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U/E Directorate of GHS receives Mosquito nets

 

an-interior-room-viewBolgatanga, Jan 15, GNA – The Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday received 500 treated mosquito bed nets to be distributed to pregnant women and children under 5 years.

     The mosquito nets were donated by UNICEF whilst the Department for International Development (DFID) bore the cost of shipment of the items.

   Receiving the items from Crown Agent, a Procurement Company, at Bolgatanga, the Regional Director of the GHS, Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams said the region is expected to receive one million long lasted mosquito nets from the two organizations.

     He said so far half of it had been received and would be distributed to all households across the nine districts in the Region.

    He explained that the major aim of the exercise is to help curb maternal and infant mortality, which was mostly associated with malaria and indicated that, apart from the donation of the items, UNICEF and DFID is supporting the training of volunteers in communities to educate the people on how to hang the nets.

 

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Nkoranza District records 230 abortion cases

 

economy abortionABCNkoranza, (B/A) Jan. 6, GNA – The Nkoranza South District Directorate of Health Services recorded 230 abortion cases from January to December last year.

     Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, District Director of Health Services, who made this known, said the unsafe practice of terminating pregnancy had been identified as the major cause of maternal deaths in the area.

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Let’s reduce maternal mortality – First Lady

 

Mrs Ernestina Naadu MillsHo, Dec. 9, GNA – The First Lady Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills on Friday called on Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders to increase efforts in mobilizing resources to accelerate the reduction in maternal mortality in Ghana.

“I am asking MCEs and DCEs in the Volta region to follow with more innovative ideas so that together we can save out women from dying while giving life”.

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The vicious physiology of stress

Editor’s note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times. 111116122624-woman-stress-headache-story-top

One of my favorite parts of this job is stalking busy scientists researching different aspects of stress.

I recently tracked down the brilliant Dr. Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and spoke to her about what she’s working on. In this first part of our conversation, we discussed the physiology of stress and its connection to maladies, ranging from addiction to chronic disease, diabetes and obesity.

How did you come to study stress?

Early on I was working with different types of emotions – anger and sadness – and how they affect the body and change our responses to different stimuli in the environment. One of the things I observed was that generally people don’t have pure emotions, like anger or fear.