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2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Takes Off

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Lifeline for Childhood Cancer, Ghana (LCCG) a non-profit organization providing treatment and care for children with cancer on Saturday held a health walk at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to raise more awareness and campaign against childhood cancer in Accra.

This is part of activities lined up for this year 2019 World Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The 7.2 Kilometer walk which was led by a brass band and the Ghana Police started around 7:am from Korlebu through some environs including Mamprobi, Laterbiokorshie, Kaneshie and Abossey-Okai, Mortuary Road ended around 9:30am.

The walk saw Doctors from the Department of Child Health of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital participating as well as other health volunteers and the general public.

Other activities lined up to expand the awareness base are Blood Donation & Health Screening at the Achimota Mall, Blood Donation & Health Screening at the Accra Mall and a Fund Raising Dinner to support childhood cancer treatment.

Aside from raising funds for child cancer victims and their families, LCCG has also been involved in various campaigns of this nature advocating for the need for parents and families to seek early treatment since Child Cancer is curable.

LCCG is dedicated to making childhood cancer control a national health priority, providing support to families affected by childhood cancer, creating awareness about childhood cancer among health workers and the general public and increasing access to optimal treatment for cure.

Akua Sarpong, Executive Secretary of LCCG in an interview underscored the critical need to create awareness about childhood cancer among health workers and the general public as well as increasing access to optimal treatment to cure cancers.

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She revealed that a report by the LCCG has revealed that about 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Approximately 80 percent of the world’s children with cancer live in low middle-income countries where more than 80 percent die of the disease.

“In Ghana, even though there is no comprehensive epidemiological data on the magnitude of childhood cancers, it is estimated that about 1 in 500 children will be affected by 15 years of age.

…This is according to evaluation data from more developed countries. Hence with Ghana’s over 24 million, it is expected that about 1,000 children below 15 years of age be affected yearly. Most cancers, frequently seen at the Paediatric Cancer Unit, are lymphomas, leukemia, kidney cancers, eye cancers, and others,” Dr. Akua Sarpong revealed.

So far, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi are the only hospitals having comprehensive Paediatric Cancer Units with about 300 cases are seen yearly in total by the two centers.

The expensive nature of the treatment processes and the drugs, childhood cancer has often led to huge financial burdens on families and in most cases death of infants.

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The Association of Tennis Professionals, popularly known as ATP is a professional tennis tournament. The ATP world tour is a worldwide event for men. There are only four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open. ATP happens to fall in the minor category with Monte Carlo, ITF and Davis Cup. (more…)

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1xBet promo code for new customers: 1xVip200. 1xBet Official Website gives you a 200% sign-up bonus on your first deposit. All you need to do is specify the promo code during registration, which will activate all the bonus offers at 1xBet. (more…)

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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’

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Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.

Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.

The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.

 Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.

In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.

This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.

Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.

Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:

  • Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
  • All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
  • Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.

The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause.  As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing

The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven  behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.

For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana

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MTN Urges Customers To Register Their Sim Cards Before The September 30 SIMRegistration Deadline

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With only three days to the  September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.

All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.

Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.

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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”

“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.

To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.

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Ghana ranks 88th in the world by Digital Quality of Life …Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa ?

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Global digital wellbeing study finds that Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa. (more…)

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