvester Basagnia says the perception that mental illness has a spiritual undertone is a key challenge to mental health service delivery. He made the...

Lion cub playfully bites on his mother’s tail in Kenya

These adorable pictures show a lion cub playfully biting on its mother's tail at a wildlife reserve in Kenya. The seven-week-old animal, one of three cubs seen in the photos,...

Voters prefer candidates who promise regular community engagement — CDD-Ghana survey

Candidates who promise to organise regular community meetings to address the concerns of constituents are mostly preferred, according to a research conducted by Dr George K. Ofosu, an Associate...

Wa Poly Launches New Engineering Research Centre

The School of Engineering at the Wa Polytechnic has launched its Engineering Research Centre for Social Intervention ERCSI. The ERSCI is expected to transform real societal and industrial problems into...

41 percent of parents accept child marriage – WVG

A research conducted by World Vision Ghana (WVG) has revealed that about 41 per cent of parents who give their children out for early marriage see nothing wrong with...

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1...

How to spot a liar, according to researchers

If you claim that you never lie, well, you're a liar. Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about...

Mosquitoes ‘put off biting’ by human diet drugs

Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs.This left them feeling full and bloated and put...

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Africa

Rwanda begins experimental vaccination against Ebola

Rwanda has launched its first large-scale vaccination campaign against the Ebola virus. Rwanda's Health Minister, Diane Gashumba, said at least, 200 thousand people will be...

Deadly flooding in Uganda kills at least 16

Deadly flooding in Uganda has claimed at least 16 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain. Rescuers have been...

World

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest PM

Finland's Sanna Marin is to become the world's youngest prime minister at the age of 34. The transport minister was picked by her Social Democratic...

North Korea carries out ‘very important test’

North Korea says it has carried out a "very important test" at a satellite-launching site. The KCNA state news agency said the results would be...