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US-based Ghanaian Surgeon To Continue Construction Of Multimillion Pharmaceutical Plant In Ghana

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United States-based Ghanaian surgeon Dr Michael K Obeng is set to continue the construction of a multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical plant in Ghana.

The project was started in 2019 to manufacture affordable and effective, superior quality medications that meet the highest international standards, for the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, malaria, and pain, therefore making a vital contribution in curbing and mitigating the challenges and risks associated with counterfeit medications imported from China, India, and Pakistan.

It came to a screeching halt due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. His goal is to continue the project this month and also to meet with corroborates from Belarus and Morocco.

The underlying motivation behind this project is to strengthen pharmaceutical manufacturing in Africa in order to improve public health outcomes and to positively contribute to economic development across the continent.

A statement by Dr Obeng with the heading ‘Drugs for Africans by Africans’ read “It is very evident that the disruption of COVID-19 has reinforced the necessity for closer integration amongst Africans to boost mutual self-sufficiency, strengthen the continent’s economies, and reduce dependence on external sources.”

It added, “projects such as these, significantly enhance the continent’s economic fortunes, creating prosperity, and providing opportunities for employment for the broad masses of Africans, particularly the youth.”

An award-winning, renowned Ghanaian American Harvard-trained plastic surgeon and a Global Health Strategist. Dr Michael K Obeng is a former Chief of Plastic Surgery, at St Elizabeth Boardman Health Centre in Ohio, US. A philanthropist, humanitarian, health-care consultant, and a true visionary, he has transcended barriers and all stereotypes; continuing to trail-blaze paths that many only dream of.”

Dr. Obeng founded R.E.S.T.O.R.E (Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts) Worldwide in 2008, an organization that provides free reconstructive surgeries in various African countries to children and adults with disfiguring deformities from birth, accidents, and diseases, involving not only the head and neck region but also the extremities, trunk, and breasts. R.E.S.T.O.R.E also educates local healthcare professionals on the latest techniques and safety measures in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

The Foundation has donated over 50 (fifty) million US Dollars worth of free of charge reconstructive surgeries in three different continents over the past 11 years. He is also the President and CEO of Global Health Solution, a healthcare consulting firm, that is bridging the gap between morbidity and healthy living.

Dr Miko, as he is fondly known, believes that “a healthy nation is a wealthy nation”.

The sector makes significant contributions to the overall economic development through enhanced export activity, increased intra-African trade, the emergence of supportive industries and the reduced reliance on imports of which very limited oversight by national regulatory authorities is possible thus contributes to the increasing pressure on national foreign exchange reserves and foster trade deficits, which result in negative impacts on national economies.

Ghana’s pharmaceutical sector is valued at US$ 300 million and comprises consumer/retail sales as well as the export of products to other West African countries.

The industry boasts an estimated 40 registered manufacturers of which 22 are currently active. Ghana’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector directly employs 5,000 workers, 10 manufacturers account for 80% of the total industry output which in turn provides the springboard for Africa’s economic integration and rapid growth.

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Opens Nominations For 23rd Edition

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The organisers if the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana, have opened nominations for this year’s edition.

They are therefore calling on all GH artistes, producers, and record labels with works released between Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2021 to submit your entries for VGMA23 nominations to www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

See their press release below:

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KiDi, Kuami Eugene To Perform At Indigo At The O₂ In London On March 6

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Lynx Entertainment signees, KiDi and Kuami Eugene are spreading their wings as far as their music careers are concerned.

While their songs are making inroads into other music markets the world over, they are not resting on their laurels in their bid to have a physical presence in those areas.

On 6th March 2022, the two Ghanaian music superstars will be performing at the Indigo at the O2 in London.

KiDi and Kuami Eugene are two of Ghana’s illustrious sons in the music industry who have enjoyed critical and commercial success, less than six years into their music careers.

They have quickly established themselves and have found places in the Highlife and Afrobeats genres.

KiDi, who is currently Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Afrobeats Artiste of the Year has released hugely successful singles such as ‘Odo’, ‘Say Cheese’, ‘Enjoyment’ and the 2021 smash hit ‘Touch It’ which went viral on TikTok and spent several weeks on the UK Afrobeats Chart and the Billboard Global Triller Chart.

Kuami Eugene is a four-time Highlife Artist of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). He also won the ultimate slot (Artiste of the Year) at the 2020 VGMA.

He is known for hit songs such as ‘Angela’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Wish Me Well’, ‘Open Gate’ and is currently enjoying a lot of success with his massive collaborations such as ‘Happy Day’ (with Sarkodie) and ‘Love Nwantiti’ remix (with Ckay and Joeboy).

Kuami and KiDi are also loved for their riveting stagecraft and have rocked a lot of high-profile stages (both home and abroad).

Click on the link below for all your ticket reservations: https://www.axs.com/uk/events/421801/kidi-and-kuami-eugene-tickets?skin=indigo

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Juliet Ibrahim Collaborates With United Airlines For “A Toast To Life” Book Tour

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Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim teams up with global airline company United Airlines as she is set to tour America with her book ‘A Toast To Life’.

This collaboration comes as Juliet Ibrahim was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 by MIPAD.

As a Mipadian, The Actress will be working with United Airlines to promote their routes across continents.

Announcing the new partnership via social media, a delighted Juliet, expressed how it will be easier to go on her tour due to the convenience of a direct flight from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America.

She wrote; ” Super excited to be collaborating with @united this January as I tour the USA with my book @atoasttolifebook Flying direct from Ghana and Nigeria to Dulles airport is so convenient! Let the globetrotting #2022 begin!!! Thanks to @mipad100 for the connect. #USAtriploading #Traveltheworld #United #MyUnitedJourney”

‘A Toast To Life’ is a highly acclaimed auto-biography detailing how Juliet Ibrahim survived three civil wars and how she lost some family members while her family was trying to escape from rebels. The book also reveals her survival from rape and sexual abuse, the ups and downs of her previous relationships, dealing with self-esteem issues, depression and Motherhood.

‘A Toast To Life’ is available for purchase online on Amazon, Kindle, and in several bookstores.

United Airlines is a major American-owned company that flies direct from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America and vice versa. The airline operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six inhabited continents. United Airlines is the third-largest airline in the world and the actress turn author is indeed going global.

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