Health

‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land’ authored by Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo targets Diaspora Africans

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo

According to Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo and in his book, ‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land – A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interactions (Springer 2017)’, there has been a high incidence and mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic liver disease, kidney disease and cancer among the African diaspora in Western European and North American countries. The picture is different when …

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Dr. Michael Nana Nyame-Mireku wants Africa to make it enticing for Diaspora Professionals to return to the continent

Dr. Nyame-Mireku

US-based Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Michael Nana Nyame-Mireku during an interview with TheAfricanDream.net called on Ghana and African governments to make it less rigorous and tedious for pharmacists and other professionals that have practiced in their respective fields for over a decade return to contribute towards the development and modernization of Africa’s economy. Dr. Nyame-Mireku is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Director …

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Korle-Bu Hospital Struggles to Lead Ghana Healthcare

Korle-Bu

Operational for 94 years, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has long been the standard in Ghana. That’s never been easy — and it’s about to get harder. What does it take to become an effective healthcare facility in Africa, where much of the continent is marked by extraordinary needs and limited resources? In a series of profiles, GHCi’s Alex Freedman looks …

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The GPSF of North America maiden health trip to Ghana

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) on 25TH March 2017 made their maiden trip to Tarkwa Municipal Hospital in Ghana. The team comprised of three medical professionals: Dr. Theodora Fynn (Pulmonary Disease Specialist), Dr. Francis Amoo (Internal medicine) and Ms. Josephine Thompson a nurse. The team also presented prescription medications donated by AmeriCares USA worth $220,000 to the Hospital …

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Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation Of North America 15th Annual Conference For Georgia

The 15th edition of the annual Conference of the Ghana Physicians and Surgeon Foundation (GPSF) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA from April 21–23, 2017 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel. This year’s conference is themed “New and Re-emerging Infectious Disease and Global Health Security; Role of the African Diaspora.” The Conference will bring together several world renowned …

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Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Cancer Survivors In West Africa

Cosmetic surgery

The Center For Cosmetic Surgery Ghana (CCSG) was set up in 2006 as a for-profit entity in Ghana by Dr. Kwasi A. Debra and his associates. Based on needs seen by Dr. Debra from patients that need cosmetic surgery treatment devoid of vanity, he has seriously been considering the establishment of a West Africa Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery Unit for breast cancer …

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Dr. Kwasi A. Debra The Ghanaian Body Sculpting Surgeon

West Africa Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery Unit

Dr. Kwasi A. Debra in a conversation with TheAfricanDream.net: “After my initial training in women’s health; Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), I noticed a growing request and interest from my patients for Cosmetic Surgery. That really sparked my interest.” The US-based Ghanaian Cosmetic Surgeon said this in response to why he became a cosmetic surgeon. Kwasi A. Debra, MD MBA Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN), …

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Mental health services needs to be expanded – Ghanaian Non-Government

Mental health

Basic Needs, a Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization, has called on the Ghana Government to review the country’s free medical treatment policy by including free mental health care  services. Mr Benard Azure, the Project Officer of Basic Needs Ghana, made the call during this year’s Mental Health Day celebration held in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Mr Azure said …

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Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo Bringing Health Care Awareness To Ghana

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo is a woman on a profound mission. Through her organization African Health Now, the 39-year-old has been crusading for the last 10 years to help bring basic health information, health care and resources to Ghanaians and people across the African continent. Based in New Jersey but of Ghanaian descent, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo was working in the publishing world in …

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