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NCDs CSO Manifesto Puts NCDs at the Centre of Ghana’s 2020 Election Agenda

GhNCDA presents comprehensive manifesto on non-infectious diseases

Political parties urged to prioritise NCDs as they campaign for power

Make Prevention Of NCDs Your Number One Priority In Primary Healthcare Delivery: Ghana NCD Alliance Tells Political Parties

Govt told not to neglect non-communicable diseases in Covid-19 fight

People Living with Non-Communicable Diseases Struggling To Access Healthcare Amid Covid-19

PLWNCDs need full health services amidst COVID-19 – GhNCDA

People living with non-communicable diseases face disruptions in health delivery services in Covid -19 era in Ghana

Public urged to show love and care for Covid-19 patients

Ghana Health Service investigates high rate of Covid-19 deaths in Ashanti Region

Global Action Plan Signatory Agencies back Ghana’s Health Financing Reforms

On World No-Tobacco Day 2020

CSOs call on government to ban shisha smoking in Ghana

Covid-19 did not come to stop non-communicable diseases – Dr Beatrice Wiafe Addai

World No Tobacco Day: VALD, GhNCDA, MATCOH, Others renew call for a on Ban Shisha use

Tobacco is still targeted at children- enforce the tobacco control laws NOW

5,000 Ghanaian children between 10 and14 years smoke – VALD

Full text of Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis

Ghana NCD Alliance embarks on COVID-19 education

President Akufo-Addo Provides Update On Ghana’s Enhanced Response To COVID-19

Non-Communicable Diseases Contributing to Coronavirus Deaths

Use COVID-19 to Enforce Ban on Tobacco Products in Ghana–VALD Urges Govt

COVID-19: GhNCDA entreats members, Ghanaians to abide by directives

People living with non-communicable diseases must be protected to contain the Corona Virus (COVID 19)

Ban Sale of Cigarette, Alcohol in Ghana amid COVID-19 – Gov’t Advised

Be more responsible for your health - President urges citizenry

‘Non-communicable diseases fatal and counter-productive to development’ – Dr. Beatrice Wiafe

Smoking and drinking link to recreational drug use by young people: UN-backed report

"Celebrities Who Have Proper Sense Will Not Endorse Alcohol" - Gyedu Blay Ambolley

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Why the FDA must maintain the ban preventing celebrities from alcohol advertisement

For sure, no attempt by some members of the Ghanaian media and some Ghanaian celebrities to pressure the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to lift the ban preventing celebrities from alcohol advertisement in Ghana should be entertained, especially because the motive for the ban is in the best interest of public health and the protection of our children.

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You're selfish – 7 NGOs tackle Wendy Shay on alcohol ad ban

Some NGOs have chastised Afropop songstress Wendy Shay for encouraging her colleague celebrities to fight the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) over the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic products by people of her calibre.Wendy Shay, in a tweet, said she lost a foreign contract due to the FDA ban.

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Apologize for comments on alcohol ban - NGOs to Wendy Shay

A number of civil society groups have demanded that Afrobeats artiste, Wendy Shay, apologise to Ghanaian youth for asking the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to lift the ban on celebrities endorsing alcoholic beverages.

CSOs Chases Wendy Shay Over Bad Comment

Civil Society Organizations CSOs are calling for the head of Ghanaian musician, Wendy Shay over her call on the Food and Drugs Authority FDA to lift ban on celebrities to advertise alcoholic beverages. The united CSOs have noted that her commitment did not only exposed her selfish interest but to ridicule the future of Ghanaian youth.

GHANA NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES ALLIANCE TRAINS JOURNALISTS

The Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GHNCDA) has organised a one-day media engagement and training for journalists in Accra.The training, which was on the theme: Mainstreaming Non- Communicable Diseases prevention and control in the media, to inspire journalists to use the media to educate people on the dangers of NCDs.

Ghana to approve draft policy on NCDs to reduce deaths

Dr Gyan Awuah Baffour, a Special Advisor to the Minister of Health, has said Ghana will soon implement its policy on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to minimise related deaths.

Norway launches strategy to combat Non-communicable Diseases

As the first country in the world, Norway launches a strategy to combat Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in low-income countries as part of Norway's development aid. The government's new strategy focuses on important target areas and effective measures. Now the strategy must be operationalised and put into action.

Ghana needs practical solutions to reduce diabetes -NCD Alliance 

The Ghana Non-communicable Disease Alliance (Ghana NCD Alliance) has expressed worry over the continuous rise in the number of diabetes cases in the country as Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Diabetes Day, which fell on November 14, 2019.

Increasing Tax on Tobacco, Alcohol, SSB: Gov. must consider research analysis

…Before implementation – Expert
A tax expert has cautioned the government against proposals by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other activists to increase tax on tobacco, alcohol and other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB).

The NCD Alliance supported the Ghana NCD Alliance to attend the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa from 19-23 August in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

As every year, WHO regional offices schedule their Regional Committee Meetings (RCM) between the months of August and October, in order to discuss and monitor progress on regional commitments.

Let’s collaborate to make life better for people living with NCDs – Dr, Nsiah-Asare

The response to the growing NCDs epidemic that is accounting for 94,000 preventable deaths in Ghana each year will be strengthened by the involvement of people living with NCDs with the launch last week in Accra of the Ghana Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs, developed by the Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA) in consultation with over 100 people living with NCDs and health stakeholders.

Launch of the Ghana Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs

The response to the growing NCDs epidemic that is accounting for 94,000 preventable deaths in Ghana each year will be strengthened by the involvement of people living with NCDs with the launch last week in Accra of the Ghana Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs, developed by the Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA) in consultation with over 100 people living with NCDs and health stakeholders.

Pragmatic solutions are urgently needed to reduce the incidence of diabetes in Ghana



As Ghana join the world to mark World Diabetes Day, 2019 on 14th November, 2019 on the theme: “the Family and Diabetes”, the Ghana Non Communicable Disease Alliance (Ghana NCD Alliance) expresses worry over the rise in the number of diabetes cases in Ghana. Despite the various awareness campaigns by organizations and other relevant institutions, not much progress is being felt.

2020 Budget: Stakeholders Propose Increase In Tobacco And Alcohol Tax

Ahead of the presentation of the 2020 Budget and Economic Policy statement of the government to Parliament later next month some
individuals and civil society organizations are of the view that the government must seriously consider increasing tax on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy commodities such as sugar and sweeteners.

NGO calls for pragmatic solutions to reduce diabetes cases

The Ghana Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (Ghana NCD Alliance), a non-governmental organization, has expressed worry over the rising cases of diabetes and called for pragmatic solutions to reduce the incidence in the country.

2020 Budget Means More Deaths From Chronic Non Communicable Diseases

The Ghana Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion convened by the Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has expressed its displeasure at the government’s neglect of the concerns and health of the people, despite various engagements by civil society groups and Ghanaians for an increase in tax on tobacco, alcohol and other unhealthy products.

Tax expert cautions gov’t against alcohol, cigarette tax increment

A tax expert has cautioned government against proposals by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other activists to increase tax of tobacco, alcohol and other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB).

Government urged to increase taxes on tobacco and alcohol in 2020 Budget

Stakeholders fighting against the spread of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country are proposing an increment in taxes on tobacco, cigarette, alcohol and other sugar-sweetened products to increase their prices so as to make them unattractive for consumption.

94, 4000 people die annually from non-communicable diseases

The Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GhNCDA) have raised concerns about the alarming but preventable deaths of some 94, 4000 persons from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Ghana each year.

Include Non-Communicable Diseases on NHIS – Group to gov’t

The Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Alliance, an advocacy group championing the rights of persons living with NCDs is calling on government to as a matter of urgency include NCDs on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Ghana’s health system is under stress as a result of rapid spread of NCDs

The Chairperson of the Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GhNCDA), and also Chairperson of the Ghana Cancer Board, Dr. Beatrice Wiafi-Addai, has hinted that 44% of all deaths are attributable to Non-Communicable Disease.

Tax expert cautions gov’t against alcohol, cigarette tax increment

A tax expert has cautioned government against proposals by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other activists to increase tax of tobacco, alcohol and other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB).

No Sin Tax Means more Deaths from Chronic NCDs in Ghana

2020 Budget Statement: Means more deaths from chronic non communicable diseases in Ghana, as Government Refused to Raise Tax on Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Products to Improve Public Health and Generate Additional Revenue.

PLWNCDs demands inclusion in the drafting of National NCD Policy

Persons Living With Non Communicable Diseases (PLWNCDs) have called for their inclusion in the final drafting of the National NCD Policy and Strategy to enable them to promote their advocacy agenda.

NCDs contributing to 42% of deaths in Ghana

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancers and mental health are contributing to 42 percent of all deaths in Ghana each year, even though they are treatable.

Government urged to increase taxes on tobacco and alcohol in 2020 Budget

Stakeholders fighting against the spread of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country are proposing an increment in taxes on tobacco, cigarette, alcohol and other sugar-sweetened products to increase their prices so as to make them unattractive for consumption.

Ecobank Launches 3-Year Plan To Create Awareness On Non-Communicable Diseases

Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Mr. Daniel Sackey has organized a forum in collaboration with the NCD Alliance and other partners like the Ghana health service to create awareness on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with special attention to their prevention and treatment to mark Ecobank Day celebration.