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from or mentioning Ghana, West Africa

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Handwashing campaign targets a billion people worldwide

Unilever and the UK government are funding an information campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of washing hands with soap regularly and disinfecting surfaces. This will include TV, radio, pr...

28 Mar | Handwashing | International

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

Research reveals how dengue fever virus infects living cells

Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects up to 100 million people each year. People bitten by an infected mosquito first develop a fever, followed by other symptoms such as joint pain, rash ...

12 Oct '10 | Dengue Fever | USA

US Plans to assist with improvements of medical education in Africa

Eleven programmatic awards, largely funded by PEPFAR, will expand and enhance medical education and research training in the field of HIV/AIDS. Eight smaller non-HIV/AIDS awards, funded by the NIH ...

07 Oct '10 | Education | Africa

Global use of rotavirus vaccines recommended

WHO has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths ...

05 Jun '09 | Rotavirus | International

Polio immunisation campaign launched in West Africa

53 million children under 5 yrs are expected to be reached across 8 West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The initiative involves 8 countries, namely Benin, Burkina F...

27 Feb '09 | Polio | West Africa

International Inspiration to realise global vision for London 2012

International Inspiration is a partnership to create lasting opportunities for children and young people in schools and communities across the world, particularly in developing countries, through t...

26 Nov '08 | Olympic Sports | London

African countries to introduce new meningitis vaccine

The meningitis prevention and control strategy was reviewed and endorsed by WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in April 2008 and by the GAVI Alliance Board in June 2008.

04 Sep '08 | Africa

2.5 billion live with poor sanitation facilities

Worldwide, the number of people who lack access to an improved drinking water source (protected from faecal and chemical contamination) has fallen below one billion for the first time since data we...

17 Jul '08 | Sanitation | International

Massive international effort stops polio epidemic across 10 west and central African countries

Public health experts have confirmed that a polio epidemic in ten countries in west and central Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea,...

11 Nov '05 | Polio | Africa

Ghanaian herbalist advocates development of natural treatments / cure for HIV/AIDS

A Ghanaian herbalist has challenged the assumption that orthodox medicine and not plant medicine is the right mode of seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS. Mr Agyapong is a renowned herbalist, who is alread...

29 Jul '05 | Ghana

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