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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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Maternal healthcare crisis: midwives use flashlights in baby delivery

Midwives in Tuna, a town in the Upper West Region have resorted to using torch lights and lights from mobile phones to deliver babies. This followed the torrential rains that ripped off the roof of the Good Shepherd Health Center and destroyed portions of the facility. Joy News learnt that the …

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Antibody helps keep man’s HIV at bay for 10 months

An experimental therapy has held back one man’s HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of 18 people in a small trial testing injections of “broadly neutralising antibodies” – the natural weapons of the immune system. They delayed the resurgence of the virus in other participants …

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Ghana Records 90 Child Mortality Daily – Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service has expressed worry over the increasing number of child mortality in the country. At least 90 deaths are recorded daily in health facilities and about 21,000 deaths annually across the country, the GHS revealed. Speaking at the national newborn stakeholders’ meeting in Accra, the Director General …

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Ghana to take delivery of new Polio vaccines next week

Ghana is to take delivery of new polio vaccines next week, following the settlement of a 3.4 million dollar debt the government owed suppliers of the vaccine. Health facilities across the country have run out of the supply of the vaccine, putting hundreds of new born babies and infants at …

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