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HON. AFENYO-MARKIN DONATES TOWARDS SURGERY OF AILING UEW TESCON MEMBER

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HON. AFENYO-MARKIN DONATES TOWARDS SURGERY OF AILING UEW TESCON MEMBER

The generous and affable Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency and Deputy Majority leader of Ghana’s 8th Parliament has donated an amount of money to TESCON-UEW in fulfilment of a request placed before him by leadership to help an ailing member undergo a surgery.

The leadership of TESCON-UEW paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Majority leader at his office in parliament on Friday, 6th of August, 2021 to discuss issues of concern to TESCON-UEW, and key amongst them was an appeal for financial support to aid one Mr. Edmund Addai, a Political Science level 300 student who was diagnosed with Peptic Ulcer and Hepatomegaly at the St. Martin De Porres Hospital to Undergo Surgery.

Hon. Afenyo-Markin upon hearing the news, handed to the leadership of the association an amount of *GHC. 5,000 Ghana cedis* as his contribution towards rescuing the life of a very committed and brilliant member of the association.

On 8th August, 2021, the President of the Association, Mr. Ebenezer Opoku Boahen a.ka. Political thinker, led a Delegation of Executives to the Eastern Region, Asougyaman Constituency to visit the family of Mr. Edmund Addai and to hand over the cash to them.

On arrival at Akosombo, the Delegation was given a warm reception and the donation was made to the family.

Mr. Opoku Boahen in his brief speech, pleaded with Members of Parliament to emulate the good works of Hon. Afenyo-Markin. He further called on other benevolent organisations and individuals to come to the aid of Mr. Edmund Addai.

Edmund Addai Receiving Cash Donation

Edmund Addai Receiving Cash Donation

The Mother of Edmund, Madam Ceceilia and the entire family were very pleased with the kind gesture and expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency and the Leadership of TESCON-UEW. Ending her speech, she stated that, her expectations wasn’t as high as she had envisaged.

She said a prayer for Hon. Afenyo-Markin and persons who contributed in diverse ways in their bid to rescue her son from the jaws of death.

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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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Raynelle Boadu
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Source: breakingnewsgh.com

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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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President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For Phase II of $60 Million UHAS Expansion Project In HO

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President Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For Phase II of $60 Million UHAS Expansion Project In Ho

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 10th September 2021, cut the sod for the commencement of work on the second phase of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Project, in Ho, in the Volta Region.

The first phase of the University Project was funded by the Chinese Government through its development Agency, China AID, at a cost of 104,850,000RMB (Chinese Yuan), equivalent to some $16 million.

The facilities present at the facility include administration block, classrooms, library, laboratory, auditorium, student’s activity centre, and a cafeteria for the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences.

It will be recalled that Phase I of the Project, which covers a total construction area of 10,386 meters square, was completed and handed over to the University some five years ago.

According to the President, Government recognises that, in spite of all the facilities present, the University still requires additional infrastructural projects in order to effectively deliver on its mandate.

He explained that it is for this reason that the Ministers for Education and Finance worked in unison with the University Management to secure funding from the Chinese Government, to the tune of $60Million, for commencement of the second phase of the expansion projects.

Phase II of the project, he said, will also accommodate the Central Administration of the University and the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM), the biggest in Africa upon completion.

President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that, as a demonstration of Government’s commitment to the project, Government has made available GH¢6.2 million counterpart funding for the preliminary works to cover extension of electricity, municipal water supply, construction of storm and waste drains and all ancillary services required for the project implementation.

He commended the Minister for Education and the Vice Chancellor for their efforts in bringing the project to fruition, and congratulated the Vice Chancellor the renewal of his tenure of office.

Commending the Management of the University for constructing ultramodern student hostels from internally generated funds, the President assured the University that his administration will not renege on its commitment to help the University provide quality education for its students.

Genesis of Phase II Project
Preparatory works for the construction of the China Phase II project started with a request from the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Gyapong, in 2017, and was “blessed” with the signing of exchange of notes between the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana on Friday, January 11, 2019.

This paved way for the commencement of preliminary works on the project, with a delegation from China visiting the University in March 2019 for a reconnaissance survey of the proposed site and conducted feasibility studies on the proposed project.

In June 2019, the design team from the China Urban Construction Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CUCD) who are the Consultants of the Chinese Government visited the University with preliminary sketch designs for discussion with the user departments.

After extensive deliberations with the Technical Staff of the University, revisions were made to some aspects of the sketch designs based on the lessons from the execution of the Phase I project.

In July 2019, another team of experts from China visited the proposed project site, and conducted site survey and geotechnical investigations to help in the completion of the designs. Subsequently, the technical team from the University of Health and Allied Sciences led by the Vice Chancellor met the Chinese Consultants in October 2019 to review preliminary designs, agreed on modifications, and signed off for implementation.

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