Tag Archives: health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Tunde Sotunde MD leads top health insurer in NC

Tunde Sotunde MD is CEO and president of Durham-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest insurer with more than 3.7 million members. A pediatrician by training, Sotunde held leadership roles as a physician, educator, and a health plan executive. Before assuming the top job at BCBSNC, Sotunde was president of Anthem’s Medicaid and related state government business …

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Dr. Kwasi A. Debra The Ghanaian Body Sculpting Surgeon

West Africa Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery Unit

Dr. Kwasi A. Debra, a Ghanaian cosmetic surgeon based in the US in a conversation with TheAfricanDream.net revealed that: “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 …

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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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US based Angelic Love Home Care sets eye on Ghana

Angelic Love Home Care

Olivia A. Semaha Co-Founder of Angelic Love Home Care (ALHC), a family-run and independently owned Non-Medical Home Care agency in Framingham, Massachusetts, in the USA says her institution which has been providing basic assistive comprehensive services to patients in American homes is now seeking to branch out into her native country of Ghana. In a conversation with TheAfricanDream.net Olivia said …

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Mariatu Kargbo and the story of Global Health College

On the 8th of April in 2015, the Mayor of the City of Alexandria; Bill Euille, and Councilwoman Del Pepper performed a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6101 Stevenson Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia that formally opened the new campus of Global Health College (GHC) in the state of Virginia in the United States of America (USA). According to the school, “the …

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Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon hospital has Ghana connection

“We are on the brink of greatness here at Inova Mount Vernon, we will be a market leader” — these are the words of Deborah Addo — Chief Execute Officer (CEO) of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria Virginia (IMVH) — during an interview Oral Ofori of #TheAfricanDream. Inova Mount Vernon Hospital is a 237-bed state-of-the-art hospital that provides services within …

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Liberian in USA praises Obama Ebola response, another mobilizes aid from Texas

Al Smith Al Smith, a former federal contractor with the US Department of Justice and a Liberian immigrant has commended US President Barack Obama for the efforts made towards curbing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and other affected west African countries. The US based Security Consultant, who has also worked for the US Department of Defense …

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US based exercise physiologist asks Africans to exercise more

Lauretta defies winter cold to still exercise. Lauretta Ashu has called on Africans to take exercising more seriously owing to the obvious health benefits it has, but more importantly due to the fact that the art of keeping fit through exercising is becoming lost to some Africans. Miss Ashu is a professional with academic and work experiences in physical rehabilitation …

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