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Ghanaian Scientists Design Beads That Detect Pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia.  The beads, which are designed in the colours of the national flag, guide mothers to monitor the respiratory rate of children. Pneumonia remains the foremost cause …

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One Constituency, One Ambulance – Bawumia Announces

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the government has initiated processes to produced 275 ambulances to boost the operations of the National Ambulance Service. According to him, each constituency will be given one of the ambulances. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Annual Health Summit organized …

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Private Clinics Dispute Akufo-Addo Over NHIS Debt Clearance Claim

The Association of Private Clinics has disputed claims by government that the outstanding 15 months of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) debt has been settled. Spokesperson of the Association, Samuel Donkor Boachie, said members who are owed by the government are yet to receive any monies from the outstanding payment. …

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Nationwide Immunisation Exercise Begins Next Week

The Ministry of Health would from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29, jointly commemorate the Africa Vaccination Week and Child Health Promotion Week in all health facilities and outreach posts across the country. There would be immunization services, Vitamin A Supplementation, provision of Child Health Record Cards, Growth Promotion …

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Stop Dispensing Unpriscribed Tramadol – FDA Warns

Mr John Odai-Tettey, the Acting Central Regional Director of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned over-the-counter medicine sellers to desist from either stocking or selling prescribed medicines like Tramadol to patients. He pointed out that sellers who contravened the order would be made to face the full length …

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Taxis turned ambulances at Tain District Hospital

Taxis have become ‘alternative ambulances’ for referrals of critically ill patients at the Tain Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo region due to lack of an ambulance. The only ambulance of the hospital, Starr News gathered, had been out of use for a long time and is currently parked on …

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Smoking ‘Shisha’ Can Lead To Breast Cancer – Expert Warns

Smoking of “shisha” and excessive alcohol intake have been identified as rising causes of breast cancer among the young people in the country, President of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae has revealed. She is also worried that breast cancer is fast increasing among the youth in Africa and …

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Akple And Okro Soup Deaths: Death Toll Rises To Six

The death toll from a case of suspected food poisoning at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region has risen to six following the death of a child. All of the mysterious deaths (including a mother and a daughter) centre around the consumption of a …

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Most Young Ladies In Ghana Abusing Contraceptive Pills – FDA reveals

The Food and Drugs Authority is raising concerns over what it has seen to be the growing trend of most young girls in Ghana abusing contraceptive pills. Research conducted by DKT International show that most of the young women who abuse these contraceptive pills suffer from mild to severe side …

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Korle Bu Experts Concerned About Increasing C-Sections; Warn Of Dire Consequences

A new study by health experts at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has revealed that an increasing number of women are opting for the caesarian section in the delivery of their babies. According to the research, women who opted for a caesarean shot up from 35% in 2010 to 47% …

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