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HIV Infection Picking Up – Activists Warn

HIV infection rate is gradually picking up in Ghana, a situation that threatens to undo gains made in fighting the viral disease of the years. Civil Society groups say inadequate and unreliable funding from government and reduced donor support are among the main causes of the rising infection rate figures. …

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Fish Poisoning: Victims Knew Pufferfish Could Kill, Yet Consumed It – FDA

Victims of the food poisoning incident in Alavanyo in the Volta Region clearly knew that the fish they consumed that resulted in deaths and other health conditions is not meant to be eaten, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said. The Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando, Volta Region …

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FDA Bans Sale Of Bleaching Products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has banned the sale of products that contain chemicals mostly found in body bleaching creams. The increase in the sale of such creams has become a public health concern with many health practitioners warning against usage. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing …

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Eight Maternal Deaths Recorded In Wa Municipality

The Wa Municipality of the Upper West region has recorded 8 cases of maternal deaths within the first half of this year(2017). The number is a slight increase from the 7 cases that were recorded within the same period last year. Oswald Dachaga, Wa Municipal Health Information officer, disclosed these …

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Quota system’ll worsen nurse-patient ratio

The quota placed on nursing training institutions by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will create more problems in the health sector, Apostle Daniel Walker, Rector at the Pentecost University, has said.Per the new directive issued by the NMC, prospective applicants to the 75 accredited Nursing Training institutions in the …

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72 Unregistered Drugs Imported Into Ghana In 2012 – Report

As many as 72 unregistered drugs were imported into Ghana without prior approval of the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA), according to The 2012 Auditor-General’s report. Among the unregistered medicines which got unto the Ghanaian market between 2012 and 2013 per the Auditor General’s report are popular malaria drug Coartem …

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Health Service begins Polio vaccine distribution

The Ghana Health Service has begun distributing Polio vaccines to various health facilities in the country after reports of shortage in July 2017. The manager for the National Expanded Program of Immunisation (EPI), Doctor George Bonsu told Joy News they have dispatched vaccines to some of the regions. “So far …

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Kwahu Afram Plains North Districts Records High Cases Of Malaria

The Kwahu Afram Plains North District recorded 50,364 malaria cases out of 119,013 patients who attended the Presbyterian Hospital at Donkorkrom in the four health centres and the 39 CHPS Compound last year. This represented about 48% of the Out Patients Department (OPD) attendance in the district. Out of this …

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A balanced diet for breastfeeding

It’s easy to forget about your own needs when you have a newborn baby to care for, but eating healthily and regularly is one of the best ways of looking after yourself and your baby. Dietitian and leading child nutritionist Frankie Phillips explains how to eat well for breastfeeding… Everyone …

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Thousands undergo eye screening in Sefwi Wiawso

An estimated 20,000 people within the six political districts in the Sefwi enclave of the Western Region are undergoing free eye screening exercise as and surgeries. The nine-day event dubbed Avoidable Blindness Elimination Project which is being carried out by a team of ophthalmologist from the Friends Eye Center is …

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