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“Over 90% of Ghanaian kidney failure patients who should receive dialysis are not getting it”

“Over 90% of Ghanaian kidney failure patients who should receive dialysis are not getting it”

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Over 90% of Ghanaian kidney failure patients who desperately need dialysis are being denied access to this life-saving treatment. This is according to a yet to be published study titled "Fifty years of haemodialysis in Ghana - current status, utilization, and cost of dialysis services". This study authored by Dr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor and his dedicated team of caregivers has unveiled statistics that expose the harsh reality of the situation. The report reveals alarming figures. In Ghana, the overall dialysis prevalence is just 38.8 patients per million population. To put it simply, only 38.8 out of every 1 million Ghanaians are receiving dialysis treatment. This prevalence rate falls far below not just the African average (79 per million) but also the global average (296 per mi...
Over 4k Ghanaians studying in US

Over 4k Ghanaians studying in US

Education, Ghana News, International
The U.S. Embassy has reemphasised its commitment to supporting many West African youth to realise their dreams of furthering their education in world-class colleges/universities in the United States. In a maiden Education Fair held in Kumasi, the embassy through its educational consult, EducationUSA, hosted nearly 30 U.S. universities and colleges to provide academic solutions to students. The move is to increase the admission of qualified Ghanaian students into US-based schools. The 2022 Open Doors Report confirmed that 4,916 Ghanaians studied at U.S. colleges and universities, across all 50 States during the 2021-22 academic year. This represents a 16% increase over the previous year and continues the long-term growth trend among Ghanaian students. Speaking at the Col...
Some Ghanaian preachers have turned prophecies into nuisance – Rev. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

Some Ghanaian preachers have turned prophecies into nuisance – Rev. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu

Ghana News
The President of the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu has said that some Ghanaian pastors have turned prophecies into nuisance even though prophecy itself is biblical. According to him, there are pastors who prophesy according to their stomachs, adding they say what they know nothing about which has turned prophecies into a source of annoyance. Speaking in an interview on JoyNews’ The Pulse on Monday, January 2, he said, as an optimistic Christian, he believes God wants excellent things for the country and the individuals in it. “Well, prophecy itself is biblical and there are people who are gifted in the area of prophecies. Just that some Ghanaian preachers have turned prophecies into a nuisance by just saying things they know nothing about,” ...
NSMQ’s Francisca starts Harvard University Pre-med after rejecting Cornell, Stanford and NYU

NSMQ’s Francisca starts Harvard University Pre-med after rejecting Cornell, Stanford and NYU

Africa News, Ghana News, International, Pentecost News
The 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) poster girl, Francisca Lamini, has started her pre-med programme at Harvard University in the US. The former student of Keta Senior High School (KETASCO) seems very excited about her prospects as she shared her feeling in a Facebook post.  She formed part of the KETASCO team that made history when they qualified for the finals of the NSMQ that year during which she caught the public eye. Recounting the sequence of events after she left Ghana on August 16, the scholar explained that she has learnt so much already. According to the freshman, she “was pleasantly surprised when I got admission to four international colleges; Harvard University, Cornell University, Stanford University, and New York University (Abu Dhabi), all...
Ghanaians urged to use disposable handkerchief

Ghanaians urged to use disposable handkerchief

Ghana News
The Marketing Director of Delta Paper Mill Limited, Barbara Incoom, has called on the public to embrace the use of disposable handkerchiefs instead of the traditional cloth handkerchief. She explained that the change was significant during post COVID-19 era as the country was making efforts to minimise the spread of disease-causing germs and bacteria. “I understand change takes time, but it’s the best option we face as a people today. Ghanaians need to switch from the traditional cloth handkerchief to the more hygiene-proven paper disposable handkerchief. I also understand the use of tissues wasn’t a dominant part of us until COVID-19 came around but it aided efforts to control the COVID-19 situation in the country, and it’s one thing we must continue with,” she stressed. Premium...
Ghanaian chemist makes headway in HIV cure

Ghanaian chemist makes headway in HIV cure

Africa News, Ghana News
A breakthrough research in drug composition for a more effective treatment of HIV has been made. The research which was done within six years found new targets in the HIV virus that drugs can be developed in the treatment of the disease. The research was undertaken by a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, Dr Jerry Joe Harrison.According to him, drugs targets specific proteins in the virus “and this is one that we never knew, and now that we know we can use it to develop more effective drugs against HIV”. Interview In an interview with the Daily Graphic after a public engagement on the topic “Chasing an enigma: Unmasking the mystery on HIV polyproteins for potential drug development” organised by the School of Physical and Math...
Fully vaccinated travellers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from country of embarkation – Akufo-Addo

Fully vaccinated travellers into Ghana will not take PCR tests from country of embarkation – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News, International
From Monday, March 28, fully vaccinated travellers into the country will not take PCR tests from the country of embarkation to allow them entry into the country through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). President Akufo-Addo who announce this during his 28th national address on measures to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic said these visitors will not be tested on arrival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5UDF2BlzM “Citizens and foreign residents in Ghana, who are not fully vaccinated, would, however, need to provide a negative PCR test result of not more than 48-hours, will undergo an antigen test upon arrival at KIA, and will be offered vaccination there. “Ghana’s Foreign Missions have been instructed to make vaccination a requirement for visa acquisition,” he added. ...
SIM Registration: Do Not Dally, July 31st Is Final Deadline! – Ursula Cautions

SIM Registration: Do Not Dally, July 31st Is Final Deadline! – Ursula Cautions

Ghana News
Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has appealed to all Ghanaians to register their SIM cards by the extended deadline provided by the Ministry. The SIM re-registration, which began in October last year, was supposed to end this March but the Ministry of Communications in consultation with the Telecom service providers has extended the deadline to July 31st. A statement issued by the Minister read that ''as at 17th March, 14,091,542 SIM Cards have been linked to the Ghana Card, 10,348,532 Bio-Captures conducted and 99,445 New SIMs registered. Due to a number of factors including the fact that over 7.5 million citizens and residents are yet to obtain Ghana Cards to enable them register their SIM cards, it is clear that the deadline for completion of the re...

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