Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns

Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new…

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt plastic…

Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants

Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The…

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a... Read more
36 people dead in Listeriosis outbreak in SA
Pretoria – More than 30 people have died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday morning that while Listeriosis is a serious disease, it is a disease which can be treated with antibiotics. The bacteria is found in soil, water and vegetation. Motsoaledi... Read more
Safe Water network seeks support to provide 1000 communities with water
SAFE WATER Network, a US-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with its branch in Ghana is calling on Government and other NGOs to support its quest in providing safe water to over 1000 communities in the country. According to Safe Water Network, which has been operating in the country for the... Read more
  Lack of potable water  :300 boreholes ,50 small town water projects to be constructed
Over 300 boreholes and 50 Small Town Water Projects will be constructed next year across the country by government to help mitigate water stress in parts of the country forcing many Ghanaians to depend on heavily polluted river bodies . According to  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) ,close to... Read more
Birim North engulfs in filth as Newmont stops paying for waste management
There is a looming Cholera outbreak at Birim North District in the Eastern region as mining giant, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited – a subsidiary of Newmont mining corporation – has refused to pay for the cost of waste disposal in some communities affected with its mining activities. The situation... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
UCC Students to Provide Fish Smoking Machine to Duakro Fishmongers
Five students from the School of Agriculture are set to construct a modern for the people of Duakor, a fishing community in the Central Region. They are Messrs Osei Emmanuel, Danso Tony and Godswill Hygienus Miss. The rest are Miss Adeisu Diana Vigah and Miss Adjoa Owusuwaa. The gesture... Read more
Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner
FREETOWN (Reuters) – Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa’s worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday after... Read more
NADMO orders KMA to close down refuse Transfer site
The Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has ordered the Waste Management unit at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to shut down the refuse Transfer Site at both Nana Akwasi Agyemang/Serwaa Nyarko SHS area and that of Yenyaaso. The Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire speaking to Abusua... Read more
AMA launches new strategy to ensure good sanitation
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has called for support to strengthen the capacity of the Environmental Health Officers to ensure effective monitoring. He said inadequate logistics had been a major constraint to the health officers of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for efficient monitoring and... Read more