Obesity

Obesity

Artist Chineyenwa Okoro Onu Description Using acrylic and waste materials including polythene bags, bottle tops, and cosmetic bottles, the piece draws attention to the recent surge in the prevalence of obesity in Ghana and its health implication on co-morbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

Deep Down My Heart

Deep Down My Heart

Author Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (born 1950) is a Ghanaian physician and cardiothoracic surgeon who established the Ghana National Cardiothoracic Center and the Ghana Red Cross Society. The book is his narration of events culminating to the establishment of the center. Publisher Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Pages 130

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Artist Lawrinda Agbenowosi (2019) The painting is the artist’s illustrative perception of Alottey’s theory of formalism. Allotey’s formalism was developed by the Ghanaian mathematician Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey (9 August 1932 – 2 November 2017).  The technique was suggested to determine matter moves in outer space. It was developed from X-ray spectroscopy studies. Dimension 70

The Saga of Cocoa

The Saga of Cocoa

Artist Portia Dzamvivie Cocoa has been important to Ghana’s economy since the crop’s introduction into the country. The Swollen shoot disease has major effects on cocoa. The causative virus is transmitted from one tree to the other by mealybug vectors. This was first discovered in Ghana in 1936. One of the most

Asibi

Asibi

Artist Robert Commey (2019) On 30th , June, 1927, a young labourer was seen at Kpeve, a then small town in the Gold Coast. He had presented severe headache, lower back pain and appeared very ill.These symptoms suggested yellow fever. He recovered a few days later but his sample,later to

The Kidney in Sickle Cell Anaemia

The Kidney in Sickle Cell

Artist Derek Pinto (2019) Based on the work of Prof. Stephen Addae the physiologist, medical doctor and historian, this painting illustrates the state of the kidney in Sickle Cell Anaemia. Dimension 94 x 99 cm Medium Acrylic on canvas

Cholera Kills

Cholera Kills

Artist Hamid Nortey In 2014, Ghana recorded its worst outbreak of cholera. The painting shows educational messages that might mitigate against cholera. Dimension 6 x 3 feet Medium Acrylic on canvas

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

Artist Albert Nii Nortey Dowuona “In Loving Memory” is a composition of layers of images and information published during the 2014 Ebola pandemic. These images and information give the general public an insight into what happened in the Ebola-infected areas. The images include how the health workers were adorned with protective

River Blindness

River Blindness

Artist Henneh Kyereh Kwaku British naval surgeon John O’Neill who was attached to the HMS Decoy at the Cape Coast Castle in the Gold Coast (Ghana) began studying a local condition called ‘craw-craw’ in 1874. The condition that he studied became known as Onchocerciasis (also known as River blindness). The

Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis

Artist Henneh Kyereh Kwaku A poem on an illness which results in the enlargement and hardening of limbs or body parts. Dimension 594 x 42 cm Medium Text on paper, installation

Sickle Cell Awareness II

Sickle Cell Awareness II

Artist Allyne Mamattah (2019) It is estimated that about 2% of all newborns in Ghana have Sickle Cell Disease. This piece aimed to create awareness on the disease. Dimension 42 x 59.4 cm Medium Body art & photography

Sickle Cell Awareness I

Sickle Cell Awareness I

Artist Allyne Mamattah (2019) It is estimated that about 2% of all newborns in Ghana have Sickle Cell Disease. This piece aimed to create awareness on the disease. Dimension 59.4 x 42 cm Medium Body art & photography

A Portrait of Dr. Leticia E. Obeng

A Portrait of Dr. Leticia

Artist Hunke K. Courage  Dr. Letitia Obeng is the first Ghanaian woman to hold a PhD. Dimension 84 x 76 cm Medium Graphite and charcoal on paper

Elephantiasis: A neglected tropical disease

Elephantiasis: A neglected tropical disease

Artist Winfred Nana Amoah (2019)This piece illustrates Elephantiasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease. Dimension 92 x 61 cm Medium Acrylic, textiles and research articles on canvas

River Blindness

River Blindness

Artist Winfred Nana Amoah The mixed-media piece shows river blindness, a disease that affects both the skin and eyes. Dimension 115 x 102 cm Medium Acrylic, used call cards and melted plastics on canvas

Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-4

Proceedings of the Ghana Academy

Title Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-4 (1960s – 1970s)The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences began its life as the Ghana Academy of Learning in 1959.  The Academy publishes The Proceedings of the Ghana Academy and the J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecturers every year. Author Ghana Academy of

A Silent Heritage: An Autobiography

A Silent Heritage: An Autobiography

Author: Letitia Eva Obeng This inspirational story chronicles Dr Letitia Obeng’s rise from humble beginnings in rural Ghana to international prominence as a scientist and environmentalist. Hardcover: 569 pagesPublisher: Goldsear Language: English

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Simon Bowman (2019) In his work, Bowman uses analogue photography to make abstract images on x-ray films. In analogue photography, the photographic information stored on the films is developed into prints in the dark room. His practice, however, is a point of intervention. Bowman does not capture images on the