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Food everywhere but preservation is a problem. Image credit - GBN

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Planting for Food and Jobs may have been one of the contributory factors to the abundance of food items in our markets today. But the rains have also been kind to our planting strategy,...

Weddings Today

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“A sum of hundred and fifty thousand Ghana Cedis (GH 150.000) took away the joy we ever dreamt of after their marriage.”

The author, Kobina Ansah

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The Apple we see today could definitely not have African blood running through it obviously because our brands are built around founders and not customers.

File image - Asawase zongo youths burn down police station over injustice following the killing of 7 individuals on allegation of being armed robbers.

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The current Ghanaian media landscape is politically polarised and heavily commercialised.

Trivializing the National Discourse: The Matter of Courier Drones

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But the big elephant still staring us in the room is, was this the best we could get out of such a deal? Well, I hesitate to think so, especially judging from the figures we’re being told are the cost per drone.

Pay to play disguised as filing fees - Prof. Kwaku Asare

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We have to think of rights, especially voting rights and ballot access broadly and seriously. Our politics must be inclusive rather than exclusive.

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,...

2018 National Best Farmer Mr James Obeng Boateng (R) with President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

According to President Akufo-Addo, since assuming office, his government has left no one in doubt about the importance of agriculture as one of the cogs for accelerating economic growth.

File image - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana News

“These themes chosen for our Dialogues reflect the collective resolve of our two sides to re-orient our cooperation towards the attainable vision of a ‘Ghana beyond Aid.’

Elikplim L. Agbemava

Ghana News

He had also indicated that, if nothing substantial was done about the fees, he was not likely to run as a matter of principle and not because he could not pay.

Ghana to own 10 per cent of national airline

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A final agreement is expected to be signed before Christmas. The airline is also expected to start flying early next year.

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

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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.

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"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.

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.

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO). Image credit - BBC

World

At a hearing Friday in Vancouver, a Canadian prosecutor argued that Meng — who has spent most of the past week at a women's detention facility in a suburb of Vancouver — should be denied bail pending possible extradition to the United States because she was a flight risk.

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe. AP Photo

World

The backpedaling by President Emmanuel Macron's government appeared designed to calm the nation, coming three days after the worst unrest on the streets of Paris in decades.

© AFP | A demonstrator holds a French flag as they walk amid the tear gas during a protest of Yellow Vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, on December 1, 2018, in Paris.

World

The so-called "Yellow Vest" anti-government protests that have swept France over the last fortnight were sparked initially by a rise in taxes on diesel.

Mexican Air Force Presidential Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is pictured at a hangar before is put up for sale by Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

World

The $218 million presidential jet acquired in late 2012 is one of 60 government planes that will be sold, in addition to 70 helicopters, said Urzua.

Global efforts to thwart climate change far off course, UN says. Reuters image

World

With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, the world has seen a crescendo of deadly wildfires, flooding, heatwaves and hurricanes.

File image. The people of Togo take to the streets to protest against President Faure Gnassingbe rigime. December 08, 2018.

Africa

His father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, ruled Togo for 38 years, together, the dynasty has been charge of the country for 51 years and counting.

Report: Three Dead in Latest Crackdown Against Opposition Forces in Togo

Africa

"They have been shooting live bullets at civilians wounding dozens and killing three today including an 11 years old boy. We have information that the upcoming days will get worse if ..."

Diane Shima Rwigara, a prominent critic of Rwanda's president Paul Kagame, arrives at the courtroom in Kigali, Rwanda, Dec. 6, 2018.

Africa

She repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent and denounced Kagame's Rwandan Patriotic Front's tight control of the country since it assumed control after ending genocide in the east African country in 1994.

Protesters in Togo protest against upcoming Referendum. Image credit – Doug Coltart/Twitter, November 29th, 2018.

Africa

At the heart of the current political unrest in Togo is the call by the opposition, united in Brigitte Adjamagbo's C14 (platform of fourteen parties), and a young civil society, ...

File image - Thousands cap off 2017 in Togo with huge protest march against President Faure Gnassingbe

Africa

Local elections and a constitutional referendum will be held on December 16 while legislative polls are four days later.

Many Africans risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean

Africa

"I envision that our own African growth model will drive an African miracle. Sustained high economic growth in the continent will be driven by African unity and political and economic integration," the AU envoy for Infrastructure Development, Raila Odinga, said.

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Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake scores the game-winning touchdown to stun the Patriots, 34-33 on Sunday. (AP)

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Gronkowski’s postgame reaction on the loss: “It sucked.”

You ready for the nicest play of the season?

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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.