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Amnesty International Condemns ‘Gay Sex’ Medical Tests In Ghana

Leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned Ghana’s authorities for carrying out medical tests on the private parts of two male students accused of having sex with each other. The tests amounted to “torture and degradation of their human dignity” in violation of Ghana’s constitution, Amnesty’s Ghana spokesman Robert Amoafo …

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Health Authorities Worried About Spike In Teenage Pregnancy, HIV Infection

More teenagers are getting pregnant in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, a development that has become a huge worry for the health authorities and policymakers in the area. One hundred and eighty teenage pregnancies were seen there, last year, as against the 2016 figure of 170. Mr …

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Pizza Is A Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal – According To A Nutritionist

If you love starting your morning with a bowl of Raisin Bran or another healthy-sounding cereal, we have some bad news: The majority of cereals are packed with sugar and really aren’t the best way to kickstart your day. To drive home the point that crunchy and sweet flakes shouldn’t …

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Health Ministry Partners Spanish Organisation To Eliminate Buruli Ulcer, Other Tropical Diseases

A joint project agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Anesvad Foundation, a Spanish Organisation, for the control, elimination and eradication of skin-related tropical diseases. The 5.8 million Euro starter project, would, however, focus on Buruli Ulcer, Leprosy and Yaws, which were …

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FDA Maintains Ban On Sale, Distribution Of Six Popular Herbal Medicines

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says a ban on the sale and distribution of six herbal medicinal products issued some two years ago is still valid. The herbal medicinal products hit by the ban include Rockman Capsules manufactured by RockCare Clinic Limited; Mars for men imported by Joe D. …

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Health Ministry Allays Fears Of Listeriosis In Ghana

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation …

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Don’t Take Advantage Of New CHPS Compound To Give Birth Unnecessarily – Chief

The Paramount Chief of Klikor Traditional Area in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region, Togbui Addo, has advised residents in Letakor not to take advantage of a new Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound situated in the community ‘to give birth unnecessarily’. According to him, women in …

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GAR Hospital Admits First Patient At New ICU

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital on Tuesday, 9 January 2018, officially operationalised its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with its limited staff. So far, the hospital has admitted its first patient. The Medical Director, Dr Emmanuel Kwabla Srofenyoh revealed that they are committed to operationalise the ICU to its fullest. “We …

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Fulani Attacks: 3 Soldiers Fight For Life

Three soldiers who sustained gunshot wounds after an attack by nomadic herdsmen at Agogo in the Ashanti Region, have been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) after their conditions became critical. The soldiers and a police officer, all members of Operation Cow Leg, were shot by herdsmen on …

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Kumasi Gains Global Recognition For Cancer Fight

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a health experts body, spearheading the fight against cancer, has selected Kumasi to be part of the ‘City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) 2025’ project. This makes it the first city in Africa and fourth in the world to become part of the project, which …

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