Participants of the popular “Di Asa” show in competition.
Obese persons are regularly associated with laziness and inactivity in Ghanaian society.
Pox virus illustration.
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Nigeria must step up its preparedness for monkeypox.
Medicinal plants and the associated indigenous knowledge could offer alternatives for women who lack access to modern contraceptives.
If you cannot communicate a concept clearly, then you don’t understand it well enough yourself.
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The MPLA is using all instruments at its disposal to hobble a new united opposition front ahead of the Angola election.
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At this stage of the pandemic complacency is likely to lead to an increase in cases, hospitalisation, morbidity and mortality.
Indcued abortion is common among Nigerian women.
Abortions are more often self-induced by women with drugs and dangerous substances in Nigeria due to restrictive abortion laws.
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Repeated resurgences of SARS-CoV-2 transmission are expected in the years to come.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
Social media can be used to share important information in times of crisis.
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Social media platforms can be used to share critically important information about disaster management.
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., in January 2022. The pandemic exposed the flaws in Canada’s struggling health-care system, and offers a chance for Canada to reform it if the country’s premiers step up.
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The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a unique opportunity to rethink and reform public health care in Canada. That’s why premiers’ demands for more unconditional health-care dollars are so misguided.
The Washington National Cathedral hosted a public vaccination event in March 2021 to help demonstrate trust by faith leaders of all denominations in the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Two political scientists in their study in South Dakota found people trusted medical professionals the least when it came to public health messages.
Public health remains the Cinderella of services when it comes to health budgets. But the pandemic has shown why New Zealand urgently needs a better investment approach.
Policies to stop the spread of COVID disadvantaged mothers and newborns.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
Access to clean water is essential in preventing a number of infections.
Evidence suggests that involving marginalised communities in setting priorities and designing collective action can lead to improved health outcomes.
Before the COVID pandemic, efforts to address the challenge of limited vaccine production on the continent yielded little success.
Mobile health interventions offer convenience, confidentiality, and privacy.
Mobile health or mHealth is an appealing way to reach adolescents because it offers opportunities to deliver and monitor health interventions at a much lower cost.
Nearly three-quarters of all patients in the study were taking at least one antibiotic. This is high and could indicate overuse.
Access to safe abortion is recognised as a human right.
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It is likely that countries may use the US abortion ban to further restrict abortion access for fear of losing health funding.
A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally in support of abortion rights on May 3, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
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For countries that look to the US for guidance and for funding, the consequences will go beyond abortion.