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Sustaining the mental health agenda in Ghana

Sustaining the mental health agenda in Ghana

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Ghana has over 2.3 million people living with various mental health conditions, yet mental health care remains a challenge, with a 98% treatment gap. Since 2022, the country has been implementing the Director General’s Special Initiative for Mental Health (DG-SIMH) in four regions to address the gaps and strengthen the standard of mental health and well-being. The five-year initiative supported by the Government of Norway and USAID seeks to get 100 million more people to access quality and affordable mental health services in 12 countries around the world, including Ghana. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is enhancing the capacity of the implementing regions and partners to ensure the sustainability of the initiative and other inventions even after the implementation period....
Climate Change Fueling Disease In Africa – WHO

Climate Change Fueling Disease In Africa – WHO

International, World News
Non-communicable diseases, or diseases that are not transmitted directly from one person to another, are said to be on the rise in Africa as climate change continues to pose a big threat to health in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.Increasing temperatures mean mosquitos spread diseases further and faster than ever before, with serious consequences for African countries.Deaths due to malaria in Africa now account for over half of all malaria deaths worldwide.With fossil fuels responsible for most of the harmful emissions that are linked to acute and chronic sickness, the WHO has called for sensible steps to curb their use.“During the past two decades, most public health events have been climate-related, whether they were vector- or water-borne, transmitted from a...

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