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Overcrowding Prisons

Government tasked to set targets aimed at reducing prison population

Mr Edmund Amarkwei Foley, a human rights activist, has urged the Government to set national targets to reduce the number of people in jail. He...
HIV

Project Aimed at Reducing HIV Stigma and Discrimination Launched

The Ghana–West Africa Programme to Combat Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (WAPCAS) has launched the Human Rights Intervention project to help...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS Makes Varied Progress in Reducing TB Deaths Among People with HIV

Five countries have already met and 18 more are on track to meet the UN target of reducing tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living...
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Oppong Nkrumah Says Government is Committed to Reducing Road Accidents

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, says it is Government’s major priority to reduce the carnage on the roads through reviewing the road...
some road safety agencies along the Tema Motorway

Road Safety lobby for drivers and passengers support

The Acting Regional Head of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Madam Akua Ansah Cobbinah, has called on both pedestrians and drivers to observe...

Kwahu Traditional Council adapt customary approach to reducing bush fires

The Kwahu Traditional Council (KTC) has planned to enforce traditional practices to deal with hunters who set peoples farms ablaze in the name of...

Engaging Men; A Path To Reducing Maternal Mortality Rates In Ghana

Men usually shy away from participating in maternal and child related activities because they feel it is an issue that concern only women. Meanwhile...
Maternal health

Model Mothers and Volunteers join the wagon in reducing maternal and infant mortality in...

“Before the intervention, many of us delivered at homes leading to birth complications. But now it is not so. Many of us through the...
teenage pregnancy

‘Agona West is Determined to Curb Teenage Pregnancy’

The Agona West Municipal Assembly has taken a number of measures to curb the increasing number of teenage pregnancy cases among school girls in...
poverty

IFAD President Visit to India Seeks to Tackle Poverty Reduction

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), arrives in India today to meet with key government partners. The trip...
Hunger Report

Global Hunger Index Shows An Irregular Improvement

· Report Rates Hunger “Serious”, “Alarming” or “Extremely Alarming” in 52 countries · ...

Ghana’s child mortality drops in four regions

A new learning approach introduced into Ghana is saving the lives of newborn babies in four regions of the country, a study said on...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar mulls reducing rice importation

Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago is set to invest more in irrigation infrastructures for the Indian Ocean Islands to reduce importation of rice. ...
Guinea Worm

Ghana Chalks Success In Fight Against NTDs

Ghana has been described as one of the countries in Africa that has successfully eradicated Guinea worm and Trachomaas, which are part of the...
nuclear

Pakistan, India agree to extend accord on reducing nuclear risk

Pakistan and India have agreed to extend their bilateral agreement on Reducing the Risk from Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons for the next five...

African Heads Of States Endorse Addis Declaration on Immunisation

Heads of State from across Africa have endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunisation (ADI), a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in...

Fisheries Ministry Take Steps to Cut Ghana’s Fish Supply Deficit

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has outlined plans by her outfit to regulate the operations of artisanal fishers in reducing the...

Hassan Tampuli Prioritize Reducing Sulphur Content for Diesel

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli has vowed to review the standards of sulphur content in fuel imported...

Hassan Tampuli Prioritize Reducing Sulphur Content for Diesel

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli has vowed to review the standards of sulphur content in fuel imported...

Our Plan On Reducing Taxes Not Regressive – Ofori-Atta

President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the Minister for Finance position, Ken Ofori-Atta, has dismissed suggestions that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s plans to review...

MMDAs Must Begin to Raise Their Own Funds – IFS

Government has been impressed upon to adopt fiscal decentralization policies and reduce the stress on the national budget.Proponents of this policy believe the overdependence...

We Need More Time in Reducing Taxes – Ken Ofori Atta

Finance Minister Nominee, Ken Ofori Atta has told Citi Business News government will have to undertake a careful analysis of its tax cuts promise...
Child Abuse

The State Of Child Abuse Cases In Ghana

The trend in defilement and other rape cases reported shows that the victims brought up in burgeoning slums are more vulnerable. In these areas,...
HIV

Ghana passes a new law aimed at reducing HIV infections

The bill, when assented to by President John Dramani Mahama, will empower the Commission to formulate policies on the HIV and AIDS epidemic, direct...

Ghana makes strides in lowering deaths from infectious diseases

while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries Ghanaians are living longer lives than they were 25 years...
crs-workshop

EPPICS projects reduces high rates of maternal mortality

Through the project, maternal mortality rate had decreased from 275/100,000 live births to 57/100,000 live births. Still birth rate had also declined from 2.8/1,000 live...
AfricaThriving and Ecobank model schools

AfricaThriving and Ecobank Foundation establish model schools

The model school project, to be cited at underprivileged communities to transform thousands of lives, is to help build impactful relationship among the school,...
Pharmaceutical

Kenya urges pharmaceutical firms to cut cost of medicines

Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary, Cleopa Mailu, urged the players in the pharmaceutical industry to come up with ways that would ensure that the...

Importers Disobey Calls to Cut Down Imports

Spare parts dealers in the country have rejected calls for a cut down in the importation of their goods. The demands for more dollars...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

FAO stepping up efforts to curb Zika spread

"FAO, with its resources and expertise, is ready to do its part in addressing this emergency which continues to evolve," FAO chief Jose Graziano...