IFRC

Ghana

10 July 2009

Rainy season in West and Central Africa: the IFRC's "early warning, early action"-system in practice

The rainy season has begun in West and Central Africa and torrential rain has already caused damage in Benin, the Central African Republic and Ghana.
Ghana: the Red Cross builds new houses for victims of last year’s floods
18 April 2008

Ghana: the Red Cross builds new houses for victims of last year’s floods

Life is now back to normal in the village of Daboya in northern Ghana.
Ghana Red Cross: recent floods a good test for disaster preparedness
20 November 2007

Ghana Red Cross: recent floods a good test for disaster preparedness

Ghana Red Cross was one of the National Societies which responded to the recent floods that devastated West Africa.
Aid needed to rebuild collapsed houses in Upper Eastern Ghana
2 October 2007

Aid needed to rebuild collapsed houses in Upper Eastern Ghana

Aduko Akolbire, a widow from Soe community, Upper Eastern Ghana, is leaning against the wall of her hut.
Northern Ghana in urgent need of food after devastating floods
25 September 2007

Northern Ghana in urgent need of food after devastating floods

In Northern Ghana, the White Volta River is about four times wider than it is normally.
Empowering Ghanaian women
20 June 2003

Empowering Ghanaian women

In the 1970s, villages around Wassa Akropong, in western Ghana, like many parts of the country, were prone to measles, whooping cough and other diseases.
28 March 2003

Red Cross mothers clean up Accra’s Big Gutter

At eight o'clock every morning, a band of hardy women from a Red Cross Mothers' Club living in a shanty area of the Ghanian capital, Accra, put on their wellington boots, pick up wooden handled rakes and set off for a nearby waterway known locally as the
Ghana measles campaign gives chance to tackle malaria too
14 March 2003

Ghana measles campaign gives chance to tackle malaria too

iA recent meeting of Measles Initiative partners in Washington heard that they were on track to meet their target of immunising 200 million African children by 2006, thus saving 1.
Ghana goes high tech to beat measles
4 January 2002

Ghana goes high tech to beat measles

It's an incongruous but wonderful sight - a Red Cross volunteer walking through the bush in Western Ghana, Personal Digital Assistant in hand.
25 April 2001

Meningitis sweeps sub-Saharan Africa

At least 3,500 people have died in the worst outbreak of meningoccal meningitis to sweep sub-Saharan Africa in the last decade.

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