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PEG Africa supports three rural communities in Volta Region

Three underprivileged communities in the Nkwanta South and Krachi East and West Districts of the Volta Region have benefited from PEG Africa’s lighting systems project. The communities Alokpatsa, Tokpo and Amewoyi are off the national grid, and this is negatively affecting the socio-economic livelihood of the people. The project which benefited the communities’ basic schools and health centres, were solely funded by ...

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First Lady attends OAFLA Assembly in Ethiopia

The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Sunday joined her colleague First Ladies, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the 20th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies (OAFLA) in a closed session to endorse a communiqué that enjoins African countries to do more to reduce HIV and AIDS in Africa. The meeting that follows an open session ...

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AIDS Commission dismisses claims of herbal cure for HIV

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has said there is still no known cure or vaccine for HIV and AIDS currently. The Commission has, therefore, advised persons living with HIV (PLHIV) to stick strictly to the Anti-Retroviral medication to stay healthy. The Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Mokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi, who refuted the claims of a herbal cure ...

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Queen mothers urged to fight HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy

The Paramount Queen Mother of Ningo, has asked queen mothers and opinion leaders to join in the fight to dissuade teenage girls from indulging in sexual impropriety. “I want to use this medium to appeal to the queen mothers and opinion leaders; we should get involve; we should educate our girls; the girls are our future. If we are not ...

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Mfantseman: Faith-based healers blamed for rising HIV, TB cases

Faith-based healers at Biriwa in the Mfantsiman Municipality of the Central Region have been criticized for impeding attempts to minimize the rising rate of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis B in the community. They have been accused of, among other impediments, keeping in their prayer camps and shrines people suffering from the diseases and denying them of or delaying their access to ...

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Stop stigmatisation against HIV patients – SEND-Ghana

The Programme Officer of SEND-Ghana, Harriet Nuamah-Agyemang, has called on the public to stop the stigmatization and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. She said if community members do not change their attitude towards such persons, all the efforts aimed at improving their lives would be a farce. Mrs Nuamah-Agyemang, made the call at a workshop organised by SEND-Ghana for ...

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AIDS deaths halve as more get drugs

Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows. The condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million last year. It said the ...

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Over 5000 HIV cases recorded in Upper West Region

A total of 5051 persons is confirmed to be infected with HIV virus in the Upper West region. 2453 of the number are on treatment in various health facilities in the region whilst 63 of them died of the disease as at December last year. Yakubu Dramani, Upper West Regional Technical Coordinator for the Ghana Aids Commission revealed this at ...

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HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy ...

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Herbal medicine can’t cure HIV/AIDS – Commission

Dr. Angela El-Adas, Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has stated that the Commission did not have the financial capacity to conduct experiment on drugs that would permanently cure HIV and AIDS. She noted that though various quarters within the traditional and religious circles had proclaimed one cure or the other for the epidemic, these claims could not be ...

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