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Dr Oduro Osae (left), Governance Expert, Dr Esther Ofei Aboagye (middle),Chairperson Star Ghana and Professor Kwesi Prempeh, Executive Director of CDD Ghana at one of their panel discussions

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CSOs continue to engage the government and citizens by influencing public policy through advocacy campaigns, policy formulation and implementation, awareness creation, education and capacity building.

A mortgage helps to raise funds to buy real estate. Image credit - Ghana talk business

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In Ghana, mortgages are written by banks, notably GHL Bank, Republic Bank, Stanbic Bank and others.

The Lost Okada Fight

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That statistic is not surprising to me, in a country that, until recently, had not regarded bicycles and motorcycles as a means of transportation.

Ghana Must Use Outer Space For National Development. Image credit - Forbes

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This is a wise move considering that Investment Bank Goldman Sachs projects that the global space industry will be worth more than a whopping $1 trillion US dollars by the 2040s.

Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe

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President Akufo-Addo during his appointment of Ministers of state appointed Mr Dan Kweku Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere as the Minister of the ‘virgin Ministry.’

One of the drones ready ready to be launched to deliver blood within 17 minutes by air. It will take two hours by road. Image credit - graphiccomgh

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According to the United Nations, countries that went through such terrible and barbaric wars usually took about 60 years to rebuild. But Rwanda has been rebuilt in about 20 years.

Former President Rawlings (L) with his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah and former President John Mahama at the chamber of Parliament on Thursday morning during the SONA. Pictures by SAMUEL TEI ADANO and EMMANUEL ASAMOAH ADDAI

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According to the president, citizens and future generations would not forgive the current leaders, if they sit aloof for the country’s peace to be undermined by politically related violence.

Making Accra the cleanest city in Africa on course - Akufo-Addo

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He added that the government in 2018 also constructed more than 35,000 household toilets to deal with open defecation.

Why didn't Akufo-Addo talk about the falling cedi in SONA - Avedzi

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“This is something that the president must talk about because, it is very important to the business man, the president should tell us what he is going to do to arrest the fall of the value of the cedi, he didn’t talk about it.

File image - Alban Bagbin

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Mr Bagbin, who is also the longest serving Member of Parliament in the Fourth Republic, is among seven other candidates seeking to become the flag bearer of the NDC for the 2020 election.

File image - Delali Kwasi Brempong, the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

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He said his house was not a warehouse but a seven-bedroom apartment that had a garage and private working offices for himself and his son.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Deputy Education Minister in charge of General Education

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The payment of extra classes fees does not provide the opportunity for acceleration or remediation for students who cannot afford to pay.

U.N. agencies warn listening to loud music is unsafe and can cause permanent damage to hearing.

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U.N. health experts say they do not want to deprive younger people of the enjoyable experience of listening to music regularly on their headphones. But they warn listening to loud music is unsafe and can cause permanent damage to hearing.

FILE - A Sierra Leonean nurse and doctor stand by a patient in a Lassa fever ward at Kenema Government Hospital in southeastern Sierra Leone, Feb. 7, 2011.

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West Africa is in the midst of a seasonal outbreak, which usually flares between December and March. The disease is endemic in the region so, the current outbreak was expected. But, ...

Study: Opioid Prescriptions for Pets Surge, Mirroring Human Crisis

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"However, the risk to humans is that leftover opioid prescriptions to animals end up in the same medicine cabinets as leftover opioids for people, leading to opportunities for misuse by teenagers or unintentional exposures in children that can be lethal," Perrone said by email.

Joie Henney cuddles up with Wally, a 4-foot-long emotional support alligator. Image credit - news wires

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Wally was rescued from outside Orlando at 14 months old. Henney says Wally eats chicken wings and shares an indoor plastic pond ...

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.

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

Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin

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Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first step to deploy missiles in response to Washington’s decision this month to quit a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty.

File image - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks to supporters during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the taking of the national palace by the sandinistas guerrilla at 1978, in Managua, Nicaragua August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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Despite the sentence, the country’s constitution establishes that no Nicaraguan can spend more than 30 years in prison.

Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Maduro

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Trump, in Miami, appealed to Venezuelan soldiers to ignore orders from President Nicolas Maduro and accept the amnesty offer made by the head of the national assembly, Juan Guaido, ...

Presidential candidate Nayib Bukele of the Great National Alliance (GANA) casts his vote next to his wife Gabriela Rodriguez during the presidential election in San Salvador, El Salvador, February 3, 2019.

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"At this moment we can announce with total certainty that we have won the presidency," Bukele told the crowd.

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war

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All Gulf states except Saudi Arabia allow Christian worship in churches or church compounds and other premises with special licenses. In Saudi Arabia, non-Muslims pray in secret gatherings in private homes and embassies.

nti-corruption outsider, Nayib Bukele. Image credit - news wires

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“We’re fed up of so much corruption, the Front (FMLN) and ARENA had their time to do something and they didn’t.”

Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ jailed 15 years

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Yang Feng Glan, was sentenced along with her Tanzanian co-accused Salivius Francis Matembo and Manase Julius Philemon.

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

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Buhari, in power since 2015, faces a tight election contest against Atiku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its top oil producer.

A rescue worker moves out from a shaft as retrieval efforts proceed for trapped artisanal gold miners near Kadoma, Zimbabwe, February 16, 2019, REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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The accident involving about 70 miners in Battlefields, 175 km (109 miles) west of the capital, happened on Tuesday night and has shone a light on the risks run by illegal gold miners,...

President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar. Image credit - African Arguments

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He said the delay was needed to hold a free and fair election.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

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The proposed amendments include an extension of the presidential term to six years from four in Article 140 of the constitution, and a “transitional” clause that would reset the clock, potentially allowing Sisi, 63, to stay in power until 2034.

Legal battle for control of Djibouti Ports comes to Hong Kong

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China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease

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Africa: Société Générale in Partnership with Rugby Africa

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This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing commitment to supporting the development and openness of rugby in France and internationally, especially in Africa.

Société Générale and Rugby Africa have agreed to join forces for the next two years to support the development of rugby in Africa, with a particular emphasis on rugby competitions for women and young athletes.

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)
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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.