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I therefore struggle, based on the numbers, to accept that the brouhaha regarding sexual violence is overblown. If anything, my view is that our culture makes it more difficult for us to face up to the problem.

Talking Numbers; The Quicksand Conundrum

In the opinion of Rainer Maria Rilke, “Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”

Over the years we have been made to believe that the reasons for poor healthcare delivery in Ghana are a result of inadequate health professional numbers, lack of infrastructure and the availability of money. In this piece, ...

When Inputs do not match Outcomes: Healthcare Efficiency in Ghana

Philip José Farmer in The Dark Design argues “You had to make your choice between survival and efficiency, though in the long run survival was optimum efficiency, no matter how much time and effort it took.”

A look at the leadership of these bodies indicates that they are all appointed at the behest of the Executive President and fall under the domain of Article 71 officeholders. Thus, all these leaders have a tenure whose apron strings are tied to the umbilicus of our political establishment.

For Better or Worse? Executive Influence and Health Regulation

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” George Carlin

Transparency is not part of our culture and would not be anytime soon. Therefore our society obfuscates on conjecture, gossip and innuendo.

What The KATH Blood Scare Teaches Us

According to Joseph Pulitzer, “there is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.” I strongly agree.

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