Though avian influenza, also known variously as bird flu or avian flu, was recorded in the latter part of the 19th century, the growth of the world’s poultry population in the 1990s correlatedly increased the prevalence of the disease.
Fifty-eight years ago, on July 1, 1960, Ghana reaffirmed its independence when it achieved full republican status, a little over three years after attaining political freedom from the British colonialists.
It is said that the health of a nation is the wealth of that nation, hence countries marshal all resources at their disposal to ensure that the necessary infrastructure, facilities and equipment are available to ensure the provision of basic health care for the population.
Economists will always argue that the best way for people to feel the progress made as far as the economy is concerned is when sectors are able to create jobs for the people. But for that to happen, there is the need for the government to ensure that macroeconomic fundamentals are right.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) has become topical these days because it is one of the main sources of economic growth and has the potential to create new employment opportunities and the transfer of knowledge and technology, advanced strategy in marketing and communications.
Natural disasters, major adverse events resulting from natural processes of the likes of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and other geologic processes, are usually not preventable and can cause loss of lives or property damage and typically leave some economic cost in their wake.
Good corporate governance is defined as the structures and processes by which companies are directed and controlled. It helps companies improve on performance by operating more efficiently to remain sustainable.
Mental illness is by far the biggest health challenge that confronts economies of the world. The World Health Organisation, in 2010, said the illness cost the world $2.5 trillion that year, while it is projected to cost about $6 trillion by 2030.
The issue of plastic waste has assumed a worldwide dimension, with dire consequences for the environment and causing climate change that appears not to go away, in spite of efforts by nations and environmental experts to deal with the problems.
At the mention of the word census, many minds are directed at the counting of people within an area or a country. Generally, census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.