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Published 21.06.2020 17:04
In Ghana young women are using radio to dispel myths surrounding Covid-19.
A group of young women from the pan- African Campaign for Female Education Association (CAMFED) are using local community radio programs to dispel myths and fears surrounding Covid-19. One of the women Pearl Nikki Quarmyne explained that they realized that many people in the country were panicking and fearful and…
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Published 21.06.2020 16:05
In Ghana, United Nations is providing specialized nutritious foods for Covid-19 patients.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 10,800 bags of specialized nutritious food to feed Covid-19 patients in isolation centers. The food is manufactured in Ghana and is made of blended cereals and soy flour, mixed with extra minerals and vitamins to boost the immune system.
Published 16.06.2020 18:19
In Ghana, a leather shoemaker created a solar-powered hand-washing basin to encourage personal hygiene.
Richard Kwarteng, 32, is a leather shoemaker based in the Ashanti region’s capital city, Kumasi, managed to gather all the necessary supplies to turn an old recycled metal barrel into a solar-powered hand-washing basin to encourage sanitation habits among the neighbourhood. It is set to run on a 25-second timer,…
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Published 31.05.2020 13:05
In Ghana, a Second World War veteran is raising money for Covid-19 charities.
Working with a charity called the Guba Foundation, 95 year old Private Joseph Hammond has committed to walking two miles a day for a period of one week. He wants to raise US$600 000 to support vulnerable veterans and frontline workers across the continent. The money raised will be used to…
Published 11.05.2020 18:18
In Ghana mourners are now attending online funerals due to the social distancing restrictions.
In Ghana mourners are now attending online funerals due to the country’s Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. The country has imposed a limit of 25 people at funerals which goes against the cultural norm of large gatherings at funerals. In order to counter this, some people are leaving their dead relatives…
Published 08.05.2020 15:48
In Ghana, a University and a diagnostic company have developed a rapid diagnostic test kit for detecting Covid-19.
Behind the initiative are Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The device, likened to the homemade kit used in testing glucose or pregnancy, only needs a finger-prick drop of blood from the individual. It detects two types of antibodies produced by the infection about seven days after infection.…
Published 06.05.2020 14:25
Ghana plans on constructing more than 90 new hospitals in the wake of pandemic.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to construct more than 90 hospitals to beef up Ghana’s health system in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the president, the pandemic has exposed the weakness in the country’s health system following years of under investment. In a televised address…
Published 27.04.2020 16:40
Ghana is using delivery drones to enable it to test people outside major cities quickly.
Ghana is using delivery drones from U.S.-based start-up, Zipline to enable it to test people outside major cities quickly. The drones fly samples collected from more than 1,000 health facilities in rural areas to laboratories in the capital Accra and to Kumasi, the second-largest city for testing. Zipline, which already…
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Published 27.04.2020 12:06
Bank of Zambia eliminated the fees for person-to-person electronic money transfers up to €8.
The goal is to minimize contact between people and reduce the use of cash. Similar measures have been implemented in other African countries such as Kenya, where Airtel waived mobile money transaction fees, Rwanda, where transactions via Mobile Money will be free during three months or Ghana, with free transactions…
Published 26.04.2020 22:03
In Ghana, several apps help combat the pandemic.
One app was designed by a Ghanian software engineering company, Cognate Systems. It is community-driven, and tracks Covid-19 symptoms and provides data and visual insights in real-time. Another one, the Gh Covid-19 Tracker, was launched by the Ministries of Communication and Health, and it helps health authorities identify high risk…

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