Options for Confronting the Adult Social Care Conundrum

“Hard as it is to acknowledge, Smitty’s reaction to death was pretty typical. It hurts too much to see a stranger die, let alone someone you love and respect. Most folks would prefer just to ride away, leave the dead to do their dying, and only afterwards think on the good times.” C.A. Tedeschi In […]

Options for Confronting the Adult Social Care Conundrum

“Hard as it is to acknowledge, Smitty’s reaction to death was pretty typical. It hurts too much to see a stranger die, let alone someone you love and respect. Most folks would prefer just to ride away, leave the dead to do their dying, and only afterwards think on the good times.” C.A. Tedeschi In […]

Care for the Elderly in Ghana’s Changing Age Demographic

“Death is not an evil, because it frees us from all evils, and while it takes away good things, it takes away also the desire for them. Old age is the supreme evil, because it deprives us of all pleasures, leaving us only the appetite for them, and it brings with it all sufferings. Nevertheless, […]

From Pandemic to Endemic: the Ethics of Vaccine Sale Profits

Lower middle-income countries would be scratching their heads with the announcement by Great Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, that it expects to move away from selling its COVID-19 vaccine Vaxzevria at cost price to a scheme where a modest profit is made. According to the company’s Chief Executive Pascal Soriot, they will offer affordable and […]

From Pandemic to Endemic: the Ethics of Vaccine Sale Profits

*Photo credit: ABC News Lower middle-income countries would be scratching their heads with the announcement by Great Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, that it expects to move away from selling its COVID-19 vaccine Vaxzevria at cost price to a scheme where a modest profit is made. According to the company’s Chief Executive Pascal Soriot, they […]

Parliamentary immunity: a ticket above the law?

The ongoing impasse between the Ghana Police Service and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Mr. Francis Xavier-Sosu, supported by the Speaker of Parliament, over unsuccessful attempts by the Police to invite the MP to assist with investigations relating to a demonstration he is said to have led raises a key constitutional question […]

Fact checking the CNN interview with Ghanaian MP over proposed anti-gay bill in Ghana

A CNN interview of Ghanaian MP, Sam George, on or about October 8, 2021, over a proposed bill—the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 (‘anti-gay bill’)—appears to have won the lead sponsor of the bill praise in some quarters in Ghana for defense of the bill. The anti-gay bill seeks, in a nutshell, […]

Why proponents of Ghana’s ‘anti-gay bill’ get it so wrong

*Featured image credit: The United Nations The propriety of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 (‘anti-gay bill’) has generated national conversations in the past few weeks. The anti-gay bill seeks, in a nutshell, to criminalise LGBTQ+ sexual relationships and associations. The bill also criminalises directly or indirectly, a […]

Vaccine Available: What next for Africa’s fight against malaria?

Originally published on ThinkNovate Photo credit – GAVI, vaccine alliance   On the 12th of June 2021 at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, Kenyan singer, rapper and songwriter Don Chrisantos Michael Wanzala better known as Don Santo stated that “what the world needs today are alliances that improve the lives of people by creating opportunities and […]