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Medical Drones Saga In Ghana – An Aviation Safety Risk Perspective And Way Forward

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From a flight operations and safety management perspective, there are some concerns that needs to be addressed before the entire project will be deemed safe in the airspace of Ghana.

Drowning Ghana with Drones – Corruption, Incompetence and Arrogance (CIA)

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What is the drone system going to do? Deliver blood/blood products and emergency drugs. Really?

Memo to government: Add free intelligence to free education

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Thus, regardless of quality of test-scores, free education is a nation-builder. Having said these things we must turn to the practicalities of learning and of genius. Learning requires a “learner”.

St. Thomas Aquinas Old Boys' Association General Elections - A Battle of Ideas or Financial Muscles?

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I call on Old Toms, far and near to probe for the truth to save our association from the oppressors who will go the extra mile even if it will put their bank accounts in red to lead the association in order to boost their egos and lift them from their low esteem.

Celebrating living legends/leaders, Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor

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What is the essence of celebrating or praising the dead hyperbolically and posthumously? It is high time we started celebrating our leaders.

Prof George Gyan - Baffour, Minister of Planning.

Opinions

Then the best national and international economists would work diligently to estimate costs and benefits for these proposed policies.

FILE - Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Ghana News

Additionally, he warned that the new reforms placed a ban on the fabrication, transportation and use of dredging equipment for use in water bodies, ...

University of Ghana pulls down Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on campus

Ghana News

Some students and lecturers of the University of Ghana had called for the removal of the statue, because of what they said was Gandhi's “racist identity”.

Suspend drone medical deliveries deal - GMA to govt

Ghana News

In a statement Tuesday evening, the GMA said although it was not completely against the use of drones, it should be noted that different levels of care have different capacities to perform specific functions.

Ghana's Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Frank Okyere, and Japan's Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Himeno, exchanging the notes after the signing the agreement for the receipt of $57 million

Ghana News

However, the rapid increase of traffic volumes resulted in the deterioration of come sections of the loan, and the Government of Ghana, as a result, requested the rehabilitation.

Update: Lawyer for ATL 22 and alumnus recounts events that unfolded after the infamous rustication of 22 Mariners

Ghana News

Some Alumini of the Hall and the University doubted the students will be successful on their legal journey.

File image - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

Whilst in Japan, President Akufo-Addo will pay a courtesy call on the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Akihito, hold meetings with Chief Executive Officers of some important Japanese companies,...

In Ghana, Novartis is working with local private medicinal shops to make blood pressure screening more convenient and to dispense medicines from within the community. Image credit - walweed alzuhair/flicker

Health

In 2018, the Index reports that four of these companies are implementing or expanding commercial models in Africa that serve people on very low incomes

FILE - A replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris, Oct. 17, 2018.

Health

The redefinition of the kilogram, the globally approved unit of mass, was the mostly hotly anticipated change. For more than a century, ...

FILE - A street vendor sells illegal and false drugs in a street of Adjame in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Oct. 13, 2018.

Health

"Counterfeiters prey on poorer countries more than their richer counterparts, with up to 30 times greater penetration of fakes in the supply chain," said the report.

New US Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

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Only 20 percent of Americans get enough exercise now, and the childhood obesity problem has prompted the push to aim younger to prevent poor health later in life.

US Regulators Approve Powerful New Opioid Pill Despite Criticism

Health

The new drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday is five to 10 times more potent than pharmaceutical fentanyl and ...

Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford. Image credit - The Indianapolis Star

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Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford says she was on a flight home to Boston from Indianapolis when she said she noticed a woman next to her was hyperventilating.

Germany's top court tells lawmakers to recognize 'third gender. Image credit - thelocalde

World

The government had to act after Germany's highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to register as neither male nor female, ordering authorities to create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether.

This undated handout photo provided by the French police, shows Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in the shooting in Strasbourg, France, Dec. 11, 2018.

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Cherif Chekatt, 29, is the suspected gunman who killed three and injured another 13 during a shooting in Strasbourg on Tuesday, ...

Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war, condemns Saudi crown prince. ABC News

World

It’s the first time the Senate has voted to withdraw forces from a war Congress didn't approve.

STRASBOURG, France, Dec 11 (Reuters) – A gunman on a security watchlist killed at least two people and wounded at least 11 others.

World

Secular France has been grappling with how to respond to both homegrown jihadists and foreign militants following attacks in Paris, Nice, Marseille and beyond since 2015.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Last Words Revealed In Transcript: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ (CNN)

World

Turkish sources told Reuters a bone saw was used to dismember the journalist.

Nearly 1,400 arrests in French 'yellow vest' protests as government offers dialogue

World

Some 125,000 people across France donned yellow safety jackets to rally against President Emmanuel Macron and the high cost of living. In Paris, armored vehicles and thousands of police contained the demonstrators.

FILE - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari .

Africa

"Mr. President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we have to come together and think and rethink on the way forward,"

FILE - National Security Adviser John Bolton unveils the Trump Administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Dec. 13, 2018.

Africa

In prepared remarks, National Security Adviser John Bolton outlined a three-part policy that largely continues the United States’ existing approach to its military, trade and aid initiatives in Africa.

Congolese families sit at the Kyangwali refugee settlement camp, Uganda, March 19, 2018. A California company is testing an app in Uganda that lets refugees earn money for AI training.

Africa

He says the true number of those displaced by deadly clashes between armed groups and government forces is probably higher.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has ordered that the prosecution of 289 separatists be cancelled

Africa

FILE - A vendor waits for customers to exchange her goods for other goods at the barter market in Togoville, Nov. 24, 2018. Every Saturday on the northern shore of Lake Togo, some 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of the capital, Lome, Togoville runs a lively barter market.

Africa

At "Togossime" — "Togo market" in the local Ewe language — all sorts of goods are swapped but grains, chickens, fish and other seafood are the most popular.

Felix Tshisekedi (R) of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, hugs Vital Kamerhe (L) of Congo's Union for the Congolese Nation opposition party, after being endorsed Kamerhe at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 23, 2018.

Africa

"We want to leave after us all the bad things that Mr. Kabila has done in this country," Fayulu told VOA. "The bad things that the 20 years of Kabilisme have done in this country. Corruption, insecurity — the mass killing. That should be something that we have to make a big cause, so we can move ahead and change things in this country."

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Watford's centre back Chrisitan Kabasele clears gha468the ball from danger under pressure from Callum Paterson in the first half. Image credit - dailymail

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Watford held off a late Cardiff comeback attempt to end their recent six-game winless run, Crystal Palace grabbed a scrappy lone goal win over visiting Leicester, ...

Manchester City rebounded from last week’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea with a 3-1 win over Everton to reclaim the Premier League summit over idle Liverpool, who are set to play Manchester United tomorrow.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
Expertise
It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.