All articles in 'Health'


HIV/AIDS Statistics: Misleading?

You wake up one morning to news that 50 people have died in a road accident. Later in the day, it is...

11th July 2006
DDT Takes Center Stage Again

DDT is no “silver bullet,” nor is it appropriate in all places or cases. However, it is a critical e...

18th September 2006
DDT: Peoples Lives Come First!

It is time for all of us to work together. Take advantage of these new opportunities, weapons and al...

26th September 2006
DDT: Hippocratic Oath Turned Hypocritical?

It’s bad enough when PAN uses myths, scare tactics and outright lies to pressure African governments...

10th October 2006
Getting Neglected Diseases on the Map

Politicians ought to give sick people a break! If Africans diverted from investing in politics to pr...

23rd May 2006
Teething Problems in Africa’s Healthcare

It is estimated that England will need 25 000 doctors and 250 000 nurses more than it did in 1997 by...

23rd May 2006
Embryonic Stem Cell Hucksters Exploit Paralysis

There have been many claims of improvements for quadriplegics using adult stem cells - those found t...

24th April 2006
Africa Malaria Day: Heavyweights now Embrace DDT

For too long, the European Union, environmental groups and healthcare agencies let horribly misguide...

18th April 2006
Sickness Plagues the Health Sector

Whether insurance systems are involved or not, hospitals and doctors may have financial incentives t...

11th April 2006
Hope for the Epileptic

Unfortunately, not every epileptic reacts well to medicine. In 25% to 40% of patients, medications d...

28th March 2006
Ice Cubes to Cure Malaria!

Initiating a community development programme in a sick community is like throwing seeds on the road...

28th March 2006
Rachel…Still Crying for Her Children

No other insecticide, and no bed net – at any price – works as well as DDT. Sprayed in small quantit...

14th March 2006
WB: The Merchant of Death

If a corporation performed the way the World Bank has on malaria control, its managers would be sack...

7th March 2006
Traditional Medicine Should not be Demonised

Traditional medicine, of which 80 per cent of Ghanaians access, should be integrated into the health...

8th May 2007
Restoring Diminishing African Food

Unwholesome ingredients for food pose great danger to Ghanaians' health. Ghanaians have been blinded...

26th June 2007
AU Must Address Africa's Health Crisis

Even taking into account the poaching of African health workers by developed countries to subsidise...

30th June 2008
Aids Not killing Hope in Africa

We must never give up until AIDS treatment and realistic prevention measures go hand-in-hand and bec...

20th June 2008
What Aileth Uganda's Hospitals?

It is common for a doctor to abandon an accident victim in critical condition simply because the vic...

16th June 2008
Health: We Have What it Takes

Healthy lifestyles could only be achieved if we shunned processed and fatty foods and instead eat tr...

27th May 2008
Herbal Treatment Threatens Malaria Fight

The influx of “ape’ and “quack” doctors in this field have reduced the quality and effectiveness o...

3rd June 2008
World Malaria Day : World Must Go Beyond Palliati...

The obstacles to a successful control programme today are similar to those that existed during the e...

22nd April 2008
Attracting Pharmaceutical Investment to South Afri...

Any government wishing to attract large IP-based investment needs to develop a track record that inc...

8th April 2008
Malaria Control : Mosquito Nets have a Hidden Ag...

Earlier on, when one would treat a net, mosquitoes would not approach it- but today, in spite of the...

1st April 2008
Compulsory Leave Will Revitalize African Heads

Ghanaian political leaders project a high degree of robustness either for political enticement or to...

15th February 2008
Malaria Eradication Alone Will Not Develop Africa

While there is a strong correlation between the presence of malaria and the lack of economic growth,...

11th February 2008
HIV/AIDS: The Africa – Canada Experience

Many medical trials are carelessly conducted on Africans! Authorities condone this under the pretext...

29th January 2008
HIV/AIDs: The Orthodox Bullies the Traditional

HIV/AIDS campaigns are wobbly, one-sided, and not as holistic and representative as expected of a ca...

25th September 2007
Diseases of the Affluent Encroach Africa

Unless deliberate policy and programme responses are formulated and implemented with generous politi...

24th July 2007
Advocacy: Key to Increased Access to ARV

Those at the fore-front of the campaign must be conscious of the proverbial rules of the gambler: kn...

3rd July 2007
World Bank Stifling Health

Instead of pretending to be a disease expert, the Bank should focus on its comparative advantages. I...

20th June 2006
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