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State of Chronic Kidney Disease in Ghana as we Celebrate World Kidney Day 2020

  • April 1, 2020
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Dr. Elliot Koranteng Tannor1 Senior Specialist Physician/Nephrologist – Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana World Kidney Day is a day set aside every year to create awareness on the impact of kidney disease globally. This has become necessary as a result of the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) globally, in Africa and in […]

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019(COVID-19)-PREPAREDNESS OF AFRICA

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019(COVID-19) : PREPAREDNESS OF AFRICA

  • February 14, 2020
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DOI: 10.31191/afrijcmr.v4i1.55  Obed Ofori Nyarko, Yasmine O. I. Hardy, Gilda Opoku and Saabea Owusu Konadu INTRODUCTION In the last quarter of 2019, there were several reported cases of severe lower respiratory tract disease of unknown aetiology in the Wuhan, Hubei province of China. In the first week of 2020, a previously unknown betacoronavirus was isolated […]

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Family And Diabetes; Why You Need To Know Your Blood Sugar

Family And Diabetes; Why You Need To Know Your Blood Sugar

  • November 14, 2019
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By: Obed Ofori Nyarko, Elliot Koranteng Tannor, Saabea Owusu Konadu and Gilda Opoku Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of disability and death in both rural and urban areas in Ghana(1). It is a chronic condition characterized by an absolute or relative deficiency of insulin leading to elevated blood sugar levels(2). As a non-communicable disease […]

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World Mental Health Day

  • October 10, 2019
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By: Nana Ama Walker, Obed Ofori Nyarko The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not just the absence of disease (WHO, 1984) which implies that being healthy doesn’t only mean physical health. Also, the WHO defines mental health as a state in which an […]

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Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World

  • March 24, 2018
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World TB Day 2018 is on the theme “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World” . This is to mobilise both political and social commitment to end TB. The African Journal of Current Medical Research (AfriJCMR) stands, using its platform to speak and engage the public towards a TB-free world. Dr Robert Koch discovered the causative bacterium of […]

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International Women's Day 2018

Dr Mrs Gyikua Plange-Rhule’s Views on The International Women’s Day 2018

  • March 8, 2018
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By: Gilda Opoku, Saabea Owusu Konadu, Obed Ofori Nyarko International Women’s Day(IWD) is a global day for celebrating the achievements of women. World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap report tells us that gender parity is over 200 years away but we are not discouraged because women are making positive gains and progress every day IWD […]

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Global 90-90-90 HIV strategy: Ghana’s Campaign

  • December 2, 2017
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2016 worldwide estimates indicate that there were 36.7 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) out of which 1.8 million were newly infected. Only 53% of the PLHIV were receiving treatment globally. An estimated 1.0 million deaths was also recorded from HIV related events in the year. The WHO African Region is the greatest affected holding about two-thirds of PLHIV […]

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Childhood

Statement from the Ghana Childhood Cancer Network in collaboration with the Paediatric Society of Ghana for the childhood cancer awareness month of September 2017

  • September 26, 2017
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Mr Tumi senses something is not right with his beautiful 5-year-old daughter, Tumiwaa. Yes, she picked up the usual cold from school a few weeks ago but now, she spends too much time in bed, appears pale and has not played outside for the past three days. The high temperatures have been ongoing for over […]

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rotavirus

Rotavirus ‘game changer’ vaccine

  • March 23, 2017
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Rotavirus diarrhoeal deaths in 2013  in the African Region was 56% of the global numbers. In the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa region, it is reported that 12% of deaths in children under five years was due to diarrhoea in 2010. Out of all diarrhoea deaths in under fives in this area in 2014, 30% […]

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