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6 million children targeted in mass deworming exercise

The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) programme of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced a nationwide mass drug administration of anti-schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) tablet to deworm school children. The yearly exercise, expected to commence from November 4th – 8th, 2019 in 205 districts, is projected to reach six million children from Kindergarten two (KG2) to Junior…
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One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women foregoing contraceptives

Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned.  That’s according to World Health Organization (WHO) findings published…
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