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Okyenhene Calls On Religious Institutions To Play Active Role In Environmental Stewardship

Okyenhene Calls On Religious Institutions To Play Active Role In Environmental Stewardship

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has tasked religious leaders to take an active role in environmental stewardship in the wake of the devastating effect of climate change on the global economy and its effect on human survival. According to Osagyefuo, Ghana remains a religious Nation with majority of its citizens deeply believing in either the Christian faith, Islam and/or traditional beliefs. He says, one of the cardinal principles underpinning these religions center on environmental stewardship, yet our actions often fall short of these teachings. Delivering a Public lecture Organized by the Graduate Students Association at the University of Ghana, under the theme: 'Transformational Leadership in Contemporary Ghana', Okyenhene posit that, transformational leaders are pass...
UGMC successfully performs 6 kidney transplants

UGMC successfully performs 6 kidney transplants

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The University of Ghana Medical Centre has announced the successful completion of its first six kidney surgeries. In a press statement on Sunday, the Centre said that under the leadership of a highly skilled and dedicated team of local and foreign medical staff, it “has so far conducted six kidney transplant surgeries with utmost precision, care, and expertise.” According to the head of Urology at UGMC, Dr. Emmanuel Asante, the procedures were performed seamlessly, showcasing the Centre’s capabilities in complex surgical interventions and post-operative care. The Chief Executive of UGMC, Dr. Kwame Anim Boamah, stated, “The successful completion of the first set of six kidney transplants underscores the Centre’s commitment to pushing boundaries, achieving medical excellence, and i...

Meet Jennifer Pokuaa Effah the first Ghanaian psychologist in Spain

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Jennifer Pokuaa Effah, a vibrant and dynamic member of the Church of Pentecost in the Barcelona Central, has recently made history by becoming the first psychologist of Ghanaian descent in Spain. Her academic journey led her to the University of Rovira and Virgili, where she studied psychology and achieved this significant milestone. In an interview with Janny Koomson, the host of Christian Trends an entertainment show on Pent TV, Jennifer shared her inspiring journey and the challenges she overcame to reach this remarkable achievement. Beyond her accomplishments in psychology, Jennifer is a multi-talented professional. She serves as a nurse assistant and health administrator, showcasing her dedication to the healthcare field. Additionally, she holds the position of Secretary for t...
Adults aged 25 and above constitute majority of HIV population – AIDS Commission

Adults aged 25 and above constitute majority of HIV population – AIDS Commission

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The Ghana AIDS Commission has raised concerns about the rising rate of new HIV infections and the demographics most affected in the country. The Commission underscored the urgent need for Ghana to implement strategies to achieve epidemic control. From 2013 to 2023, Ghana experienced a 9.0% increase in its HIV population, with projections indicating a further 6.8% increase by 2030. Despite a 14.8% reduction in new HIV infections, totaling 17,774 cases, the country also recorded 12,480 deaths due to AIDS, representing a 20.5% decrease in annual AIDS-related deaths from 2013 to 2023, with an anticipated further decline of 58.1% from 2023 to 2030. Currently, Ghana’s total HIV population stands at 334,095, with the highest number of cases in Accra, the Ashanti region, and the Easte...
Ghana recorded 17,774 new HIV infections in 2023

Ghana recorded 17,774 new HIV infections in 2023

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Data from the 2023 national and sub-national HIV and AIDS estimates and projections showed 17, 774 people- 6,457 males and 11, 317 females- became newly infected with HIV in that year.  The number comprises 4,869 youth between 15 and 24, 1,698 children under 15, 1,520 adolescents between 10 and 19, and 16,076 adults above 15.  Dr Kyeremeh Atuahene, Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission who disclosed this in Accra on Wednesday, said that the projection showed a 14.8 per cent decrease in new infections between 2013 and 2023  “The data indicates that Ghana has not been able to achieve its annual target of a 17 per cent reduction in new HIV infections in the last ten year,” he said.  Dr Atuahene said Ghana was expected to achieve a 41 per cent increase ...
Top doctor alarmed by weight-loss drug misuse

Top doctor alarmed by weight-loss drug misuse

Health & Wellbeing, International
NHS England's medical director says he is alarmed by reports that people are using weight-loss drugs as "a quick fix" to lose a few pounds and get "beach-body ready" this summer. Professor Stephen Powis said the side-effects of the drugs could be dangerous, and they needed to be used under medical supervision. Interest in Wegovy, for treating obesity, surged after studies suggested users could lose over 10% of their body weight. Drug treatments are now seen as an important tool in tackling obesity. Wegovy, a weight-loss injection, can be prescribed on the NHS in England to people at the top end of the obesity range through specialist weight management clinics. It contains the drug semaglutide, which makes people feel full and reduces their appetite. Another anti-obesity dru...
Apostle Dr Koranteng Sensitises School Proprietors On Child Health & Well-Being

Apostle Dr Koranteng Sensitises School Proprietors On Child Health & Well-Being

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Pent TV, Pentecost News
The Director of the Pentecost Hospital-Madina, Apostle Dr Edward Arkoh Koranteng, has sensitised proprietors of Christian private schools on the need to ensure child health and well-being in their schools. According to Dr Korangteng, proprietors and school managers are part of God’s plan in nurturing great destinies (children) for God’s glory. He disclosed that since every child’s glorious future and destiny revolves around sound health and well-being, there is the need for proprietors to place premium on it, saying, ‘Proprietors need to ensure that every child in their schools is fit holistically in terms of their social, mental and physical well-being.’ Apostle Dr Koranteng was speaking at the maiden Conference for Proprietors of Christian Private Schools organised by the Chil...
Zoomlion Partners GES To Launch ‘’Zero Waste’’ Agenda

Zoomlion Partners GES To Launch ‘’Zero Waste’’ Agenda

Education, Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Pent TV
 The Shai-Osudoku District Director of Education, Ms. Harriet Lomotey has called on all stakeholders to put their hands on deck to achieve the ‘’Zero Waste Agenda’’ in the country.   She said it was imperative to deliberate on achieving sustainable waste management through recycling all forms of waste thus ridding the country of filth. Speaking at an event to launch the ‘’Zero Waste Agenda’’ at Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, Ms. Lomotey indicated that there’s the need for Ghanaians to embrace the "ZERO WASTE" lifestyle which includes the 3Rs that is reduce, reuse, and recycle. ‘’As we move out and come in, we should be intentional in reducing the number of material products we throw away and we should rather incorporate one project...
Veteran Musician Diana Hopeson Calls for Eradication of Taboos on Menstruation

Veteran Musician Diana Hopeson Calls for Eradication of Taboos on Menstruation

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social, Pent TV
A veteran Ghanaian gospel artiste Diana Hopeson, formerly known as Diana Akiwumi, has called for the demystification of taboos surrounding menstruation in Ghana. Speaking at an Influential Conference organized by the non-profit organization As I Grow (AIG) at Benkum Senior High School on International Menstrual Hygiene Day, Diana Hopeson stressed on some cultural and social challenges faced by many adolescent girls and women due to prevailing myths and taboos about menstruation. These restrictions, according to her included not cooking, mingling, or leaving a secluded zone, as well as not sharing buckets and plates with others during their periods. Diana Hopeson, a former President of MUSIGA, emphasized that labeling menstruating girls as "unclean" damages their self-worth and i...
Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services in Ghana in Dire State Amidst Surge in Musculoskeletal Conditions

Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services in Ghana in Dire State Amidst Surge in Musculoskeletal Conditions

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Pent TV
The Orthopedic Association of Ghana has issued a dire warning regarding the state of orthopedic and rehabilitation services in the country's healthcare sector. Despite a rising prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions and disabilities, the Association notes that orthopedic and rehabilitation services are in a critical condition due to a shortage of certified orthopedic surgeons, outdated equipment, and inadequate logistics and facilities. Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide suffer from musculoskeletal conditions, which are the leading cause of disability globally with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability in 160 countries. Addressing a gathering at the 2024 Annual General Conference by...

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