My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part IV]

The Ghanaian Parliament on December 20, 2022 debated, voted, and approved a Bill to tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and other products – as per the Ghana Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022. Over the past three weeks, I have presented my take on this policy intervention – via this four-part article. In this concluding section of […]

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COVID-19 immunity licensing in Africa: practical, socio-cultural, and ethical bottlenecks

Author: Amos Laar, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon. E-mail: alaar@ug.edu.gh Twitter: @alaar In this commentary published by The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN), Professor Laar asks the pertinent question: If in future we have good data to support COVID-19 Immunity Passports, would […]

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Protecting, promoting, and assuring pandemic ethics is everyone’s responsibility, not just the government’s

Amos Laar, Ph.D. Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra Ghana. E-mail alaar@ug.edu.gh In December 2019, a few cases of a severe form of viral pneumonia were reported from Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China. The illness was identified as a novel Coronavirus – severe acute respiratory syndrome […]

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