Category: Lifestyle

Five-year child marriage eradication project launched

A Dutch Government funded five-year project aimed at eradicating child marriage has been launched on Koforidua in the Eastern Region. Dubbed ‘Her Choice Project,’ the project is being implemented in 14 centres in the Eastern and Central regions under the auspices of the Hunger Project – Ghana. Giving highlights of the project at a workshop in Koforidu, the Coordinator, Ms Patricia Osei Amponsah, said the project would invest in the knowledge, skills and participation abilities of people in the beneficiary communities, adding that more women would be trained in alternative livelihood income sources such as gari and oil palm...

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Take Advantage Of The Third-Tier Pension Scheme – CEO National Pension Regulatory Authority Advised Informal Sector Workers

The Chief Executive Officer for the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko has advised workers in the informal sector to take advantage of the third tier pension scheme meant to cater for them at old age. This, he said will help them live better lives at old age without total dependence on family relations. Mr. Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko gave the advice when addressing participants at a one day sensitization forum organized by the National Pension Regulatory Authorities in Tamale. The forum which was meant to educate the general public the benefits and importance of the...

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Elephants almost never get cancer: Why?

“Anti-aging medicine is not about stretching out the last years of life. It’s about stretching out the middle years of life… and actually compressing those last year’s few years of life so that diseases of aging happen very, very late in the life cycle, just before death, or don’t happen at all.” — Dr. Klatz. One  interesting write ups on this I chanced was written by Caitlin A. Nichols is a Ph.D. candidate in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard University and also Why some animals live for centuries and don’t get cancer by  David Warmflash |...

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Over 300,000 children under five died from diarrhoeal diseases linked to limited access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2015 – UNICEF

Simple act of hand washing with soap could save thousands of lives With cholera spreading fast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, and with a new outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, UNICEF urges children, families and communities to make washing hands with soap a habit to help prevent the spread of diseases. On the occasion of Global Hand washing Day, celebrated every year on 15 October, UNICEF says that, in 2015, more than 300,000 children under the age of five died globally from diarrhoeal infections linked to poor access to safe drinking water and sanitation – a rate of more than 800...

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First Lady donates to Asamankese Government Hospital

The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has stated that a special focus on empowering girls and women will not only lead to the development of the country, but also the global sustainable development goals. According to her, when women are educated and financially independent, they are able to contribute to the development of the country. The First Lady made the observation when she paid a working visit to Asamankese where she also presented medical supplies and equipment to the Asamankese Government Hospital in the Eastern Region. She said education is one of the most important means of empowering women...

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