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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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H1N1 outbreak: Vaccination extended to health workers who attended to KUMACA students

Health personnel who attended to HIN1 flu-infected students of Kumasi Academy are to be vaccinated beginning Friday. Staff of KNUST Hospital — where three nurses contracted the disease — as well as Komfo Anokye, Manhyia and Kumasi South Hospitals, will receive the GC Flu vaccine. Students and teachers of KUMACA …

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Swine Flu Vaccination To Begin

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that it will begin distribution of vaccines to prevent the spread of the H1N1 Influenza Type A that has claimed the lives of students at the Kumasi Academy School in the Ashanti Region. The disease has already killed four students with several others on …

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Meningitis Outbreak: One ASASCO Student Dead, 65 Quarantined

About 60 students and Staff of Asamankese Senior High School in the Eastern region as well as some Prayer warriors at a Prayer camp have been quarantined following the death of a 17-year-old student who died of meningitis Wednesday in the School. Reports suggest that the bereaved family sent the …

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Watch Your Christmas Foods, They May Have Expired – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public, especially consumers of confectionery and frozen foods, to watch out for expired products on the market before, during and after the Christmas and New Year season. The caution has become necessary following the confiscation of some unwholesome goods by the …

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