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Action needed to reduce health impact of harmful alcohol use

Geneva -Wider implementation of policies is needed to save lives and reduce the health impact of harmful alcohol drinking, says a new report launched today by WHO. Harmful use of alcohol results in the death of 2.5 million people annually, causes illness and injury to many more, and increasingly affects younger generations and drinkers in developing countries. Harmful use of ...

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Celebrating the Third African Vaccination Week

Brazzaville, 15 April 2013 — From 22 to 28 April, African countries will celebrate the third African Vaccination Week (AVW), an initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and implemented by countries in the region. For seven days, all Member States of WHO in the African Region – island states, landlocked countries and those in coastal regions – will ...

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Pakistan’s Musharraf to Remain in Custody , took to facebook to fight charges

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been ordered to remain in custody in connection with charges he ordered the illegal detention of judges in 2007. Musharraf will be held under house arrest at his villa on the outskirts of Islamabad until his next court appearance May 4. Fourteen witnesses have been included in the charges against him. The former general, ...

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CEO beats employee for refusing his sex demands.

The Chief Executive Officer of the St. Luke Medical Centre at Asamankese in the Eastern Region, Mr. Kwesi Boakye Donkor, who also doubles as a teacher at the Asamankese Senior High School, is alleged to have subjected one of his employee nurses to severe beating for refusing his sexual demands. After beating her, Mr. Kwesi Boakye is reported to have ...

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World’s oldest man celebrates 116th birthday

Japanese centenarian Jiroemon Kimura, the oldest man in the world, is celebrating his 116th birthday. Mr Kimura, from Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, who was born in 1897, was already the oldest recorded human to have ever lived before Friday’s celebrations. To mark his 116th birthday, Mr Kimura, who lives with his family, received a birthday video message from Shinzo Abe, ...

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NPP Duplication of Pink Sheets: Are they Relevant?

Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK The Supreme Court (SC) hearing of the sunstantial case in presidential petition entered its second day on Thursady April 19, 2013 and with the live braodcast of proceedings on the elctronic media, the world witnessed what would be a very interesting court room showcase that will expose Ghana’s judiciary and Ghanaians to global assessment of the ...

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UN: Women Rarely Included in W. African Peace-Building

DAKAR — The U.N. Working Group for Women, Peace and Security in West Africa says women are drastically under-represented in peace-building activities in the region.  The U.N. working group met with representatives of 50 international aid and human rights groups to figure out how to make women’s voices a priority when it comes to making and keeping the peace in ...

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Volta Chiefs pledge support for new Minister

The Volta Regional House of Chiefs on Thursday pledged its support for the Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo and the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Francis Ganyaglo, respectively. Togbe Afede XIV, President of the House, at an emergency meeting to welcome the two personalities, in Ho, said President John Mahama’s decision to appoint a citizen of another region as ...

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