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via myjoyonline04/12/2021

Ghana's current account deficit to fall to 2.8% this year – IMF -

Ghana’s current account deficit will fall from 3.3% to 2.8% this year, the International Monterey Fund has projected. According to its updated World Economic Outlook Report, the current account balance which is a measurement of a country’s trade where the value of goods and services imported exceeds the value of products exported will however rise […]

via modernghana04/10/2021

Experts demand compulsory licensing for generic production of a drug against COVID-19 - Modern Ghana

Should not a medicine (Remdesivir) that has shown lifesaving effect in certain cases of Covid-19 be made available to all those who need it without delay? Even if Big Pharma has a patent, there are provisions in the global trade treaties that allow governments to issue compulsory licenses to such a lifesaving drug, and keep people over profit.

via myjoyonline04/06/2021

Ghana's Covid-19 active cases now 1,451 -

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has indicated that no Covid-19 deaths has been reported as of April 2, 2021. However, in its latest updates, the GHS revealed that the country’s active cases have increased to 1,451. Also, 46 new cases have been recorded and the total confirmed cases reported is 90,946. So far, a total […]

via news.yahoo04/05/2021

Dozens of dolphins wash up dead on Ghana beaches - Yahoo News

At least 80 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana's capital Accra since Friday, prompting investigations by the authorities. A team from the fisheries commission took fish and water samples from Osu Castle Beach in Accra, the ministry of fisheries said in a statement. The Food and Drugs Authority said it was checking fish markets to make sure the fish that washed up dead were not sold.

via myjoyonline03/31/2021

WAEC elects new chairman from Ghana -

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has elected Prof Ato Essuman from Ghana as a new chairman for the Council. He was elected at the 69th annual meeting of the Governing Board (Council) which took place online from March 22 to March 26. He succeeds Mr Baboucarr Bouy from The Gambia who was elected in March […]

via allafrica03/31/2021

Ghana: Head of Service Cautions Local Government Staff Against Lateness to Work -

Dr Nana Ato Arthur, the Head of the Local Government Service (LGS) has revealed how majority of the staff and officials at the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have developed the bad habit of reporting to work very late, as if they were under no rules or authority.

via finance.yahoo03/30/2021

Volkswagen will not change name of U.S. operations: sources - Yahoo Finance

Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit will not change its name even after the German automaker issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would, three sources briefed on the matter said. The German automaker's news release saying it would change its name to "Voltswagen of America" was a marketing stunt aimed at drawing attention to the company's electric vehicle plans, the three sources said. The fake announcement drew massive media coverage, and the automaker currently plans to announce on Wednesday it is not serious about changing its name, the sources said.

via project-syndicate.org04/12/2021

The Key to Beating COVID-19 by Karina Gould - Project Syndicate

Although it is only natural and proper for governments to focus on vaccinating their citizens first, it is important not to lose sight of the big picture. The only way we can beat COVID-19 is to defeat it everywhere, and the best way to do that is through multilateral facilities like COVAX.

via myjoyonline04/09/2021

Ghana records 65 new Covid-19 cases -

The country’s total Covid-19 cases reported is 91,109 as of April 5, 2021. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in its latest update, since the onset of the pandemic, 752 Ghanaians who contracted the virus have lost their lives. No deaths have been reported by the GHS since April 1, 2021 till date. So […]

via myjoyonline04/03/2021

Ghana's active Covid-19 cases now 1,504 -

Ghana has recorded 25 new cases of the novel coronavirus as of March 30, 2021. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), this brings the number of active cases to 1,504. Out of this, 26 cases are severe while others in critical conditions still remain at 12. In the latest update by the GHS, the […]

via unaids.org04/01/2021

President of Afghanistan declares 'unwavering support' for a People's Vaccine for COVID-19 - UNAIDS

In a letter to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, President Ghani outlined that despite the numerous challenges Afghanistan continues to face as a country caught in conflict, Afghanistan has witnessed fewer human losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other countries. However, the President underscored that this did not mean that the resulting implications were

via finance.yahoo03/31/2021

U.S. industry hurt by some imports of common alloy aluminum sheet -statement - Yahoo Finance

U.S. industry is "materially injured" by imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from 16 countries that are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Bahrain, India and Turkey, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The Commerce Department will issue anti-dumping duty orders on the 16 countries and countervailing duty orders on imports of the product from Bahrain, India and Turkey as a result of the USITC determination, USITC said in a statement.

via myjoyonline03/31/2021

GIZ Ghana's agenda 2030 component holds learning and close out event -

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Ghana, has successfully held an official closing event for the at the Agenda 2030 project at the Airport View Hotel in Accra. The project, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and under the Support for Decentralisation Reforms (SfDR) programme, was […]

via unaids.org03/30/2021

Solidarity fund helping transgender people during the COVID-19 pandemic - UNAIDS

As transgender communities become increasingly marginalized, especially during the ongoing global pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures, UNAIDS is committed to eradicating all forms of discrimination faced by transgender communities and stands behind them to drive workplace equality forward.

via voanews04/08/2021

WHO: Africa Left Behind in Race for COVID-19 Vaccine - Voice of America

The World Health Organization says Africa’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccine is being hampered by supply shortages and delays in planned deliveries. To date, the WHO reports 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 in Africa, including 114,000 deaths. A few countries are bucking the trend and making good progress in immunizing their populations against the deadly coronavirus.

via norwoodnews.org04/06/2021

Beloved Head Nurse Who Died from COVID-19 in the Line of Duty Honored One Year Later - Norwood News

One year on from a previously unimaginable pandemic that, so far, has taken the lives of three million people worldwide, a dozen or so nurses and hospital staff gathered at Jacobi Medical Center in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, to honor the late RN Freda Ocran who, it is understood, was the first nurse based at a New York City public hospital to have died in the line of duty from COVID-19.

via myjoyonline04/01/2021

Covid-19: 555,259 persons vaccinated so far - Ghana Health Service -

The Ghana Health Service has so far vaccinated 555,259 persons against Covid-19 since it began its mass vaccination exercise on March 2. This is contained in the latest update on the Service’s website on March 31 which detailed the number of persons who have so far received their jab of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. This data […]

via finance.yahoo04/01/2021

Poorest countries will follow a tricky path back to debt markets - Yahoo Finance

Ghana and Pakistan's return to international debt markets this week, a year after COVID slammed them shut, has been an encouraging sign for the world's poorest countries, but investors still need convincing. Last year, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and its accompanying Common Framework to help the poorest nations survive the pandemic. The Common Framework effectively requires a country to try to restructure its private debt.

via myjoyonline03/31/2021

Ghana's Covid-19 death toll now 742, active cases drop to 1,844 -

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says the country’s Covid-19 active cases have dropped to 1,844. In the latest update on the Service’s website, GHS also revealed that total death toll is now 742. Again, some 53 new cases were recorded taking the number of confirmed cases to 90,552. Out of that number, GHS explained that […]

via worldbank.org03/31/2021

Ghana To Strengthen its Social Safety Program for 1.6 Million People - World Bank Group

The World Bank today approved the $100 million Ghana Productive Safety Net Project 2 (GPSNP 2). The project will support the Government of Ghana to expand and strengthen its social safety net program which will directly benefit over 1.6 million people in the country. The project will help to improve the incomes and productivity of the poor and vulnerable.