Accra, Ghana - For a man who once wrestled a runaway cow to the ground, Ali (not his real name) appears timid and tranquil. The notoriety he gained on the bustling narrow streets of Newtown, a suburb of Accra, is something he is trying to shake off. His “rebirth” began four months earlier when he committed to never again taking Tramadol, a synthetic opioid used to moderate severe pain.

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October 23 - Malnutrition prevents almost a fifth of children in Ghana from growing properly. The problem is particularly acute in Bentum, Apprah and Nyanyano, rural communities with scant medical facilities, where pregnant women rarely get the right food and mothers have nowhere to turn.

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ACCRA, 21 May 2017 - More than one million African children have benefitted from social enterprise development in Africa in the last five years, according to a new report released by Reach for Change Africa.

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ACCRA, 27 February 2017 - Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has called for zero tolerance on child marriages in Africa.

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BANJUL, 31 October 2016 - Ghana has submitted the consolidated report on national development strategy for the protection of children to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), 28 Ordinary session and the 12 Pre-session of the Committee meeting at Banjul, Gambia.

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25 October 2016 - A five-year project aimed at eradicating child marriage in some parts of the country has been launched in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

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2 août 2016 – L'économie ghanéenne perd environ 2,6 milliards de dollars par an, soit 6,4% du PIB, en raison des effets néfastes de la sous-nutrition chez les enfants, selon une nouvelle étude des Nations Unies publiée mardi à Accra, la capitale du Ghana.

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2 August 2016 – The economy of Ghana has been losing some $2.6 billion annually – or 6.4 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) – due to child undernutrition, according to a new United Nations study launched today in the country’s capital, Accra.

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02 May 2016 - Organizations fighting human trafficking in Ghana are raising the alarm over the number of children being trafficked within the country. Over 10,000 children are estimated to be working under dangerous conditions.

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11th February 2016 - The Government of Ghana has launched a national campaign to end child marriage, a practice that affects 1 in 5 girls in the country.

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