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UN calls for empowerment of women with autism

Autism Day

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they face.“They face […] barriers to accessing education and employment on an equal footing with others, denial of their reproductive rights and the freedom ...

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FDA partners Pharmacy Council to curb Tramadol abuse

As the abuse of Tramadol continues to rise in Ghana, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is joining forces with a number of sector agencies to curb the illegal distribution and sale of the drug. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, her outfit is partnering with the Pharmacy Council to boost their surveillance. ...

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Bakua Health Centre needs facelift – Volta Chief

Nana Soglo

Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area and President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Alloh IV, has appealed for the renovation of the Bakua Health Centre, which was built in 1965. He said the facility, which has a laboratory, reproductive health department, Out Patients Department, maternal and child health departments and 15 bungalows for staff was in a deplorable ...

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4th Medical Excellence Awards launched

The third edition of the Medical Excellence Awards (MEA) has been launched at the Achimota hospital in Accra. The award is meant to reward outstanding health professionals who have made significant impact in the country. This year’s launch came with a call on healthcare providers “to smile with their healthcare personnel.” The award categories cover best doctors, nurses, mortuary attendants, ...

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Injection deaths: Senchi health worker was operating illegally – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says the health practitioner who administered the injections that are suspected to have led to three deaths at the New Senchi Health Center in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, had been operating illegally. According to the Service, the man, who has been identified as James Yeboah, had not been authorised to offer such healthcare, and has ...

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U/West Regional Hospital urgently needs staff, logistics – Think Tank

Upper West Regional Hospital

The Upper West Regional Hospital is in dire need of government’s attention to address the facility’s human and logistical constraints hindering effective healthcare delivery. The challenges facing the Hospital have caught the attention of stakeholders including the Savannah Development, a policy think tank, which has expressed grave concern about the issue. The think Tank has therefore called on the government ...

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NGO appeals for strict anti-tobacco laws

A non-governmental organization, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), has called on the Food and Drugs Authority to work towards protecting minors in the country from tobacco usage. VALD says that the failure to address the issue is likely to increase drug addicts. Its Programmes Director,  Labram Musah made the call on the back of recent appeals to regulate the use ...

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FDA destroys unwholesome products in Cape Coast

fda destroys unwholesome products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Central Regional on Thursday safely disposed of about four metric tonnes of expired products worth more than GH¢ 32,697 in Cape Coast. They were made up of herbal medicines, alkaline water, and some expired drugs, which were voluntarily brought from pharmacies and hospitals to the FDA in accordance with the Public Health ...

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‘Contaminated’ drugs possible cause of injection deaths – FDA

FDA CEO, Delese Mimi Darko

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said the deaths of three persons at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Eastern Region from some injections may have been caused by contaminated medication. The medication in question, o.9% Normal Saline, is believed to have been contaminated after being used multiple times, according to a statement from the FDA. ...

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FDA intensifies surveillance to stop sale of Listeriosis meat products

The Food and Drugs Authority has announced that it has intensified post-market surveillance to make sure that meat products that have been affected by the listeria bacteria are recalled. “We have a full alert at the port of entry to make sure that those products will not come in. We’ve intensified post-market surveillance throughout the Easter period, we will be ...

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