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United States, Korea and Japan enter historic partnership to improve primary health care in Ghana

United States, Korea and Japan enter historic partnership to improve primary health care in Ghana

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The Ambassadors of the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea to Ghana, have announced a historic partnership. This was at an event hosted by Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu on Tuesday, July 25. This agreement between the three countries supports Ghana’s goal of Universal Health Coverage. The three countries’ shared commitment will improve primary health care and strengthen global health security defences in Ghana against current and future pandemic threats – at a time when the world is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic but with many countries experiencing backsliding in some essential health services.  The agreement signed today will help align individual countries’ efforts, allowing each to focus on comparative strengths in support of Ghana’s public health ...
Japan makes online insults punishable by 1 year in jail

Japan makes online insults punishable by 1 year in jail

International, World News
Japan has made online insults punishable by up to a year in prison in an effort to reduce cyberbullying after the death of a reality television star who had faced a wave of online abuse. Previously, the maximum penalty for the crime of “insultation” was less than 30 days’ detention or a fine of less than 10,000 yen ($75). The amendment to Japan’s penal code, which lawmakers passed Monday and is set to take effect this summer, introduces the prison term and increases the maximum fine to 300,000 yen. The statute of limitations on prosecution was also increased to three years from one. Though the law also covers insults made offline, those are less likely to be subject to the tougher penalties because they are disseminated to fewer people, said Ryuichi Nozaki, a senior partner at th...

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