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Minister Begs Tamale Hospital Staff

Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed has appealed to doctors, nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to return to work to save lives at the facility. The minister assured the health workers that all necessary conditions, including a police post at the hospital, will be made available to …

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FDA Court In The Offing To Adjudicate Safety Matters

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said there are plans to establish a specialized court to preside over matters concerning food safety and drug abuse. The food and drugs regulator is seeking to crack the whip on violators of the country’s public health laws and check the rise in …

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Mother, Daughter Die During Labour At Same Hospital

A 42-year-old mother and her 25-year-old daughter have died during labour at the Assesewa Government Hospital. The deceased persons, Mable Maku Tekpertey and Sarah Tekpertey, mother and daughter respectively have been buried side by side at their Dawatrim village in near Assesewa. The bereaved family blames medical ineffectiveness at the …

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Okudzeto Ablakwa Presents Ambulance To Constituents

The state of readiness of the Juapong Health Centre to respond to emergency situations was given a boost following the donation of an ambulance to the facility by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa. Aside from the donation of an ambulance, the MP presented …

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Tamale Teaching Hospital Staff Threaten Strike Over Kandahar Attacks

Staff of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) have threatened to lay down their tools over the recent attack by a coalition of pro-NPP youth groups, on the hospital and its Chief Executive Officer Dr David Akolbila on Tuesday, 14 August. Dr Ken Osei Mensah, Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, …

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HIV/AIDS Prevention Coalition Campaign Soon

The Ghana Aids Commission has urged Ghanaians to check their HIV status to complement government’s agenda to eliminate the disease by 2030. Government, over the years, has rolled out a number of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus as well as prolonging the lives of those infected. …

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Review National Child health Policies To Help Achieve SDG 3 – WVI-G

World Vision International Ghana (WVI-G), has called for a re-look at the national child health policy to speed up efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) three, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of people at all ages. Mr Micah Ayo Olad, Health, Nutrition and …

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Make Family Planning A Human Right Policy – NPC

The National Population Council (NPC) has called on government to institute family planning as a human right policy in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal four. In a statement to mark this year’s World Population Day, the Northern Regional Secretariat of the NPC said, the Council …

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190-bed hospital structure rotting away in Bekwai June 27, 2018

A 190-bed capacity structure for the Bekwai Municipal Hospital in the Ashanti region is rotting away as authorities have since 2013 abandoned it. No actionable effort has been made to complete the facility, started by the late Prof. Evans Atta Mills in 2010, despite several appeal by the chief and …

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Police Arrest Student For Carrying ‘Open UGMC Now’ Placard

A University of Ghana Pharmacy student has been arrested by the police for raising a placard calling for the immediate opening of the UG Medical Center. The student, identified as one Sekyi-Brown Reginald, is reported to have raised the placard during a programme where the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo was …

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