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Full Name, Age, Education, Qualifications, Family, And All You Need To Know About First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

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Full Name, Age, Education, Qualifications, Family, And All You Need To Know About First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo born Rebecca Naa Okaikor Griffiths-Randolph is the First Lady of Ghana as the wife of President Nana Akufo-Addo, 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

She is the daughter of the judge, Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph who served as the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana in the Third Republic, and Frances Phillipina Griffiths-Randolph.

She was born on March March 12 1951 in Ghana.

She attended the Achimota Primary School and the Wesley Grammar School in Dansoman in Greater Accra Region. She the4n proceeded to the Government Secretarial School where she qualified as a secretary.

Rebecca worked with the Merchant Bank before relocating to the United Kingdom. She was then a legal secretary for Clifford Chance/Ashurst Morris Crisp all multinational law firms in the United Kingdom.

Rebecca Akufo is a founding member and chairperson of the charity, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation founded in 2005. This foundation supports the national effort to reduce malarial infections in infants and young children.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo was installed as the Development Queen mother of Ada Traditional Area at the 82nd-anniversary celebration of Ada Asafotufiami festival in August 2019 and is known by the stool name Naana Ode Opeor Kabukie I.

She is a member of the Accra Ridge Church and the patron of the Infanta Malaria,a charity organization dedicated to the prevention of Malaria in children.

In 2017, she founded the Rebecca Akufo-Addo foundation, a non-governmental organization to enhance efforts of government amongst Ghanaian women and children. In November 2017, the Rebecca foundation signed a deal with Licang District Experimental School in Qingdao, China.

This was for an exchange program that would each year enable ten students from both countries to visit the other. This was a move would enhance academic, sports and cultural harmony between students of both countries.

In October 2018, The Rebecca Foundation rolled out the “Learning to read, reading to learn” project. This was to instill a culture of learning in children to enhance literacy. Some of the goals of the project were to build libraries across the country and introduce school and child-friendly programs to enable children to learn to read.

In November 2018, the Foundation launched the “Because I want to be” project. It provides a cushion for underprivileged girls in society and guarantees continuous education and skills training for female school dropouts.

The foundation built and commissioned a new Pediatric and Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in 2019.In January 2019, she launched the Free to Shine campaign. This was to stop mother-to-child transmission of AIDS and was in line with the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) drive.

In June 2019, the foundation presented six ambulances to some healthcare organizations to enhance the delivery of their services. The “Save the Child, Save the Mother” project established both a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

It was sponsored by the foundation together with the Multimedia Group and The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hopital and supported by the Manhyia Palace and the Government of Japan. The project was geared towards reducing maternal and infant mortality.

In September 2019, she made an appeal for the empowerment of women, at the United Nations General Assembly.This would make it possible for them to impact more on the welfare of their families and communities. It was at a side event put together by the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) and themed “Renewing commitment towards enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa”.

In January 2020, the foundation’s women empowerment program, the Terema Women’s Empowerment Initiative, in conjunction with the National Board for Small Scale Industries, trained women in soap making.

In February 2020, the Rebecca Foundation, through the “Enhancing the Youth through Education and Health (EYEH) Soup Kitchen” project, made a donation of assorted food items worth about GH¢15,000 to some street children in Accra.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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(Photos) Man Undergoes First Successful Heart Transplant From a Genetically Altered Pig

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(Photos) Man Undergoes First Successful Heart Transplant From a Genetically Altered Pig

In a first-of-its kind operation, surgeons successfully implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig into a human patient, saving his life after he’d previously been deemed ineligible for a traditional heart transplant.

David Bennett Sr., of Maryland, was safely in recovery from the procedure on Monday, where his doctors from the University of Maryland Medical center have been monitoring his condition.

“It creates the pulse, it creates the pressure, it is his heart,” Dr. Bartley Griffith, the director of the cardiac transplant program at the medical center, told The New York Times. “It’s working and it looks normal. We are thrilled, but we don’t know what tomorrow will bring us. This has never been done before.”

The procedure marks the first time a genetically modified animal heart has been transplanted into a human body without immediate rejection, according to UMD.

“It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” Mr Bennett said of the procedure in a statement. “I look forward to getting out of bed after I recover.”

The 57-year-old had been in hospital for weeks with a life-threatening heart arrhythmia and only a heart-lung bypass machine was keeping him alive before the procedure. A previous surgery involved putting a pig valve into his heart, but his January operation would take things to a whole new level.

The surgery, conducted on Friday with emergency authorisation from the Food and Drug Administration, could open the door for greater organ access, according to the doctor who performed it.

“This was a breakthrough surgery and brings us one step closer to solving the organ shortage crisis. There are simply not enough donor human hearts available to meet the long list of potential recipients,” said Dr Bartley P Griffith in a statement.

Roughly 110,00 people are waiting for organ transplants in the US, and more than 6,000 die each year before they can be matched with an organ donor and brought in for surgery.

Doctors have attempted so-called “xenotransplants” of animal organs into human bodies since the 1980s, but trials featuring entire have largely eased since the case of Stephanie Fae Beauclair, a baby who died a month after receiving a baboon heart to cure a fatal heart condition. Pig heart valves, similar to those in humans, have been used successfully for transplants.

A regenerative medicine company called Revivicor supplied the pig heart for the procedure, using a combination of years of breeding and genetic editing to produce a suitable donor, a 240-pound male standard pig.

The company edited out three genes in the pig’s DNA that would’ve caused a human body to reject the organ, while adding in six human genes that would cause the heart to be accepted.

Once the heart was harvested, it was kept in a special box that supplied it with nutrients and hormones.

Researchers had previously tried using pig hearts in baboons, and were able to keep them alive for months on end, honing which genes played key roles in preventing bodies from rejecting organs.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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“I Found Out From My 14-year-old Daughter That My Wife Has Been Cheating On Me For 3 Years” – Man Bursts Into Tears

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“I Found Out From My 14-year-old Daughter That My Wife Has Been Cheating On Me For 3 Years” – Man Bursts Into Tears

“I Found Out From My 14-year-old Daughter That My Wife Has Been Cheating On Me For 3 Years” – Man Bursts Into Tears

Agony has struck the life of a Nigerian man who is currently battling with the shock he received from the knowledge of his wife’s infidelity.

Seeking an advice from a Twitter influencer and netizens, the young man narrated how his 14-year-old daughter exposed his wife’s deeds.

He said his daughter told him that her mother (his wife) has been cheating on him for 3 three years and that the first time she caught a man in bed with her mother was when she was 11 years old.

The depressed young man added that his wife had begged their daughter not to expose her deeds, but luck ran out of her the last time she spent the night outside, with their daughter bringing everything to light.

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“Good morning brother. I really appreciate your tweets and ways of handling issues on here. God bless you. I’m in the middle of something that has to do with my wife and I just want a word of encouragement from you, Have been thinking about this since the day before yesterday and all I can say is have lost everything brother.

“The most painful thing about this matter is that it’s my 14 years old daughter that narrates everything her mom has being doing to me! Bro FEAR WOMAN being an alpha male or something can not stop that gender from what ever rubbish they have in mind or wanted to do.

“I know you have a lot things in you dm but anytime you come across this pls share with your followers to read and keep me anon.

“I can type much if there is Twitter vn i would have narrates the whole story to you but the bottom line is that my wife cheated on me with another guy and kids know about it but she begged them not tell me then.

“I’m typing with my hand shaking bro and tears. I just need someone i can pour my mind to.

“My daughter saw another guy on my wife can you imagine my daughter is just 11 years then and she did not stop that rubbish not until my daughter called me and explain everything to me on Sunday and what makes her tell me is that she did not come home to sleep because they went to her mom place i mean my mother’s in-law place for holiday.”

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Mother Beats Her 4-Year-Old Girl To Death For Bedwetting

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Mother Beats Her 4-Year-Old Girl To Death For Bedwetting

Mother Beats Her 4-Year-Old Girl To Death For Bedwetting

The Enchi District Police have arrested a couple for beating their four-year-old daughter to death for bedwetting.

Francisca Etuteh, who was made to sit on hot water, also broke her arm due to the beating, the Police said.

The suspects, Effah Donaldson, 34, and Salome Oteku, 27, are said to have caned the deceased till she fell unconscious on Tuesday at Yakase in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region.

Speaking to Joy News’ Augustine Boah, the Enchi Police Divisional Commander, ACP Henry Bacho, said the couple consequently rushed their daughter to the Aowin Community clinic.

However, Francisca died while receiving treatment.

After the report was lodged, ACP Bacho noted that a team was deployed to pick up the suspects for interrogation.

Meanwhile, the body has been deposited at the Enchi Government Hospital for autopsy.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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