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HFC Investments donates incubator to Keta Municipal Hospital

HFC Investments, a subsidiary of HFC Bank, has donated an incubator and accessories worth over GHS30,000 to the Keta Municipal Hospital in the Volta Region. The 110-bed capacity hospital, is the second oldest in the region, and serves residents in Keta and its environs. HFC Investments made this donation, after the only incubator in the neo-natal care unit broke down ...

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Tamale Teaching Hospital gets GH¢1.5m Ebola centre

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) can now boast of an emergency centre to cater for patients infected with Ebola and other deadly diseases. As the only infectious disease isolation centre, it is expected to augment the nation’s emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks of contagious diseases. The facility has a capacity of about 20 beds, a water tanker and an ambulance ...

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Rotaract Clubs donate to Adenta, Madina schools to boost sanitation

The Rotaract Clubs of Accra East and Wisconsin International University College donated some Veronica Buckets, hand washing soaps, hand sanitizers, and drying towels to the Holy Rosary School in Adenta SDA and the Islamic Basic School in Madina. This Project is aimed at promoting basic Education and Literacy as well as Water and Sanitation in basic schools-some of Rotary’s Areas ...

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Africa-based cancer research center gets first Ghanaian President

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai has been elected President of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) at its just-ended biennial International Congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Dr. Beatrice Wiafe is the first Ghanaian Consultant-Physician to hold the competitive, two-year tenure Presidency of AORTIC. AORTIC is the continent’s pre-eminent non-profit organization working for interventions and innovative programs towards the prevention ...

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Upper East Region records increase in maternal deaths

Maternal deaths in 2017 in the Upper East Region have seen a significant increase from the figures in 2016. The Region recorded 43 maternal death resulting from haemorrhage and anaemia in 2017, the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Winfred Ofosu disclosed. The figure, according to him, was an increase from the 36  maternal mortality cases recorded in 2016. Dr. Ofosu ...

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Gov’t working with WHO to provide vaccines for KUMACA

The government is soliciting the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to provide influenza vaccines for the students and staff of the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region who remain at risk from the disease. The Director of Disease Control and Surveillance at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe had earlier made similar indications to Citi News ...

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Bawumia to visit KUMACA, urges calm over swine flu fears

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is expected to visit the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region later on Friday following the health crisis in the school that has claimed four lives in the last week. In a statement on his Facebook page, the Vice President expressed the government’s “heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior ...

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Other psychiatric nurses threaten to join Ankaful nurses’ strike

Psychiatric Nurses across the country have threatened to join striking nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, to compel government to remove the Medical Director of the health facility, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, from his post.   They want government to heed the call of the Ankaful Psychiatric nurses to ensure stability within the facility. The Ankaful nurses ...

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Cause of KUMACA deaths not yet confirmed – GHS

Despite suggestions from the Health Ministry that the deaths of four students at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region were caused by acute respiratory infections, the Ghana Health Service has said that it would be too early to comprehensively state that the cause of those deaths had been determined. According to the Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Badu ...

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98-yr old surgeon advises FHMS students; urges doctors to be patriotic

Still exhibiting intelligence like a young medical student, 98-year-old medical Surgeon, Dr. Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, has tasked medical professionals both home and abroad to be patriotic and serve Ghana to the best of their ability. Dr. Evans-Anfom made this appeal when Students and Management of Family Health University Collage Medical School, led by Prof. Yao Kwawukume and Dr. Susu Bridget Kwawukume, ...

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