When microfinance leads to major healing: Bridging agriculture and health in Senegal

Astou Dieng recently joined a savings group cooperative with many other women farmers that is changing her health and the health of her family. These women in Senegal’s Kaffrine region are doing something novel with their agriculture – they are … Continue reading When microfinance leads to major healing: Bridging agriculture and health in Senegal

Experts discuss strategies to improve food safety in traditional markets in Asia Pacific

The World Health Organization regional office for Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific has hosted a bi-regional advocacy meeting on risk mitigation in traditional food markets in the Asia Pacific region. Traditional food markets are an important source of affordable, … Continue reading Experts discuss strategies to improve food safety in traditional markets in Asia Pacific

Ghana: Environmental Health Department clampdown unwholesome food products sale on the market

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has said its Environmental Health Department has doubled its effort to clampdown on the sale of any unwholesome food product on the market following the discovery of 15 cartons of rotten chicken meant for sale … Continue reading Ghana: Environmental Health Department clampdown unwholesome food products sale on the market

Enhancing nutrition for a stronger, sustainable post-COVID-19 rice sector in Africa

In conjunction with the International Rice Research Institute, Africa Rice Centre, the Centre for Africa Bio-Entrepreneurship, the Coalition for African Rice Development, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, APRA co-convened and participated in the Independent Food Systems Dialogue. The dialogue brought … Continue reading Enhancing nutrition for a stronger, sustainable post-COVID-19 rice sector in Africa

Don’t believe the hype: Organic produce is not healthier than conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture starting to implement its organic food rules. They allow companies to feature a “USDA Organic” seal on their packaging. This seal of approval has helped the U.S. organic food … Continue reading Don’t believe the hype: Organic produce is not healthier than conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables

Monitoring sanitation campaigns: Targets, reporting and realism

The Sanitation Learning Hub’s latest Frontiers of Sanitation edition shares key lessons learnt from government sanitation campaigns around the world, including India, China, Nigeria, Vietnam and Zambia. It is a vital learning resource for ongoing and future government campaigns aiming to end open defecation … Continue reading Monitoring sanitation campaigns: Targets, reporting and realism

Couples can have sexual intercourse a week after birth of child – Vodafone Healthline doctors

On the eighth episode of Vodafone Healthline series, health professionals have debunked the assertion that ladies cannot have sexual intercourse after childbirth until the baby is six-months old. Senior Physician Specialist Dr. Aba Folson explained that the only time health … Continue reading Couples can have sexual intercourse a week after birth of child – Vodafone Healthline doctors

Professor Peter Donkor appointed President of the West African College of Surgeons

Professor Peter Donkor, a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been inducted into office as the 31st President of the West African College of … Continue reading Professor Peter Donkor appointed President of the West African College of Surgeons

KNUST Researchers advise public to desist from counting money with saliva

Researchers from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have warned the public to avoid counting money with saliva. They found species of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); a group of … Continue reading KNUST Researchers advise public to desist from counting money with saliva

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to partner Kumasi compost and recycling plant to solve sanitation problems

The Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson has revealed plans for a collaboration between KNUST and Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant ( KCARP) Limited, a subsidiary of the … Continue reading Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to partner Kumasi compost and recycling plant to solve sanitation problems

Agency for Health and Food Security fronts the eradication of Non-Communicable Diseases in a global conference on SDGs

The founder and director of the Agency for Health and Food Security, Mr. Kwaku Onwona-Hwesofour Asante, has indicated his support for the global efforts towards ending of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). According to Mr. Asante, the struggle to eradicate NCDs and … Continue reading Agency for Health and Food Security fronts the eradication of Non-Communicable Diseases in a global conference on SDGs