Littering Awareness 0

Litter is in our streets, sidewalks, parking lots, roads and highways. It’s in your hands. Let’s do our part to keep Obuasimunicipality clean.

Litter Facts 

Littering is a ‘symptom’ of a particular attitude. There are generally three reasons people litter:

1. People tend to litter where litter already exists
2. People litter where they fell no sense of ownership
3. People litter because they believe someone else will clean it up

But there are a lot of reasons that they shouldn’t litter at all.

Litter Moves — it doesn’t stay where it falls. It gets trapped in fences, drains, and planted areas. It travels with wind, water, vehicles, people and animals. It affects communities, animals, tourism and the environment.

Litter Attracts More Litter — once litter accumulates, it tends to invite more litter. It seems more acceptable to litter on a dirty street.

Litter is a Health Hazard — It’s not just that it looks awful. Cups full of rainwater make a perfect breeding ground fordisease-carrying mosquitoes. Rats, insects and bacteria all love litter. It clogs storm drains and causes serious flooding.

Litter Prevention

Never litter. It’s that simple. Littering is one activity that is completely under our personal control.

How can You help?

1. Carry your garbage until you find a litter bin / receptacle

2. Carry a litter bag in your car and never toss litter out a vehicle window

3. Set an example for others, especially children, by not littering

4. Participate in community clean up days

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The NEGATIVE Effects of Having More than one Sexual Partner 0

To be single means to be free to do whatever you want in your life at any time and in place. And that includes having sex as you may like and want. Some do it only with their steady partner while the others don’t really care if they do it with different people anytime they feel like doing so.

But before you develop a promiscuous behavior, there are things you need to know. These are the disadvantages of having multiple sexual partners. Keep in mind that your health will be the one that will suffer the most.

Whether men or women, it’s still best to engage in safe sex. This means using safety measures or contraceptive particularly on the part of the females. So, what are the main disadvantages that can harm you if you have sex with different people?

Firstly, your risk of acquiring infectious diseases will be high. When you do it with several men or women, you are only exposing yourself to these illnesses. You can never tell if your partner has the disease or not because when you’re hungry for intimacy and pleasure, you often don’t care at all. More so you won’t care if you’re drunk and you engage in sex without the right protective tool.

The psychological effect should also not be taken for granted. This can even lead to psychological disorders that may affect your behavior and cause serious problems later.

When this happens, your relationship with your family, friends and other people might become problematic.

Another thing is you can become addicted to sex if you find yourself enjoying and doing it with different partners on a frequent basis. Yes, you can have the most pleasure if you want but you need to take care of your health particularly if you’re a woman. It’s not good to be promiscuous.

What’s great about being single and sexy when you don’t take care of your body? You may be working out to keep your body fit, you have a great career and you do your best to dress well all the time but do think about your sexual behavior as well.

And the most important habit to carry on is to use the right contraception all the time. Even if you’re a woman, having a steady supply of protection in your bag should be a top priority. You never know when you’re going to do it so it’s always best to be prepared.

Radio drama improves people’s attitude to health 0

A radio drama project to promote child nutrition, agriculture and maternal/child health issues has shown an improved attitude of listeners to such issues.

According to the project implemented for six months at Saboba and Savelugu Assemblies in the Northern Region in 2018, those, who listened to the radio dramas on child nutrition, agriculture and maternal/child health issues, improved in terms of their attitude towards those issues compared to those, who did not listen.

The project, whose findings were released at a workshop in Tamale on Friday, used radio dramas to propagate messages on good nutrition, health and agricultural practices to listeners to assess if listening to such messages would have any impact on their lives.

It was implemented by the Texas A&M University School of Public Health in the United States, University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and Community Health Nurses Training College, Tamale.

Dr Mahama Saaka, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutritional Sciences of UDS, who presented the findings at a forum in Tamale, said even though the attitude of listeners improved, it did not result in a change in their health conditions as malnutrition was still high at the area.

Dr Saaka suggested that Ghana Health Service scale up the project to reach a large number of the population to help change their attitudes to help improve the country’s health indicators.

Professor Lisako McKyer, Associate Dean for Climate and Diversity, Health Promotion and Community Health Science at Texas A&M University was hopeful that the project marked the beginning of a productive partnership amongst the implementers saying “Together, we can and we will positively impact the lives of all.”

Hajia Azara Amadu, Northern Regional Nutrition Officer lauded the project saying it was in line with the behavioural change campaigns of the GHS to promote improved health practices amongst the people.

Source: GNA

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