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GBAfrica Recipe: The Benefits Of Easting Palava Sauce

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In our Ghanaian cultural setting, the evolution of many local and traditional dishes have made most individual wonder which varieties one can choose ranging from our local Breakfast to Lunch and lastly Supper.

Some varieties include Hausa Koko, Obla3yo, Tom Brown, Wheat, Waakye, Rice, Kenkey with Fish, Banku with Tilapia or Okro Stew, Omotuo with Groundnut Soup, Yam with Palava Sauce among others.

In today’s edition on GBafrica Recipe we will enlighten our readers about how to prepare Palava Sauce popularly called Kontomire Stew.

Palava Sauce can be enjoyed as a main meal with boiled yam, boiled rice and any other accompaniment you can think of.

Let’s get started:

INGREDIENTS

  • Kontomire (a bowl full)
  • Palm oil
  • One small size salmon
  • One medium size of momone or salty fish
  • Two table spoon full of agushie
  • Four fingers of pepper
  • Three medium size of tomatoes
  • Three medium size of onions
  • One tablespoon of salt

DIRECTION

  • Wash and cook your neatly cut kontomire for three minutes. Check if it is cooked on all sides by stirring. Strain water and or allow to sit.
  • Prepare tomatoes stew like any other stew and add washed momone to it before stirring in grounded ingredients. Add salmon by breaking it into small pieces.
  • Add one tablespoon salt to agushie in a separate bowl with water and mix well to get a think texture. Stir for a few minutes and pour gradually into stew on fire. Cover it, lower heat and allow to cook for five minutes, stir afterwards.
  • Add cooked kontomire to stew.
  • Taste for salt and allow to simmer for about five minutes. Ready to be served.

Why we should eat Palava Sauce.

Palava Sauce is one of the healthiest meals we have here in Ghana. In the absence of Agushie, you can use soya bean powder as a substitute. Palava sauce has a lot of health benefits and some include:

  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Improves blood circulation due to its richness in iron
  • Lowers Cholesterol.
  • Good for weight lost.
  • Builds cognitive intelligence in children.

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Camidoh Partners Sonotech To Begin Free Breast Cancer Screening Exercise [SEE PHOTOS]

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In recognition of the hazardous state late detection of Breast Cancer put women through, Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center on tuesday began its free breast cancer screening exercise, an event which have so far witnessed ladies, including winner and other beauty pageants of the just ended TV3 Ghana Most Beautiful show.

Led by the project ambassador, Camidoh, the exercise is to aid the health institution leverage on established programmes and convening platforms to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide. It will also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The exercise is currently going on at the various branches of the hospital, Osu and Tema

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Camidoh Announced Project Ambassador Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center, have, on Thursday during the launch of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, unveiled Afro-pop musician Camidoh as the official ambassador who will serve as a gate-keeper to bring-in knowledge, and also strive to help build, sustain the capabilities and knowledge of the project which comes paired with other month-long activities to intensify the awareness of the disease.

The GB Recz signed artiste will lend his voice and use his platform to aid the health institution leverage on established programmes and convening platforms to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide. He will also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Speaking in an interview with a team of media men, Medical Director at the Medical And Diagnostic Center, Dr. Grace Buckman said, over the past fours years, the health institution have been embarking on the breast cancer awareness campaign to disburse the right information regarding the disease, and to encourage screening culture amongst Ghanaians.

Asked if the health institution will cater for those infected after the free screening exercise, Dr. Grace Buckman revealed that, those who are less than 40 years will undergo a breast ultrasound scan at a discount of 50 per cent and those above the 40 years will undergo a mammogram surgery at a discount of 20 per cent, but however, if the cancer is being detected, the organization have surgeons who will take up the treatment modalities.

Camidoh reiterating the Dr. Grace’s statement urged the Ghanaian populace to use this opportunity to get tested for an early detection to prevent worst state. According to him, the situaton is becoming alarming despite advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to place a heavy burden on individuals, families and health care systems hence an early diagnosis is need for an early treamtment.

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Sonotech Launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Unveil Camidoh And Miss Health As Project Ambassadors

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Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center, Tema, on Thursday launched the Breast Cancer Awareness Month coupled with other month-long activities to intensify awareness of the disease and also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Leveraging established programmes and convening platforms, the campaign aims to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide.

Despite advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to place a heavy burden on individuals, families and health care systems. Some 2.1 million new cases are recorded every year and in 2018, over 600,000 lives were lost to this disease. Yet, if detected early enough, breast cancer is curable.

Speaking in an interview with a team of media men, Medical Director at the Medical And Diagnostic Center, Dr. Grace Buckman said, over the past fours years, the health institution have been embarking on the breast cancer awareness campaign to disburse the right information regarding the disease, and to encourage screening culture amongst Ghanaians.

Asked if the health institution will cater for those infected after the free screening exercise, Dr. Grace Buckman revealed that, those who are less than 40 years will undergo a breast ultrasound scan at a discount of 50 per cent and those above the 40 years will undergo a mammogram surgery at a discount of 20 per cent, but however, if the cancer is being detected, the organization have surgeons who will take up the treatment modalities.

The launch also saw the unveiling of the project’s official ambassadors. AfroPop musician, Camidoh and Miss Health – Ohemaa Agyekum who were announced as celebrities who would lend their voice to champion this course expressed their gratitude in management for choosing them, thus far, pledging their allegiance to see to it that the out come of this initiative will be worth it.

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Food and Drug Administration To Ban The Production Of Alcoholic Drink In Sachets And Plastic Bottles

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Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will totally ban production of alcoholic drinks in sachets by 2023/2024, after the organization expressed worry over the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small volume glass and Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles.

With the support of the Federal Ministry of Health, Adeyeye stated that, the concern also relates to the fact that alcohol “is also a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties, explaining that, uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles have been put forward as a factor contributing to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria with its negative impact on the society.

The director-general also said that, pending the time lapse, the distillers association were told to reduce the level of alcohol drink in sachets, and that they have agreed to do that. Adeyeye said the distillers association had also been tasked to run a social responsibility campaign against underage drinking, adding that a jingle would soon be on air in this regards.

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