A Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) cited by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported at least 44% of children between 6 and 59 months in the Upper East region as carrying disturbing loads of malaria parasites in their bloodstreams.

Master Fabia Sotenga, Senior Prefect of the Wa Methodist School for the Blind, has expressed appreciation to Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur for donating a ram and two bags of rice to the school. He said providing food and other logistics to students of the school motivated them to study. The Senior Prefect further appealed to benevolent organisations and individuals to come to their aid and support them with their basic needs.

Approximately 75 percent of children in Accra Town, an island community close to Yeji in the Brong-Ahafo Region are not enrolled in school or getting proper education due the persistence of child labour.

Of the more than1,000 children of school going age in the island, only 250 of them are enrolled in school, Communications Manager of Challenging Heights, Ms Pomaa Arthur, has revealed.

Source: GNA - A medical team from Missouri in the United States, in collaboration with Ghana Baptist Convention Churches (GBC) in Yendi in the Northern Region, has donated $140,000 worth of drugs to Yendi Municipal Hospital.

The donation was done in partnership with Care for Ghana, a non-governmental organisation.

Some of the equipment include, large quantity of anesthesia machines, catheters and supplies, clip appliers and non sterile, stethoscope, examination tables, tillers, sterile gowns, blades with handles, boxes of gloves, surgical and boxes of masks.

Source: GNA - The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is to set up a Child Support Unit (CSU) to alleviate the challenges that caregivers and children face in ensuring compliance with enforcement orders.

Source: GNA - The Sekondi-Takoradi Area Women’s Movement of the Apostolic Church, Ghana has donated various food items, detergents, clothing and toiletries for the upkeep of the inmates of the School of the Deaf at Inchaban, near Sekondi.

Source: GNA - Nana Oye Lithur, Minister, Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said a social protection package for street children in the country would soon be introduced.

The package, likely to be “cash transfer” under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, is expected to help improve the situation amongst street children.

Bright Future Voluntary Organization, a Christian NGO based in Kasoa Central Region, has condemned the disgusting rate at which children of school going age are being used to sell on the streets.

The NGO led by Mr. Raphael Nyame, observed that the practice is becoming rampant in Kasoa and called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the concerned authorities to do something to curtail the situation.

Source: GNA - Item worth hundreds of Ghana Cedis are feared to have been lost when fire gutted parts of the building housing the Adansi South Health Directorate during the early dawn of last Monday.

Source: GNA - School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinators in eight districts of the Northern Region have been trained on common mental disorders and human rights to help promote mental health education in their schools.

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