GHANA TO BAN SHISHA SMOKING BY MID YEAR.

GHANA TO BAN SHISHA SMOKING BY MID YEAR. Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also partner the Food and Drugs Board to make stiff laws that will fast track the process of the ban. According the GHS, shisha, which is mixed with flavourings such as mint, is more “harmful than cigarette”. Speaking at the World Conference on Tobacco held in Cape Town, South Africa, Principal Research Officer at the Service, of

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OVER 2,000 GHANAIANS WORKING IN THE UK’S HEALTH SERVICE.

OVER 2,000 GHANAIANS WORKING IN THE UK’S HEALTH SERVICE. Two thousand three hundred and forty five (2,345) Ghanaians currently work under the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), new data released by the House of Commons has revealed. Ghanaian health workers ranked 15 among the top 102 nationalities working in the UK’s health service as of September 2017, the report indicated. Of the figure, 810 of them are nurses and health visitors, while 983 of them are support staff, and another 331 infrastructure staff. The data however does not state the number of Ghanaians working as doctors, except that 3,238 doctors are of an African nationality. Nigeria and Zimbabwe are among the top

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GERMAN NURSE CHARGED WITH 97 MORE MURDERS AT HOSPITALS.

GERMAN NURSE CHARGED WITH 97 MORE MURDERS AT HOSPITALS. BERLIN — A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was expected after officials said in November that he may have killed more than 100 patients in total. He worked at a clinic in Oldenburg from 1999 to 2002 and in nearby Delmenhorst from 2003 to 2005. Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders in Delmenhorst and was given a life sentence. During his trial,

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ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS

ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS. As Head of Operations and Partnerships, Global Public Health (GPH) at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Alma Scott is working to establish an on-the-ground presence in Africa and key countries in Latin America and Asia, in order to deliver on the company’s GPH strategy to address infectious disease threats and help the most vulnerable in the world. This mission is based on J&J’s belief that it is not enough to create a new medicine, vaccine or diagnostic if those life-saving drugs or devices are not affordable or within reach of those who need them most. Scott’s team focuses on addressing challenges in resource poor-settings and finding innovative solutions to

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19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART

19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART. A healthy heart is the key to a healthy body, because after all, the health of the heart determines our ability to stay alive. According to statistics, more than 1 in every 3 American adults are diagnosed with cardiovascular ailments. And the biggest reason behind this extremely sad ratio is unhealthy lifestyles and heart-damaging habits. However, there’s no reason to despair because these bad habits can be easily altered to make a huge difference to the health of your heart. You simply have to make some healthy lifestyle changes and your heart will be youthful once again. Here, take a look at the worst

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DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED

DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED. British Airways, African Regent Hotel and Royal Senchi Hotel are among some of the top companies to have flouted the laws of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). The companies are among over 100 data collectors published by the Data Protection Commission with the objective of naming and shaming them. The Executive Director of the Data Commission Teki Akuetteh Falconer at a press conference early this month said the commission would follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure their subsequent arraignment. The Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843) mandates all entities whether public, private, local or international

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BEST CONFERENCING FACILITIES IN AFRICA 2017

BEST CONFERENCING FACILITIES IN AFRICA 2017. The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars to construct or renovate existing conference facilities. This is largely influenced by the recognition of the continent as a preferred tourist destination, not only for leisure but also for business. The just concluded Meetings Africa Conference that brought together business events representatives from across Africa, is rather a stamp on the continent as the best place to hold conferences and meetings in 2017. Here are five of Africa’s best conference centers for your next event, both international and domestic (in no particular order). Located in Kenya’s

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4 COUNTRIES WITH THE BEST HEALTHCARE IN THE WORLD

4 COUNTRIES WITH THE BEST HEALTHCARE IN THE WORLD. One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is the quality of healthcare. Is it possible to get medical treatment as good as what’s available in the U.S. and Canada? The answer…a resounding yes. Sometimes it’s even better than what’s on offer at home, and at a more affordable price too. Measuring the quality of healthcare is difficult, and it’s hard to put a number on it. We can, however, put a number on the price of medical procedures. And these costs (as well as quality) helped us score each of the 24 countries in the healthcare

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WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN PROMOTING ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN PROMOTING ACCESSIBLE TOURISM. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population) live with some sort of disability. In relation to this, UNWTO is convinced that as part of responsible and sustainable tourism policy, accessibility for all to tourist facilities, services and products is vital. It is about creating environments that cater for all our needs, be it financial, mental or physical; whether short or long term. This also includes all genders and ages from the young children to the youth, middle aged and even those in their ripe ages. We all have that globetrotter spirit in us

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(VIDEO)HE BURNS COFFEE GROUNDS IN HIS BACKYARD. THE REASON? MOSQUITOS AND OTHER INSECTS RUN AWAY,GENIUS!!..

HE BURNS COFFEE GROUNDS IN HIS BACKYARD. THE REASON? MOSQUITOS AND OTHER INSECTS RUN AWAY,GENIUS!!.. Mosquitos suck. Literally. They can turn the most relaxed of backyard barbecues into a frenzy of swatting and knee-slapping. And then there are allergies and serious viruses like Zika that can be transmitted by the annoying little buggers. But you know what sucks even more than mosquitos? Some of the commercial repellants that’ll suck your wallet empty over the summer season, especially if you’re the outdoorsy type. Commercial repellants also tend to have more than a few harmful effects that arise from breathing them in. The solution? Believe it or not, coffee grounds! The Environmental Protection Agency

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TOP 6 MOST REWARDING HOSPITALITY DEGREE PROGRAMS

TOP 6 MOST REWARDING HOSPITALITY DEGREE PROGRAMS. The hospitality industry is always under close pursuit by job seekers due to the numerous opportunities it presents; in hotels, restaurants, resorts, casinos and theme parks among other related institutions. With an increasingly booming tourism sector the world over, the hospitality sector which goes hand in hand with the former continues to attract major attention; even from education institutions that go a long way in equipping entrants of the job market. Besides the high possibilities of successful careers, graduates of these hospitality degree programs listed by Jumia Travel are also presented with rewarding chances of self employment; making them all worth a try.

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