All Blog Posts Tagged 'UN' (11)

The Fate of Children With Special Needs in Northern Ghana

These children in Northern Ghana do not attend school. Photo: Npong Francis/Thinkbrigade.com

“Why leave such a child to grow into the world of suffering and pain since the society has no supporting facilities to…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on May 17, 2013 at 13:02 — No Comments

Ghana Elections: Opposition Attacks Journalists

Ghana though considered as champion of democracy in Africa, the 2012 general elections recorded unthinkable events that ought not to have happened at all.

The elections processes were peaceful, transparent, fair and free though, but some journalists who reported on the elections processes and kept awake throughout the two days of voting were unfortunately subjected to abuses by the supporters of the largest opposition political party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Akufo…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on December 16, 2012 at 10:37 — No Comments

Human Writers: Disability crimes in Ghana

This is the latest from the Human Writers initiative (featured recently in an EJC Bulletin), bringing original voices straight from the global neighbourhood direct to you, for free, no filter, no commercials, no corporate agenda, no BS.

 
This article on the harrowing situation for children with disabilities in Ghana thanks to Human Writer, Albert Oppong-Ansah.
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Added by James Rose on September 10, 2012 at 8:34 — No Comments

UN agencies in Ghana assess former Guinea worm endemic community

Francis Npong, Tampion, N/R

Tampion is the fourth largest community in the Savelugu/Nanton District, lies to the east of Nanton approximately 12 kilometers from the Savelugu, the district capital with an annual…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on March 1, 2012 at 12:12 — No Comments

Does Nudity in Media Constitute Abuse of Human Rights and Dignity?

We have all had the experience of reading newspapers, watching television programmes or surfing the internet and being deeply moved by some of the fantasies or horrors we read about or see. Yes we even go ahead to adopt and practice them sometimes the ones that…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 11, 2012 at 22:41 — 3 Comments

Tamale Teaching Hospital records 11 deliveries to mark World Population Day

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) recorded 11 births in the early hours of Monday, October 31, 2011 as the world’s population is expected to hit the seven billion figure today.

Six male and five female babies were born through normal deliveries without any complications, Dr Patrick Adike, House Officer at the TTH told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Tamale on Monday.

He said the trend of population growth yearly at the hospital increased from 7, 000 in 2010 to…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on October 31, 2011 at 20:05 — 2 Comments

Sitigmatisation and misconception remain major threats for fighting HIV/AIDS

Albert Oppong Ansah

Human Immune Virus (HIV) related stigma, discrimination and misconception continue to manifest in every aspect of the society creating major barriers to fighting HIV/AIDS, Mr Charles Kwadwo Oppong, Programmes Manager of Ghana Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP+) has observed.

However, he said, visibility and openness about AIDS were the prerequisites for the successful mobilization of communities and individuals to responds to the…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 27, 2011 at 21:13 — No Comments

Move fast to save South West Somalia

Major donors especially USA and UN must move fast and save the situation in South West Somalia where residents are facing food and water crisis. Without the quick intervention of international community, the situation is turning from worse to worst. My visit to the region yesterday found that NGO like International Community Empowerment and Pastoralists Education Programme (ICE-PEP) are doing a lot in the region , but is overwhelmed by the dire humanitarian situation.

Added by GEORGE OKORE on August 12, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments

Donors asked to rescue neglected South West Somalia region



The international community has been challenged to provide food and other relief supplies to region of South West Somalia, which has been neglected despite the dire humanitarian situation there.

Speaking in Nairobi, the chairman of Peace and Development and Research Engineer Salah Shek Osman appealed to donors and relief agencies to assist South West Somalis, currently experiencing the worst drought in recent memory. He asked donor agencies to move fast and…

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Added by GEORGE OKORE on August 12, 2011 at 9:03 — No Comments

Compromising on climate: How far do you go?

I've just come back from a short media briefing by the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres. The climate secretariat's headquarters is just next to our building, so it was not a problem for me to walk over and be back in half an hour. I'd love to be able to say the room was full. There were a handful of us, although no doubt there will have been some others following online.(But I didn't hear questions from the big players I've heard in previous briefings either).

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Added by Irene Quaile on November 15, 2010 at 16:19 — 1 Comment

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