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What to know when reporting on the delta variant

What to know when reporting on the delta variant

The global fight against COVID-19 is far from over. As the pandemic continues, the delta variant presents a new wave of challenges and further emphasizes the importance of redoubling efforts to combat the virus. If you are reporting on this more contagious variant’s impact on people around the world, Peter van Heusden, a bioinformatician at the South …

Some 5,522 tested positive for malaria in Adaklu up June

Out of 13,237 people who were tested for suspected malaria cases in the Adaklu district between January and June, this year, 5,522 tested positive. During the same period in 2020, 8,721 people were tested and 3,490 tested positive. Mr. Robert Bedie, Adaklu District Malaria Focal Person disclosed this at a one-day Malaria Community Sensitization Intervention …

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Players in the health sector are being urged to adopt technology in sourcing medication directly from manufacturers. This is one of the means to deal with counterfeit and substandard drugs, which is killing thousands in Africa. Managing Director of mPharma-Ghana, Emmanuel Agyei, said vigilance of professionals in the sector and adoption of modern tools are …

ARHR calls for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions

ARHR calls for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), has called for the submission of abstracts on malaria research and interventions to be presented at the up-coming Malaria Research Conference to be held in September 2021. In a statement issued in Accra, the Alliance requested that the abstracts from research and academic institutions, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), …

Mothers in Keta municipality not consistent in taking children for malaria vaccination – Health Director

Malaria vaccination in Keta municipality has seen much progress in the past months but not without difficulties. In an interview with the Keta Municipal Health Director, Emmanuel Toruka Kona the main problem has been challenges in maintaining the corhort they started with. According to Mr Kona, some of them who started with vaccination at some point had to travel, making it difficult …

Ghana, others celebrate China’s malaria feat

Ghana, others celebrate China’s malaria feat

The Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Dr Keziah Malm, has lauded China for eliminating malaria from that country. She said Ghana was also on course to eliminate the disease, hopefully by 2030. Dr Malm, who was responding to questions posed by the Daily Graphic on how Ghana was faring at efforts …