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First Lady inaugurates CHPS compound at Nyanshegu

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo has inaugurated a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Nyanshegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. The ultra-modern health facility was funded by the her initiative, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation and its partners. In addition, the Foundation organized a free health screening exercise and catered for the needs of persons living ...

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Thumbay group of Dubai calls on the first lady

The Thumbay Group of Dubai led by Thumbay Moideen, has paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with Ghana’s Ministries of Health and Education for the establishment of a Medical University and Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region. Dr. Vinod Abraham indicated that, the US$ 600 ...

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First Lady to commission new Maternity Unit at KATH today

The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo will today [Friday] January 19, 2018 commission the new Maternity Unit as well as a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region The building, which cost some GHc10 million generated from public fundraising and donations, is expected to help reduce congestion and current deaths ...

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First Lady launches ‘Girls Can Code Project Ghana’

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched the “Girls Can Code Project Ghana” at the Advance Information Technology Institute, Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in Accra. The project, which will see to the training of some three hundred girls between the ages of 11-14 from ten junior high schools across the country, also seeks to develop the interest of young ...

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First Lady donates to children’s hospital, parties with patients

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has pledged the support of her Foundation towards improved health for women and children in the country. According to the First Lady, although much has been done to reduce the plight of women and children suffering from diseases, a lot more can be done. Speaking at a donation exercise at the Princess Marie Louis children’s hospital ...

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First Lady secures Chinese exchange programme for Ghanaian pupils

The Rebecca Foundation has agreed with Licang District Experimental School in Qingdao, China, to have an exchange programme between Ghanaian and Chinese school kids starting in 2018. The programme, which seeks to deepen cultural, academic and sports ties between pupils of the two countries, will see 10 pupils from the school visiting Ghana, whiles 10 pupils from Ghana also visit ...

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First Lady to speak at Executive Women Network conference

The first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo will chair and speak at the Executive Women Network Annual conference scheduled for 20th October 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. She confirmed her participation when Members of EWN, a non-profit organisation of  women in senior management and executive positions in private organisations and women entrepreneurs, paid a courtesy call on her ahead  of the ...

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There’s hope for breast cancer victims – First Lady

As the country commences activities to mark world breast cancer awareness month, Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged women to get regular screening so as to avoid late detection of the disease. This, according to her, will help increase the survival rate of victims in the country. Globally, Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women, and the second leading ...

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First Lady urges support to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

The First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the full support and participation of men in addressing the problem of mother-to-child HIV transmission as well as breast cancer in Ghana. Speaking at the launch of the National Acceleration Plan for Pediatric HIV Services at Ho in the Volta Region, Mrs Akufo-Addo said that though issues of prevention of mother-to-child ...

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Give women five months maternity leave – Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the extension of maternity leave from the current three months to five months. This according to her is in line with provisions of the International Labour Organization’s Maternity Protection Convention which Ghana is a signatory to. She made the call among some five points she proposed to promote effective and exclusive ...

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