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Cloth Facemasks Are Less Protective Against Covid-19

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Cloth Facemasks Are Less Protective Against Covid-19

Dr Joseph Oliver -Commey, an Infectious Disease Specialist at the Ghana Infectious Disease Center, says the efficiency of cloth masks in protecting people against the Coronavirus is lowered when used in crowded areas.

He told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that generally, all masks were protective against Coronavirus because they formed a barrier to infections when the mucous membranes, ‘nose and mouth’ were covered but the cloth masks, were less effective.

“There are many types of masks and they serve the same purpose at different times…,” he said and recommended the use of medical masks for workplaces because, “usually in the office, people are close and indoors.”

“Most workplaces use air conditioners, which may be circulating same air so medical masks are advised for those who work with COVID-19 infected people, and N95 masks are also recommended,” he said.

The Infectious Disease Specialist said the key to protecting oneself no matter the strain of the virus was to practice the barriers, stressing, “Use a face covering to cover the mucous membranes, nose, and mouth, wash off any viruses on your hands that you might have picked up along the way while interacting with people.”

He encouraged people to avoid overcrowded places.

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Dr. Frank Awuah Adjei Donates Maternity Block Extension To KNUST

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Dr. Frank Awuah Adjei Donates Maternity Block Extension To KNUST

Dr. Frank Awuah Adjei, a businessman and philanthropist, has donated a Maternity Block Extension he built to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The Maternity Block Extension was commissioned on Wednesday, 27th October, 2021 by His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and the Chancellor of KNUST, assisted by Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng, Chairman of KNUST Council and Prof. (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST.

Dr. Frank Adjei has been at the forefront of creating jobs for a lot of youth in Ghana. So far thousands of people are employed by his companies which include Lotto and Lotteries Company Limited, Lovers Band, Rema-Jason Company Limited etc. Dr. Awuah Adjei has business interest in transportation, real estate, lottery and commerce.

Through his philanthropic responsibilities, Dr Frank Adjei has assisted so many communities and Vulnerable people in Society. He strongly believes in giving back to the society as a way of assisting government to address the pressing needs and development challenges of Ghanaians.

The leadership of KNUST encourages the business community to continue supporting and partnering the university community so that collectively it will be able to reach out to the urgent needs of society.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – It’s Pink October, Suck Some Breasts-Raynelle Boadu Advices 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – It’s Pink October, Suck Some Breasts-Raynelle Boadu Advices

In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer and second most deadly cancer in women behind cervical cancer.

Breast cancer arises in the lining cells called epithelium of the ducts (85% of cases) or lobules (15% of cases) in the glandular tissue of the breast. Initially, this malignant (cancerous) growth is confined to the duct or lobule “in situ” where generally its asymptomatic and has little potential for spreading (metastasis).

Over time, these in situ cancers may progress and spread into the surrounding breast tissue (invasive breast cancer) then spread to the nearby lymph nodes (regional metastasis) or to other organs in the body (distant metastasis). If a woman dies from breast cancer, it is because of widespread metastasis (WHO).

Like all cancers, actual cause is unknown. However, certain predisposing factors are thought to be responsible for it. These include but not limited to

Being female. …

Advancing age. …

A history of breast conditions. …

A history of breast cancer. …

A family history of breast cancer. …

Inherited genes that increase cancer risk. …

Exposure to radiation. …

Obesity. …

What this means is that everybody is at risk including men, even though less so than women.

Symptoms of breast cancer may include the following

lump in the breast

Discharge from the nipple bloody or otherwise except milk

Changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast (appearance of dimple on the breast or inverted nipple)

Breast skin redness

Swollen lymph nodes

Cancers we know have no cure. The secret to effective treatment lies in early detection. And that is what pink October or breast cancer awareness month is for, to conscientize, educate, inform and create widespread awareness to this fatal disease.

Learn how to self examine your breasts or get a loved one to do it for you. Do it once every month and report any changes or lumps you feel to a doctor immediately for mammography (medical diagnosis of breast cancer).

There is an adage that says if you don’t use it, you will loose it which means risk loosing your breasts or get it sucked, suckled, fondled and caressed.

As the Bible says in Songs of Solomon 1:13 lie between her breasts all night and in Isaiah 66:11 that you will suck and be satisfied with her breasts. So as men let us desire the breasts and as women let us avail the breast.

I have self examined mine and availed it to that special someone to use as well. Get yours examined and used as well.

Talk to someone about breast cancer today and spread the message.

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GHANA TO RECEIVE 1.3 MILLION PFIZER VACCINES FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

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GHANA TO RECEIVE 1.3 MILLION PFIZER VACCINES FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, has assured the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the United States will soon donate some 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana.

This is in addition to some 1.2 million Moderna vaccines received by Ghana on 4th September 2021 from the United States.

Vice President Harris made this known on Thursday, 23rd September 2021, when she held bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo at the White House, with the aim of stringing the ties of co-operation and friendship that exist between the two countries.

Addressing a press conference, prior to the holding of a closed-door meeting between the pair and their delegations, the American Vice President indicated Ghana and the United States share a commitment to global health and to minimise the effects of COVID-19.

“None of us have been immune from the ravages of the pandemic. We recognize our shared responsibility to collaborate, to share resources, to not only continue to address the effects of COVID-19, but also to prepare for the next pandemics,” she said.

She continued, “The United States is proud to be a member of COVAX and the African Union, and has donated more than 1.2 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Ghana. I am proud to announce that, shortly, we will send 1.3 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.”

Welcoming President Akufo-Addo to the White House, Mrs. Harris indicated that the meeting with the Ghanaian President “is a reaffirmation of the strength of the relationship between the United States and Ghana, and of course we have deep in historical ties or official bilateral relationship began in 1957.”

Commending President Akufo-Addo for the handling of Ghana’s economy, she stated that “American companies continue to ramp up in Ghana, understanding the significance of the work that they do there to America’s economy much less to the partnership between Ghana and the United States.”

She continued, “And they do this also because we are confident in the Government of Ghana and the environment, Mr. President, that you have created, which allows for some confidence in the respect and upholding of the rule of law and human rights. And so, with all of that, we look forward to continue to work together.”

On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked Vice President Harris for the invitation, and stressed that Ghana and the United States of America share very much the same commitments.

“We want to develop our nation as a democracy as a country where freedom and respect for human rights and the rule of law are paramount to our system of governance,” he said.

Whilst expressing gratitude for the support of the United States towards helping to defeat the pandemic in Ghana, he indicated that the “other main preoccupation for us is the co-operation that we have to put together to defeat the Jihadist insurgency in the Sahel.”

It is an area, he said, that requires the support of the United States Government.

“We are looking for support for our armed forces and for the intelligent agencies of our area that they can be in stronger positions. Many of those leading the Jihadist insurrections in West Africa are the people who came from Iraq after they were driven out from Iraq, so I think if there’s information here that can assist us to be able to track down and be able to deal with these people,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that Ghana and America, now and in the coming years, will continue to “advance our mutual causes, and also strengthen the relations between our two countries.”

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