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Attempted Suicide Is Not A Crime – Mental Health Authority

The Mental Health Authority says it has initiated steps to have suicide decriminalised, saying it is a medical condition that needs health support rather than imprisonment. This follows the “unprecedented wave” of suicide and attempted suicide cases, especially among the youth in 2017. Speaking at the launch of the Mental …

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Cases Of Medical Negligence In Ghana On The Rise – AMMV

A patient-centered non-governmental group is leading a campaign to bring justice to victims of medical negligence in Ghana. According to the Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Victims, it has recorded 60% success in medical negligence suits brought against health facilities and medical staff. This comes as the Ashanti Regional Directorate of …

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 Observed

Introduction Today, Saturday 10th September 2021, is globally marked as Suicide Prevention Day with a repeated befitting theme captioned “A renewed worldwide commitment to prevent suicides: creating hope through action”. The theme encourages us to rethink our proactive actions to reduce the incidence of suicide. Over the years the day …

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